Barnardo’s Scotland leaders’ skills honed through new training partnership with Edinburgh College

Edinburgh College has teamed up with leading children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland to deliver professional training to enhance the skills of its leadership across central Scotland. Barnardo’s Scotland has tapped into the Scottish Government-created Flexible Workforce Development Fund and enlisted the help of Edinburgh College to create a new leadership and management training programme. The Flexible…

Picture perfect! Edinburgh College students snap up national photography awards

Edinburgh College Photography students and alumni captured the imagination of the judges at the country’s top competition for young photographers, winning 18 awards in total. The annual British Institute of Photography (BIPP) Scottish Region Awards saw 13 students and alumni recognised across areas of photography including photojournalism, advertising, fashion and social and portraiture. Marta Drozdz,…

Edinburgh College appoints Audrey Cumberford as new Principal

  Edinburgh College has appointed Audrey Cumberford FRSE as its new Principal, to lead the college’s development and continue its delivery of life-changing education to the region. Audrey will join Edinburgh College from her current role as Principal of West College Scotland. She is a very successful leader with considerable experience of Scottish colleges and…

Faces of Glow – Georgia Smith

Twenty-year-old HND Acting and Performance student Georgia Smith is one of the faces of this year’s PASS Out cast. Georgia will be joining her classmates to give two devised performances based on the theme of ‘revolting’ at the Traverse Theatre as part of Glow festival 2018. “My involvement in Glow festival is as part of…

Make-up Artistry students bring the weird and wonderful to PASS Theatre

Superheroes, werewolves, demons and witches took over Edinburgh College’s PASS Theatre this week as the college’s Make-up Artistry students showcased their cosmetic talents. More than 30 students used their special effects and beauty make-up skills to bring the mythical creatures to life as part of Edinburgh College’s annual Ministry of Make-up showcase. The HND students…

Edinburgh College is a National Numeracy Day Champion

The college is proud to be a National Numeracy Day Champion and we’re supporting the initiative so everyone understands the importance of good numeracy in everyday life. We know that many people don’t think they’re good at maths or feel daunted by it, but did you realise it’s in so many things you do each day?…

Faces of Glow – Evelina Matuseviciute

  Twenty-five-year old HND Make-up Artistry student Evelina Matuseviciute will be showcasing her talents in Glow’s Ministry of Make-up, the end-of-year show for Edinburgh College’s Make-up Artistry students. The show will bring the magic of the circus to the college’s PASS Theatre with an array of Big Top inspired make-up looks. “As part of the…

Course Information Day in June

Want to apply for a course but need some advice? Edinburgh College is holding a Course Information Day in June to give you all the information and advice you need to apply for a course starting in August 2018. Full-time courses – places still available Part-time courses Advanced Higher/Higher/National 5 courses* Tuesday 12 June 2018…

What can you do with a spare 8 hours?

With the launch of our part-time courses this week, we thought we would compare the time it takes to come to college each week to other things you could do instead. What do you think is a better use of your time? Watch 114.2 YouTube videos According to Mini Matters, the average YouTube video is…

Granton Community Day – 12 May 2018

Mountains of handmade chocolate, energetic music performances and countless palettes of face paint helped the college celebrate its first Granton Community Day on Saturday. Granton Campus hosted the celebration of the local area and its people, giving them a chance to find out more about what we can offer the local area. Students, staff and…

Deputy first minister visits Edinburgh College to launch 15-24 Learner Journey Review

Scotland’s deputy first minister John Swinney visited Edinburgh College today to launch a report aimed at providing young people with improved support during their journey through education. Mr Swinney was joined by the minister for further education, higher education and science, Shirley-Anne Somerville, and the minister for employability and training, Jamie Hepburn, at the college’s…