Edinburgh College appoints two new Board members

Edinburgh College’s Board of Management has appointed two new non-executive members to support it in leading the strategic direction of the College. The new members are experienced figures in Scottish public life and have an extensive background in industry, education, international relations, tourism and both public and private sectors. The Board has appointed the two…

Edinburgh College receives validation from GTCS

Edinburgh College has received validation from the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) in recognition of the College’s policy and guidance for staff professional learning and development. The College’s Enhance programme was developed in December 2016 and is designed to support lecturers and College staff engage in career-long professional learning and development across their career.…

Edinburgh College students win Scottish Parliament film competition

A pair of Edinburgh College Broadcast Media students have won a national one-minute film competition organised by the Scottish Parliament to celebrate 20 years of devolution. As part of the competition, which was open to students and modern apprentices across Scotland, HND Television students Lewis Gillespie and Robbie Crawford were tasked with coming up with…

Edinburgh College students learn historic printing technique

A group of Edinburgh College photography students went back in time recently, after completing a workshop exploring a 19th century photographic printing technique. HND and BA Professional Photography students took part in a workshop led by the College’s Artist in Residence for Photography, Katarzyna Soltan, which looked at the technique of Cyanotype printing. Students learned…

Edinburgh College makes history in Queen’s Park Shield Final

Edinburgh College men’s football team has made history, becoming the first ever college side to lift the Queen’s Park Shield after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. The College team faced a tough task against University of Edinburgh in the 98th running of the final which was originally only ever contested by Scotland’s four ancient universities.…

Gearing up for the future – Josh is appointed Electric Vehicle scholar

An Automotive student at Edinburgh College is steering his career in a new direction after being awarded the Edinburgh College Development Trust’s Electric Vehicle (EV) scholarship funded by a long-established Nissan car dealership. Eighteen-year-old Joshua Middleton has been selected to complete the scholarship, funded by long-established Midlothian-based Nissan car dealership, Alex F Noble & Son,…

EC Student Stories – Wallace

Forty-five-year-old Wallace tells us how his HNC Social Services course is enabling him to change career and pursue his dream of becoming a mental health nurse in memory of his late son. “Before moving to the UK, I was born and lived in Zimbabwe. I had studied a diploma in Metal Engineering in Africa but…

New independent commission on the college of the future launched

Edinburgh College’s Chair of Board of Management and its Principal will play key roles as part of a new independent commission has been launched today to set out a new vision for colleges in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The Independent Commission on the College of the Future will be chaired by Sir Ian…

Edinburgh College students style their way to national glory

A group of Edinburgh College students have shown they have the cutting edge after winning nine medals at the UK’s largest hairdressing and beauty competition for students. Eight students from the College’s Granton and Milton Road campuses scooped four gold, four silver and two fourth place finishes at the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AHT)…

Students out to show they’re the cream of the crop at national cookery and hospitality festival

A group of Edinburgh College Professional Cookery and Hospitality students are headed to Glasgow tomorrow to compete at Scotland’s largest food, drink, hospitality and tourism showcase. Twenty-nine students are going to the city’s Scottish Exhibition Centre to compete in various categories at ScotHot tomorrow and Thursday. Level 2 City and Guilds Professional Cookery and Food…