Had a quick trip to New York to visit with family and took the opportunity to pop into the new Glasgow Caledonian New York College campus. I took the E train from Forethills all the way to Canal Street and made good time, just under 50 minutes. However , once I got off the subway at Canal Street, I took the wrong turn and ended up in the heart of Soho’s busy street markets. It was a very nice distraction for about 15 minutes before I corrected my direction and made it to Wooster Street. I was greeted with a very warm New York welcome and had a tour around the campus and hooked up some WiFi to update GCU Learn. I talked with some of the support staff who are so passionate about bringing Glasgow Caledonian to life in New York. Back on the subway this time Spring Street to Grand Central as I was attending a meeting in The Yale Club just off Grand Central Station.
Once inside the Yale Club, I was given to a tour of the Library and then some lunch. During lunch I talked about my own journey through education and I was inspired by so many great people whose portraits now hang on the walls. All in all a fantastic trip which has inspired me to continue to embed the ethos of GCU “University for the Common Good” and to share this ethos through my own teaching. #ProfDockers