Work placement leads to year of success for Edinburgh College built environment student

The Edinburgh College built environment student is celebrating her first-year anniversary of working with planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore, after initially joining the company for just a five-day work-placement. Anita Bielatowicz, aged 26, first joined the Edinburgh office of Barton Willmore for a week’s work experience in February 2017 as part of the company’s…

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…

Green Student of the Year Award nominations open

Edinburgh College’s Sustainability team is inviting nominations for its Green Student of the Year Award, which will be presented at the college’s Prize Giving in June. The award honours students whose contributions have helped make the college greener, and is open to individuals or groups. The winner will receive a £50 Ethical Superstore voucher. The…

Become a Fairtrade Student Auditor

Edinburgh College is looking for three students to become Fairtrade Auditors to play a key role in assessing the college’s work towards the Fairtrade Award. The award, which is run by the Fairtrade Foundation and National Union of Students (NUS), requires colleges to improve their promotion of, and engagement with, Fairtrade products and the Fairtrade…

Get involved with our new Website

In 2018 we will be gathering information to revamp our website and your online experience. We are looking to improve many aspects of the website like navigation, content, and functions to enhance the way you can search for courses and college information. To build the perfect website for students and our communities, WE NEED YOUR HELP! We…

Cabaret Diversity at eh15

An event to celebrate diversity and the Year of Young People (YOYP 2018) will be held at eh15 Restaurant at Milton Road tomorrow evening (Tuesday 27 March). ‘Cabaret Diversity’ will see students from our Schools Academy events course collaborate with our Performing Arts and Music students to deliver an evening of performances to celebrate and…

Edinburgh College says ‘tchau’ to Brazilian students

A group of Brazilian students who have been studying with Edinburgh College are leaving Scotland with improved English language skills and a real knowledge of the country’s tourism and hospitality industry. Ten students arrived from South America in January to learn about the vigorous and fast-paced nature of the Hospitality and Tourism sector at the…

Edinburgh College students help develop major tourist attraction app

More than 100 students from Edinburgh College teamed up with Global Treasure Apps to review a series of interactive digital app trails for major tourist attractions across Scotland. The students gathered at the National Museum Scotland recently to test out the app, and follow the treasure trails they created. Global Treasure Apps connects technology, the…

Azerbaijan teachers benefit from college training course

A group of 32 teachers from Azerbaijan have returned to their classrooms equipped with improved English teaching skills thanks to a course provided by Edinburgh College’s International and college-based English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teams. The primary and secondary English teachers, the first group to visit the college from Azerbaijan, completed the one-week intensive…