Edinburgh College, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) are co-hosting an information evening for parents of pupils from schools in Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian.  This event will provide all the information you need to know about the new types of Apprenticeships and career pathways. Employers are keen to recruit young…

Edinburgh College Creative Industries students get tips from industry experts

Edinburgh College’s students gained insight into what it takes to make it in the creative industries as the College hosted some of the country’s top professionals at its sixth annual Creative Industries Employability Day. Students from the College’s Creative Industries courses attended the event at its Granton Campus where they had an opportunity to get…

Edinburgh College student trains at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

An Edinburgh College student recently attended a five-day technical theatre training course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. HND Technical Theatre and Production Arts student Laura Laria was awarded a place on the ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) Bronze training course for Theatre Stage Technicians, after winning a competition organised by the…

ECSA launches Student Mental Health Agreement Plan

Edinburgh College and Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA) have joined together to sign a Student Mental Health Agreement Plan aimed at improving student wellbeing across the College.   What the agreement plan is? The agreement plan is an initiative led by Think Positive on behalf of NUS Scotland to bring student associations and their institutions…

Mental health – the time to talk is now

Julie Huggan, Online Information Development Worker, Health in Mind  I joined Health in Mind, a Scottish mental health charity based in Edinburgh, last year because I feel very strongly about improving the lives of those affected by mental health issues.  Through my own personal experience as a young person with anxiety and depression, one of the key issues I…

Edinburgh College graduate in the running to be named among the best of British

An Edinburgh College graduate is heading to Manchester this week to find out if she has won a prestigious education award. HND Hospitality Management graduate Marta Villacorta, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Vocational category at the British Education Awards (BEA), which celebrates the academic and extracurricular achievements of students across the UK.…