Carol Monaghan MP visits ‘spectacular’ new City of Glasgow College campuses

The SNP’s Westminster Spokesperson for Education has visited City of Glasgow College’s new campuses, calling it ‘a shining example of the value we are placing in education in Scotland’.

Carol Monaghan MP was given a tour of the City and Riverside Campuses by Principal Paul Little, which represent a multi-million investment in tertiary education for the city and across Scotland.

A former teacher, Monaghan made reference to this investment in a Westminster Hall debate earlier in the month, saying that the institution is now ‘at the cutting edge of college education’.

Commenting, Carol Monaghan MP said:

“The spectacular new City of Glasgow College campus on Cathedral Street is an impressive addition to the city skyline. Sitting next to the old College of Commerce building and across the road from Strathclyde University, CoGC is Scotland’s largest college, and is one of the institutions transforming tertiary education in the city. With an emphasis on skills for employability, courses as wide-ranging as building and engineering to professional cookery and television are available, many of them to degree level.

“I met with Principal Paul Little for a tour of the college and to experience some of the world-class facilities. I particularly enjoyed trying the ship simulator at the Riverside Campus, where I navigated through ice in the Arctic. This state of the art simulator can accommodate students for hours at a time, giving them an almost real-life experience, and is now being used to train crew from all over the world.

“City of Glasgow College is a shining example of the value we are placing in education in Scotland, and will equip our young people with the skills they need for the world of work.”

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