April 19 2018

Nil by Mouth has been chosen to present at a national event aimed at celebrating the work of colleges and their partners.

The College Expo18 is a new, free landmark event for everyone involved in post-16 education and training. The two-day conference and exhibition held on the 6th & 7th  of June in Queen Margaret University,  is a celebration of colleges and their partners, mixed with cutting-edge discussion on innovations to enhance vocational learning outcomes. Run by the College Development Network, Expo18 will showcase the work being carried out in colleges across the country and provide a forum for sharing creative ideas for charities, businesses and social enterprises to become more involved in Scotland’s further education sector.

Nil by Mouth Campaign Director, Dave Scott, will present to the audience on the charity’s ‘Pitch Perfect’ Creative Competition which has ran successfully with City of Glasgow, Kelvin and South Lanarkshire Colleges over recent years. Through the competition hundreds of students have found their voice on tackling sectarianism, designing campaigns and images aimed at getting people in society to think about the consequences of sectarian attitudes. They have also gained qualifications through their involvement in the programme and invaluable experience of managing real budgets and pitching to industry leaders for their CV.

Notable successes through the competition include 2015 City of Glasgow College winner Kiss Bigotry Goodbye, which was a finalist in the Herald Education Awards, securing support from the Scottish Government and Parliament as well as over two million views on Facebook and twitter. And  2017 Glasgow Kelvin winner Torn by artist Kelly Coyle which has been displayed at the St Mungo Museum in the city.

To find out how your college can become involved and to book a free place at this ground breaking conference visit: http://www.collegedevelopmentnetwork.ac.uk/college-expo18/