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Summer magazine launched by Journalism students

Clyde Convo- Students' magazine

The HND journalism students have released their new magazine, the Clyde Convo, just in time for the summer holidays.  The project, which is part of the course’s graded unit, has been in the making for the last nine months.

There is a variety of content which ties in with events that are happening in June such as Euro ’24, Taylor Swift’s Eras tour, as well as a guide to what’s happening in Glasgow over the next couple of months and holiday travel advice. 

The students have also sourced exclusive interviews with some well-known names such as the former first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Labour leader, Anas Sarwar, former footballer now turned podcaster, Si Ferry and the Scottish Football Association’s Performance Director, Graeme Jones.

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There are some hard-hitting articles which explore the inequalities women still experience with pay and health compared to their male counterparts, as well as the rise of women’s football. Various departments in the College have also been praised within articles for the services they provide including the student councillors and the Learning Inclusion team.

With expert-teaching and guidance from their desktop publishing lecturer, Rosie Gibson, the second-year group managed to design and produce the 60-page magazine by themselves in the time given to them. Rosie said: “The production and publication of the Clyde Convo has been a wonderful journey, where the students have had the opportunity and freedom to create a magazine which speaks to their fellow students about issues which are important to them. They’ve done a fantastic job.”

Cole Pinder is the magazine’s editor: “I’ve been thrilled to have the opportunity to create this magazine during my time at Glasgow Clyde College. This project has been exhilarating from beginning to end, and I’m glad I got to experience it. We’ve worked hard putting it together, and I’m sure this publication has stories that any student can relate to and enjoy. It doesn’t matter if you're a football fan, a Swifty, or a student looking ahead at your future. There are stories in Clyde Convo for you.”

Curriculum Manager for Journalism and Events, Ross Nixon said: “It’s great to see the students produce a magazine of this quality and quantity. In an ever-evolving digital age, it’s really nice to see a group work on a printed publication which is far harder to produce than an online article.

"That’s why it’s great to allow the students the opportunity to create a magazine in which they can choose the issues they want to explore and write about and interview the contributors that they want to hear from. I’m delighted for them that they can now see the results of the project they’ve been working on since September.”

You can grab your FREE copy at one of the campuses now after the students distributed them around the campus reception areas and the libraries.