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Let’s do this: Setting goals for 2021

The New Year is often a time for setting goals, as we all strive to get the year off to a good start. Coming to college is a goal you can achieve in 2021! You might be thinking of retraining for a new career, working towards a promotion, preparing for university or learning something new…

Update on plans for January 2021

The College closed for the festive break on Friday 18 December and staff will return to working from home on Wednesday 6 January. During the festive break, all campuses will be closed and staff will be taking a well-deserved break. Plans for January 2021 The Scottish Government announced that all of mainland Scotland will move…

Skills Boost and Accelerator courses

Start 2021 on a new path! As part of a unique collaboration, Edinburgh College has launched a range of courses to deliver skills and opportunities to individuals who have been impacted by the economic downturn caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Starting from January 2021, our Skills Boost Courses and Accelerator Programmes offer you the chance to retrain and upskill…

Edinburgh College Performing Arts students feature in hit Netflix film

Two Edinburgh College Performing Arts students have swapped college for the big screen after featuring in the Netflix hit Christmas film The Princess Switch: Switched Again. BA Dance and Drama student Evangeline Hoggan and recent BA Dance graduate Delphi Doig both featured in the sequel to first film The Princess Switch alongside Hollywood star actress…

Edinburgh College signs exciting new partnership with institutions from across Europe

Edinburgh College has officially signed an exciting new partnership with four European UNESCO Cities as part of a new project to improve literacy rates and preserve and enrich cultural heritage through a variety of creative mediums. Edinburgh College’s Creative Industries faculty has entered the three-year partnership with Nottingham, Leeuwarden (Holland) & Ljubljana (Slovenia), which is…

Edinburgh College Board of Management seeks new member

The Edinburgh College Board of Management is currently seeking to fill a non-executive vacancy. Our Board is looking for an individual with a strong commitment to changing lives and an understanding of the value of education. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic and influential Board following a period of considerable change and…

EC Cares – Alistair Stewart

As twenty-seven-year-old HND Events Management student Alistair Stewart reflects on the challenges of the past year, he credits the use of a Wellness Recovery Action Plan with helping him to cope during the height of the pandemic. We caught up with Alistair as part of our EC Cares campaign to ask about the challenges of…

The College of the Future: Scotland-specific final report

A nations-specific final report As the vaccine roll-out hails the potential beginning of the end to the pandemic, a new report from leading experts across education and business – including Edinburgh College Principal Audrey Cumberford – is calling for colleges and skills to be made central to Scotland’s recovery plans and in creating a fair,…

EC Cares – A chat with Anne-Marie Sturrock – Head of faculty

When head of faculty for Health, Wellbeing and Social Science Anne-Marie Sturrock reflects on this year and the coping mechanisms she has used throughout the pandemic, she is reminded of the concern she first felt, and the many things that kept her busy during the spring and summer months when the country was in lockdown.…

Meet Edinburgh College’s Wellbeing team

The College’s Wellbeing team helps support students across the College’s four campuses with a number of issues, whether that be counselling students, providing mental health support, offering guidance or signposting to relevant organisations. The wellbeing team run one-to-one confidential counselling sessions, mental health workshops, wellbeing drop-ins and can provide support with mentoring and study skills.…

Edinburgh College presents renewable energy and electric vehicle offer to Indian market

Representatives of Edinburgh College’s Engineering and International departments this week teamed up to present the College’s skills training offer to Indian stakeholders at a Virtual Skills Exhibition hosted by the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO). The exhibition was part of the ‘Skills for Jobs’ programme, which is aimed at promoting joint UK-India…

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Tips for learning at home

We have all had to adapt to new and sometimes challenging situations this year. With the national lockdown earlier this year, many of us were faced with working or learning from home for the very first time. As we continue to deliver the majority of our courses online, we’ve put together some tips for how…

EC Online – Supporting students to stay safe during the festive period

As part of the College’s commitment to supporting students to stay safe during the festive period, all learning and teaching at Edinburgh College will be delivered online from Monday 7 December until the end of term (Friday 18 December).  This arrangement is being implemented, in line with Scottish Government guidance, to help students who are…