Virtual Open Days – February 2021

Friday 19 February, 10am – 12pmandSaturday 20 February, 10am – 2pm About our Virtual Open Days Join us for our first ever virtual open days. This your chance to safely find out everything there is about starting college in the new academic year. The day will allow you to find out information through both our…

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Edinburgh College helps high-flyer Sam change career paths

After being stranded in Turkey during lockdown, twenty-two-year-old Samantha McNeil from West Calder moved back to Scotland with the aim of changing career paths and is now studying part-time at Edinburgh College to gain the knowledge and skills to help her pursue a career in childcare.   We spoke to the HNC Childhood Practice student to find out more about her college experience, and how she has found…

Update on the start of term – January 2021

In line with the current lockdown across mainland Scotland, and to best protect our Edinburgh College Community, our campuses will remain closed until Monday 15 February. All learning and teaching will resume ONLINE from Monday 11 January. Students and staff must not come onto campuses.  Students are encouraged to re-engage with our online learning platforms, access…

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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.…