Gavin is named OPITO Apprentice of the Year

Edinburgh College Instrumentation and Control Maintenance apprentice Gavin Brown has been named Apprentice of the Year by OPITO. Gavin, who is 34-years-old, came to College in August 2018 to begin his apprenticeship, working alongside the College’s lecturers at Midlothian Campus as part of OPITO’s Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme (OGTAP). Now a second year…

Kayla receives Edinburgh College Development Trust STEM scholarship

An Edinburgh College HND Engineering Systems student has been awarded a scholarship which will see her working alongside College staff to inspire thousands of pupils to consider STEM careers. Kayla Ho, who studies at the College’s Midlothian Campus, has been named the David Doig Foundation STEM scholar for 2020 following a successful interview. Kayla’s role…

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…

Edinburgh pupils get smart about STEM

More than seventy children have been learning about the benefits of a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at a college in Midlothian. Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus has hosted its first SmartSTEMs event, which was supported by headline sponsor EDF Energy. There are projected skills gaps in STEM sectors with research showing that…

Applications open for Edinburgh College STEM Mentor scheme

The College’s Engineering faculty is looking to recruit four STEM Mentors from current HNC and HND Engineering student groups. The STEM mentors will work alongside staff to support STEM engagement activities including P7 Inspiration days and, eventually, visit schools across Edinburgh and the Lothians to promote Edinburgh College and STEM activities. Full support will be…

College sparks new future for Karl

Forty-six-year-old Karl Wells decided to come to Edinburgh College to achieve something new and to take the first step to gaining a degree. Karl has already made waves within the College’s Engineering department, having been presented with the Engineering Student of the Year Award at Prize Giving 2019 held at Granton Campus last month. Karl,…

Edinburgh College Development Trust awards first STEM scholarship

An Edinburgh College HND Electrical Engineering student has been awarded a new scholarship which will see him working alongside College staff to inspire thousands of pupils to consider STEM careers. Ladislav Horvath, has been named the first ever David Doig Foundation STEM scholar following a successful interview. He will now help deliver the College’s STEM…