Cardonald College forced to close due to winter weather


Barrhead Road bore the brunt of bad weather

STUDENTS turned to Facebook during a chaotic end to term as a vicious cold snap forced the college to close for four days.

Heavy snowfall on Monday December 6th left management with no choice but to shut the building early and send pupils and staff home early.

With the surrounding roads proving treacherous, the decision was made to keep  the college closed for three full days, before reopening it following a thaw on Thursday.

The bad weather proved beneficial to the college’s official Facebook page, with over 350 people joining it that week.

Facebook was used alongside, to keep students updated throughout the week on the latest news surrounding the closure.

Changing schedules

The previous week had also seen snow cause severe disruption with many students failing to turn up for classes due to transport problems.

Submission of work for block one has been extended due to the snow chaos, with coursework to now be submitted in early February – later than the original date of January 21st.

The UCAS deadline was extended by a week to give students more time before submitting their applications to lecturers.

And students who receive the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) bursary were relieved after the college rescheduled the payment from December 8th to Friday December 10th.


All of Scotland was affected by the snow, with Glasgow being particularly badly hit.

Many motorists were forced to spend the night in their vehicles as a result of the gridlock caused by the snow and ice.

The college closes for Christmas on Tuesday December 21st, with students due to return for the beginning of term two on Wednesday January 5th.

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