Awards recognition for Edinburgh College Design duo

A pair of Edinburgh College design students have scooped national industry awards at a ceremony held in London. HND Graphic Design students Ida Bukantyte and Marta Winogrodzka won silver and bronze for the Breakthrough Award category at the 2019 Data and Marketing Association (DMA) Awards. Each year university and college students, interns and non-professionals battle…

Edinburgh College launches Early Years programme in China

Edinburgh College has launched a new programme in China which will see the College play a key role in the teaching of Early Years education in one of the country’s major cities. This month marked the start of the College’s new three-year English Language and Early Years Education Programme in China, developed in partnership with…

Edinburgh College students show ‘X’ marks the spot

Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA) and students from across the College have supported the City of Edinburgh Council to encourage all eligible students to make sure they’re registered to vote in the forthcoming UK General Election. With just over two weeks until the country goes to the polls, our students have shared why they think…

Two awards for Edinburgh College at CDN Awards 2019

Edinburgh College scooped two honours at the sector’s major awards ceremony last night – celebrating the talent of both its students and staff. Dean Clark, a 32-year-old HND Retail Management student, was named Student of the Year at the College Development Network (CDN) College Awards for the positive impact he had on others while establishing…

Good luck to our WorldSkills UK Live competitors

One Edinburgh College student and one alumnus will take centre stage this week as they head to the UK’s biggest skills competition being held in Birmingham. Roof Tiling and Slating adult apprentice Scott Allan and former Cyber Security student Fergus Firth are competing at WorldSkills UK Live at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on Thursday…

WorldSkills UK Live – meet the competitor – Fergus Firth

Recent Computing student Fergus Firth will represent Edinburgh College at the UK’s biggest skills competition this week after winning a regional heat which was held at Sighthill Campus in May this year. Fergus will take part in four two-hour challenges at World Skills UK Live over Thursday and Friday this week (21 and 22 November),…

WorldSkills UK Live – meet the competitor – Scott Allan

Twenty-four-year-old Scott Allan hopes he can reach new heights this weekend as he prepares to compete against the UK’s top roofing students. Roof Tiling and Slating adult apprentice Scott is competing at WorldSkills UK Live this week, a national competition designed to test the skills and aptitude of students across the country in their respective…

Prestigious honour for retail student Dean

A former Edinburgh College student has been presented with a prestigious award by Scotland’s Deputy First Minister after setting up the College’s first-ever student-led shop. HND Retail Management alumnus Dean Clark, 32, was presented with the Pride O’ Worth Award by John Swinney MSP at the annual SQA Star Awards held in Glasgow on Friday.…

College holds fourth BIMA Digital Day event

Edinburgh College Foundation Apprentices have taken part in BIMA Digital Day 2019, the fourth year running the College has been involved in the national day which highlights the importance of Digital Skills. The day kicked off with a presentation from Leith Agency’s Sarah Hand, explaining the need for high competence in digital skills, as well…

#AJobForEveryone campaign

A young man from Edinburgh is well on his way to a career in media after spending the last few years gaining work experience in the industry. Twenty-three-year-old Sean Scullion, who has autism and currently studies HNC Radio at Edinburgh College, has completed work experience at SAM Radio, where he co-presented a weekly programme on…

Commission on the College of the Future publishes progress report

The Independent Commission on the College of the Future published a progress report this week detailing the key themes that have been raised and explored in engagement sessions held with stakeholders. The publication marks the halfway point of the Commission process. It seeks to reflect the discussions had so far about what people need and…