issue 02 MAY 2013 The Newsletter of Ayrshire College Welcome The time has passed very quickly since the last newsletter and we are making excellent progress towards merger and the vesting date of 1 August, 2013. NEW COLLEGE CORPORATE IDENTITY NOW REVEALED Corporate Identity I am delighted to share with you the new corporate identity for the Ayrshire College. The ribbon, as it is described, represents the shape of Ayrshire, and projects a positive, forward thinking image for the future. we will be working towards introducing our new look across all three college campuses. Over the coming months, in advance of the launch date of the 1st of August 2013, Additional Funding Heather Dunk, Principal, Ayrshire College Coming soon Vision, VALUES and Voice (VVV) moving forward Workshops All staff day in June Student Elections The brand identity was selected after extensive consultation with staff and students. Our campus identities will form sub brands and will reinforce the importance of local provision and will be named: Ayr Campus, Kilwinning Campus and Kilmarnock Campus. Cultural Study The announcement of additional funding for Ayrshire College by the Scottish Funding Council provides a tremendous boost for the College and will enable us to support more people from our communities throughout 2013/14. The Cultural Study results have been published. You can access the results on line at www.ayrshireregionalcollege. co.uk You have given very clear messages about the culture you would welcome in the new college as well as challenges to address. The next series of VVV - Moving forward workshops will take forward actions from the cultural study, I hope that you will be able to attend. Part of the additional allocation is to support part-time provision that meets the needs of the region, including women returners. We will work in partnership with our three Community Planning Partnerships and Job Centre Plus to agree priorities for this additional funding. Around the Campuses I have enjoyed visiting all of the campuses in Ayrshire to meet staff and students. The joint working taking place across campuses is very encouraging and I am confident that by working together we can achieve our ambitions for Ayrshire College. I will ensure that engagement with staff in the Ayrshire College will be open, honest and transparent. In that way, I am confident we can build trust in each other and work as a team to ensure the best possible experience for our students. STUDENT ELECTIONS Don’t forget to register your vote! See full story on Page 3.