Look who has arrived at New College Lanarkshire to help us get into the festive mood – our very own #NCELF!

#NCELF will be hanging about all six campuses of NCL over the next two weeks – watch out for his elfy antics right here and over on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages! 

Day 2

#NCElf has been exploring our Coatbridge Campus today and came across this interesting room in our science and dental section!

Did you know that our state-of-the-art dental facilities opened in February this year? We provide sector-leading equipment to give students a real-life representation of high-end dental clinics and training facilities!

Want to know more about our dental nursing courses? Click here. 

Day 3

#NCElf has been exploring the Coatbridge Campus make-up artistry rooms today!

Did you know that three of our Make-Up Artistry students recently won Gold, Silver and Highly Commended for Fashion and Photographic Make-Up at the WorldSkills UK Final?

Emma-Leigh Porter, Darci Wardrope and Allanah McCafferty won the awards – placing them as the top performers in the whole UK in that skill!

Day 4

#NCElf has been chilling out with a festive hot drink in one of our cafes today.

Did you know that each of our three main campuses has a main refectory which sells fresh meals with a four weekly changing menu?

Our Motherwell and Coatbridge campuses also have cafes selling delicious hot drinks and snacks AND our Motherwell and Cumbernauld campuses have state-of-the-art training restaurants where our students train to be the next big thing in hospitality!

Day 5

#NCElf has been visiting our newest campus in Hamilton today where he has been greeting all our students from Social Care, Computing and Computer Aided Draughting and Design.

Our Hamilton Campus, the first of our campuses in South Lanarkshire, was opened in 2014 and is located in the heart of the town centre.

Want to know more? Click here: http://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/students/campuses/hamilton-campus

Day 6

#NCElf has been having a pamper morning in our Motherwell Hair Salon to prepare himself for his big day!

NCL has state of the art hair and beauty salons in its three main campuses and clients can book in for a variety of treatments and packages.

One of our Haidressing students, Kathleen Anne Fannan, was recently awarded as best in the UK after winning gold at national skills competition, WorldSkills UK.

Want to know more? Click here: http://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/news/new-college-lanarkshire-claims-top-spot-for-skills-in-the-uk-for-the-third-time

Day 7

#NCElf is having a go at designing a new gingerbread house for Lapland using our state of the art Computer Aided Design software – just like when our

students recently designed and built their own house at BRE Innovation Park in Motherwell!

Interested in New College Lanarkshire’s CAD provision? Click here: http://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/courses/cad

Day 8


#NCElf has been elfing about our state-of-the-art photography studios today – and even managed to pose for a shoot!

Did you know that our photography students recently swept the board at the British Professional Photography Student Awards?

Read more about their amazing talents here: http://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/news/photography-students-sweep-board-at-bipp-scotland  

Day 9

#NCElf has been trying out one of our NCL HGVs this morning in our purpose-built HGV training centre that opened in 2014.

Our HGV centre gives automotive students the chance to work on real-life HGV projects and large-scale companies often use our facilities for training and maintenance.

Want to know more about the Faculty of Engineering and Automotive? Click here: http://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/courses/engineering-and-mechanical 


Day 10

It’s been a tiring few weeks for #NCElf adventuring around New College Lanarkshire! Today he's kicking back in our Health and Social Care facilities, where future generations of care workers, nurses and nursery staff train in real-life facilities to prepare them for their future careers.

Did you know that NCL is one of the best performing colleges in the country for male representation in Early Learning and Childcare! We pride ourselves on equality and diversity in all our curriculum areas. Want to know more? Click here:http://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/us/equality-diversity

Day 11

It was only a matter of time before #NCElf discovered our amazing Kirkintilloch Campus by the canal!

#NCElf has been causing havoc in the purpose-built art and design space in the basement of the building – but the portholes looking onto the water have gave him a sense of calm and encouraged his inner artist to come out – we don’t think he should give up the day job.

Did you know that our art and design students put on a huge exhibition each year to present their incredible art work to friends, family, students and importantly, industry professionals?

See more details about this year’s exhibition here: http://blog.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/art-and-design-showcase/

Day 12

#NCElf has had too many mince pies this week so has been working some of those extra calories off at our specialist sports campus, Broadwood!

With a private gym, purpose built ICT Classrooms and the chance to train and play in Broadwood Stadium, where teams such as Clyde FC and Queen of the South train, #NCElf agrees it is the best place for studying a sports course!

For more information on our range of sports courses, click here: http://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/courses/sport


Day 13

#NCElf has been jamming in our sound production studios in Cumbernauld today. Watch out for his remix of 'Have Your Elf a Merry Little Christmas!'

Did you know that we offer first-class recording studios incorporating industry standard hardware and software and recently renovated rehearsal facilities for our sound production and music students to use for their studies?
Want to know more?

Day 14

Pop back tomorrow for some more #NCELF elfy antics! 


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