Cardonald in the 80s
Daytime English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are offered at Cardonald - a first for the region, which until now had only offered ESL as an evening class.
British pop act Bucks Fizz's 'Making Your Mind Up' wins the Eurovision Song Contest, Prince Charles and Lady Diana get married and PacMan is released in Japan.
6,400 students enrol onto day and evening courses and there are 157 staff members. Cardonald introduces the first Supported Learning course at Cardonald for young people who would have previously went to a 'Special School' and significant education progression had not formerly been available. Today, the College is still committed to offering education for people with special needs.
Meanwhile, Glasgow becomes the first local authority in the world to offer Freedom of the City to Nelson Mandela, the first London Marathon takes place and Cadbury's Wispa bar is introduced.
The College invests in video and film equipment.1982 On the same year, Channel 4 was launched.
Cardonald College Glasgow celebrates our 21st birthday.
In the same year that Scottish crime drama 'Taggart' came onto our TV screens.
The College Charity Fund is launched.Staff are invited to nominate a charitable cause and a ballot is held to select which charities will benefit. The College charity committee is still going strong, to date it has raised over £150k.
The Special Education Unit achieves departmental status as the Department of Community Services.
The world's largest music festival 'Live Aid' is held in London and Philadelphia, raises £30m for the starving in Africa. Meanwhile, in Glasgow the Apollo closes its doors for the final time and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) opens. Microsoft Windows is invented.
Cardonald College Glasgow celebrates its silver anniversary. Meanwhile, 11 members of staff (including the Principal) celebrate 25 years service at the College.
The College introduces employment training which is now known as Cardonald Training Solutions.
Glasgow hosts the UK's third National Garden Festival on the site that now houses the Glasgow Science Centre. And 20 million viewers in the UK tuned in to watch Charlene (Kylie Minogue) and Scott (Jason Donovan) tie the knot.
The College raises £4,600 for the Special Olympics.