The second week of the programme started in style on Sunday, with the Great Debate testing the students’ progress so far. They were joined by Dr Heather Cleland Woods, a lecturer at the University of Glasgow, who provided some expert knowledge and hosted the debate.
The topic of contention was that “Social Media Today is What TV Was To Our Parents In The 1950s”. The students were divided into groups to argue in support or opposition of this hypothesis, and all showing great aptitude for debate. There was plenty of respect between the students too, as the proceedings went off in an orderly fashion.
Sunday’s action set the students up perfectly to continue their individual work, Monday seeing them pursue their projects with renewed vigour ahead of their impending deadlines. The staff were pleased to see their eagerness to work, although they also felt that a spot of relaxation was in order!
With that in mind, the students were treated to a Yoga class, as everyone embraced their inner calm and showed off their best poses. The class was great fun, and certainly a welcome distraction from work.
The week ahead is set to be challenging and studious, but full of fun and rewards as well. The students have done fantastically on the programme so far, and they will be keen to keep that momentum going right to the end of their stay in Scotland.