ACE team shortlisted for national diversity award

Edinburgh College’s Access and Continuing Education (ACE) team has been shortlisted for a national diversity award for their work in helping and encouraging people across Edinburgh and the Lothians to reach their full potential, by removing barriers to education and employment for people with additional support needs. The team are nominated in the ‘Diversity Through…

College hosts pupils from Lothian schools for annual construction competition

Edinburgh College played host to 50 local school pupils as it held the Edinburgh heat of the annual Construction and Built Environment Challenge (CABEC) yesterday. Young people from Castlebrae Community High School, Inveralmond Community High School, Forrester High School, North Berwick High School and Trinity High School descended on the College’s Forthside construction facility to…

Interactive Design student’s healthcare app in the running for Scottish Digital Business Award

Edinburgh College Interactive Design student Scott Boobis has been shortlisted for a national business award after developing a prototype healthcare app designed to assist people in accessing medical support. Thirty-two-year-old Scott has been shortlisted in the Student category at the Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards 2018 which recognises emerging talent amongst students enrolled in full-time…

#ECGrad – Commitment pays off for hard working Seb

Thirty-two-year-old Sebastian Stadelmeier moved to Edinburgh from Poland in 2012 and came to Edinburgh College in 2015 and now graduates with a HND in Human Resource Management. Seb also leaves with a Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence in Business after consistently scoring highly in his graded units and completing a CIPD course alongside his HND.…

#ECGrad – Marta is Edinburgh College Development Trust’s first HE Student of the Year

An HND Hospitality Management student has been awarded the first ever Edinburgh College Development Trust Higher Education Student of the Year Award after spending much of her time at the college fundraising to support children and adults with disabilities. Thirty-four-year-old Marta Villacorta came to Edinburgh College in January 2016 after spending time working in five-star…

#ECGrad – A career at the top beckons for Carlos after winning the James Thomson Award for Hospitality

An Edinburgh College graduate is looking forward to a career at the pinnacle of the hospitality industry after receiving an award from one of Scotland’s best-known hotelier-restaurateurs. Thirty-three-year-old Carlos Herrera, who is graduating with an HND in Hospitality Management at Edinburgh College’s ceremony on Wednesday 26 September, is this year’s recipient of the James Thomson…

Annette Bruton named Honorary Ambassador of Edinburgh College

Former Principal Annette Bruton was named an Honorary Ambassador of Edinburgh College at the biggest celebration on the college calendar this week. Annette, who retired from the college in August this year, attended the ceremony at the Usher Hall alongside hundreds of staff, students and their loved ones to receive her award and to accept…

Hundreds of students honoured at college Graduation

More than 800 students gathered at the Usher Hall for a day of celebration at Edinburgh College’s annual Graduation ceremony yesterday. Students were joined by around 3000 proud family members and friends who watched as their loved ones stepped on to the stage at the Usher Hall to receive their certificates of achievement. Graduates from…