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Dementia Carer Voices UK Lead to address Glasgow Clyde College Graduation Ceremony

Dementia Carer Voices is honoured that UK Lead, Tommy Whitelaw, has been invited to give an address at the Glasgow Clyde College Graduation and Awards Ceremony to celebrate the success of their Higher National students. Tommy has previously spoken at the college’s Cardonald Campus  >and Dementia Carer Voices launched the Pollok Pledge  >at the College with local MSP Humza Yousaf last year.


The College is holding three ceremonies on Saturday 4 November to accommodate all the students eligible to graduate from the College. The morning ceremony, at which Tommy will be speaking, will see around 210 students graduate, with around 700 friends and family in attendance. Also in attendance are College staff, Board members and other stakeholders.

The Higher National students in this ceremony are from the Faculty of Access and Continuing Learning and from the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. Graduating students have studied with Glasgow Clyde College full-time, part-time and through work-based learning and awarding courses include Social Sciences, Early Education and Childcare and Social Care.

Some of the graduands will progress on to University degree courses and others will either have gained employment or are looking for employment.

The key theme of the graduation is celebrating success, achievement, hard work and commitment, of not just the students but their families and friends. We want to send them out in to the world to “make a change” for the better. If the Tommy can use his 10 minutes to help motivate the graduands to take a “can do” approach to life, to their capacity to “make change happen” for the better and to be ambassadors for the College, Glasgow and Scotland as they embark on the next stage of their journey.

ALLIANCE Director, Irene Oldfather said,

“It is fantastic that Dementia Carer Voices has been invited back to Glasgow Clyde College to celebrate their graduating students. We are delighted to have engaged with students at the college before and are confident that they will take the key messages from the Dementia Carer Voices presentations out into the caring profession.”


UK Lead, Tommy Whitelaw said,

“I am honoured to be invited to give a presentation at this graduation ceremony. It will be a wonderful experience to celebrate the success of these students, and I wish them luck as they go out into an essential profession.”


For information about the graduation ceremony please contact Heather Holmes on 0141 272 3784 at the College.


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