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…

STEM Game Changers

Edinburgh College has been shortlisted for an award for its work in inspiring young people to become the next generation of innovators, pioneers and tech entrepreneurs. The college is one of five finalists shortlisted in the Innovating in STEM education/training category at The Herald Global Game Changers Awards for the second year running. The awards…

College welcomes new Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science for first ministerial visit

Staff and students from Edinburgh College welcomed Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science Richard Lochhead MSP to the College’s Midlothian Campus for his first ministerial visit since being appointed to the role. The Minister was given a tour of the campus by Principal Audrey Cumberford and spent time with the College’s Engineering and…

BESA Pipefitting and Welding Competition held at Edinburgh College

Some of Scotland’s top young engineering and construction workers took part in the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Pipefitting and Welding Competition at Edinburgh College today Apprentices studying towards their SVQ 3 Heating and Ventilation Award at the college’s Midlothian Campus competed against their counterparts from Glasgow Kelvin College in two challenges. The challenges, based…

What is STEM?

Do you have an interest in driverless cars? Want to be able to design replacement organs for patients? Looking forward to half-hour deliveries from Amazon drones? These are all examples of STEM.   STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths These are the four foundation subjects that make the basis of the STEM government initiative.…

Tibor Triumphs at IMI awards

Former Edinburgh College Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair student Tibor Ovari has picked up an award for Outstanding Student at the Institute of the Motor Industry’s annual Outstanding Achievers Awards. The industry’s professional body hosted its annual awards ceremony at its headquarters in Hertfordshire where the finalists from across the UK celebrated their success. Tibor,…

Tibor talks Automotive Engineering

Hungarian-born 25-year-old Tibor moved to Edinburgh in 2011 to pursue his dream of working in the automotive industry. After studying a panel beating course at college in Hungary, Tibor later came to Edinburgh College to study Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. Despite having limited English when he started his course, he achieved his Level 1, 2…

Emily is an apprentice engineer on a mission

Nineteen-year-old Emily, a third year technical apprentice at Leonardo UK, is on a mission to become a successful and respected technical specialist engineer. After finishing her Highers at high school she kept her options open by applying for university and several apprenticeships. She is currently studying HND Engineering Systems at Edinburgh College while working as a technical…