NCL Hairdressing and Barbering Promo

HND Television students were approached by HNC Hairdressing at Cumbernauld campus and asked to film a promotional video as part of their course work.

Nadine Giles, HNC Hairdressing student said:

“We set out to make a promotional video for the Hairdressing and Barbering courses within New College Lanarkshire at Cumbernauld Campus. The aim of the promo was to make people aware of the courses and what is expected of them as students.  We did this by interviewing students both past and present across all course levels.  By speaking to salon owners who had previously studied at the college, we were able to gain an insight into how they applied their learning at college in order to start up their own businesses and how they have continued to develop their skills.

We all had so much fun planning and making the video and it was extremely enjoyable to work with other departments. It also showed us how much work goes into this behind the scenes.”

Hairdressing lecturer Christine McCaffrey added,

“I am extremely proud of our students and how they conducted themselves during this project.  They demonstrated professionalism and maturity in how they dealt with the salon owners .  Their organisational skills throughout the process, in particular, how they have dealt with the college closure during the Covid-19 crisis, is both incredible and humbling. 

Seeing the video they have produced reminds us of why we do our jobs and how important it is we create an environment that fosters their team working skills and builds their confidence to go forward into the workplace.”

HND Television student Donald McLeod said;

“Working with the Hairdressing students allowed us to focus our efforts on the video production side of the project as many of the logistics that we would usually handle were organised by the Hairdressing students.  The project also gave us all a greater level of experience of collaboration outside of our class.  The great level of communication and planning from both departments allowed this project to run smoothly which created a low-stress and enjoyable environment on location.”

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