Principal Jon Vincent Interviewed by GCR


Last September Glasgow Clyde College appointed Jon Vincent as the new Principal and Chief Executive.

Previously the Principal of Tyne Metropolitan College (where he guided the institution towards being the first STEM assured college in the north of England), Mr Vincent has already begun to bring some fresh ideas to the college.

Upon his appointment he said: “I am absolutely delighted to have accepted the Board of Management’s invitation to become the next Principal and Chief Executive.

“”Having spent the whole of my career working in the further and higher education sector in a number of colleges across England I am excited by the opportunity to join you. I commenced my professional life as a teacher and teaching continues to be my passion. As the product of a further education college myself, I know how transformative college study can be for our students and its capacity to raise aspirations, unleash potential and transform their lives.

“The reputation of Glasgow Clyde College as a high-performing provider of vocational education extends throughout the United Kingdom. I look forward to working with you all to realise the college’s vision to ‘contribute to the prosperity and well-being of Scotland through exceptional achievement.”

We at Glasgow Clyde Radio caught up with the new Principal recently to discuss how he has adjusted to his new role, what he hopes to achieve whilst at the college and the music he enjoys on his daily commute to and from work. Hear it below:

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Iain is a Clyde Outside contributor with a specific focus on city culture. He can usually be found three rums deep, “working” at one of the many bars in Glasgow

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