How to keep connected to nature during lockdown

Our Community Garden Coordinator Severine is here to help you keep connected to nature during lockdown. She has shared her tips and guidance on using your outdoor exercise time, what to do if you have to stay inside, and how to use your outside space. Check out Severine’s tips and don’t forget to share any…

Develop your talent at the School of Art & Design

Whether you’re leaving school, have discovered your passion later in life or are looking to retrain, a course in Art & Design at Edinburgh College can help you develop your talent. Take inspiration from your surroundings Edinburgh is home to the world’s biggest arts festival, lots of art galleries and an influential creative sector, meaning…

Five reasons to study Music & Sound Production

Lots of courses to choose from   There are a range of courses and study options available in Music & Sound Production at our Milton Road and Sighthill campuses. Whether you’re interested in singing and song writing, sound engineering or putting on events, a course at Edinburgh College could help you make it in the music industry.  …

Keep active while you work from home

To help stay positive and keep active during lockdown, a number of online fitness sessions have been created that you can do from home. Sport and Fitness lecturer Scott Hislen has put together the videos which are being posted across the College’s social media channels every week as part of #WorkoutWednesday. The first few sessions…

Sowing with Severine

Our Community Garden Coordinator Severine is here to help your garden to grow during lockdown and over the summer months. She has shared her tips and guidance on growing fruit, vegetables and flowers both indoors and outdoors. Check out Severine’s tips and don’t forget to share photos of your gardening successes with us. If you…

Wellbeing tips – new things to try, and things to remember

Studying and working at home for a long period of time is not something that any of us have been used to be before, but it is becoming something of a ‘new normal’. During this time, it is vital that we stay connected with our classmates, friends, colleagues and those we socialise with. The College’s…

Wellbeing tips – staying in contact and socialising

Studying and working at home for a long period of time is not something that any of us have been used to be before, but it is becoming something of a ‘new normal’. During this time, it is vital that we stay connected with our classmates, friends, colleagues and those we socialise with. The College’s…

Wellbeing tips – physical and mental health

Studying and working at home for a long period of time is not something that any of us have been used to be before, but it is becoming something of a ‘new normal’. During this time, it is vital that we stay connected with our classmates, friends, colleagues and those we socialise with. The College’s…

External support organisations during the coronavirus outbreak

Below is a list of organisations you can contact for various levels of support during the coronavirus outbreak. The College’s Wellbeing team can also be contacted by email: wellbeing@edinburghcollege.ac.uk Children 1st – www.children1st.org.uk/parentline Government – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable Foodbanks – https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/ SCVO local coronavirus support – https://coronavirus.scvo.org/ Information from councils local to the College can be found…

Apprenticeships – how to get started and how to apply

Foundation Apprenticeships Foundation Apprenticeships (FAs) are work-based qualifications for senior-phase secondary school pupils. It’s a qualification that takes you out of the classroom and gets your foot in the door with an employer. You can choose a Foundation Apprenticeship as one of your subjects in S5 or S6, it’s the same level of learning as…

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2020 – Employer perspectives

Apprentices are employed across Scotland in a wide range of jobs in sectors including engineering, construction, financial and business services, health and social care, digital technology, tourism and food and drink. Last year there were over 28,000 Modern Apprenticeship starts across a wide range of sectors. This includes Graduate Apprenticeships, which provide the opportunity to…

What are Foundation Apprenticeships?

Foundation Apprenticeships (FAs) are designed for S5 & S6 school pupils and combine college learning, qualifications and work experience with top organisations while you are still at school.     FA’s allow pupils to enhance their kill set with skills and qualifications that employers need. Whether you are looking to go straight into employment, join…

Guest Blog – by Alizah Mughal (HND Civil Engineering)

Nineteen-year-old HND Civil Engineering student Alizah Mughal won the chance, alongside her school teammates, to attend a prestigious industry conference in Singapore in winter 2019, following their success in a UK-wide design competition – the Design, Engineer and Construct (DEC) competition. Here Alizah tell us about her experience of attending and presenting at the Year…

Elections 2020: Nominations are now open!

The Students’ Association is run by a team of elected student officers. Each year, they’re up for election, and that’s where you come in! This is the best job you’ll ever have. Check out what previous officers have said about their experiences here and here. The three full-time officers each have a remit they work on: our President…