Scott bounces into student trampoline competition

Edinburgh College student Scott Ellis Paddon is hoping to impress judges with his acrobatics at this weekend’s Scottish Student Trampolining League One Championship. Eighteen year-old Scott, from Fife, is the first representative from the college to participate in the competition which sees students from across Scotland’s colleges and universities competing at different skill levels. Access…

Jordan goes for gold at World Skills 2017

It’s brushes down for former painting and decorating apprentice Jordan Charters as he waits to hear how he has fared in the World Skills 2017 finals in Abu Dhabi. Twenty-two year-old Jordan, who studied at Edinburgh College and completed his final training for the competition on a specially constructed rig at the college’s Granton Campus,…

200 south-east Scotland school pupils complete academies programme

Two hundred school pupils from across Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders are celebrating after completing a pioneering academies programme to boost their education and employment prospects. The students studied at academies in the South East Scotland Academies Partnership (SESAP), which gives them experience of college, university and the workplace while still at school. The…

Black History Month at PASS

  Acting and Performance students were treated to a special African Connections workshop to celebrate Black History month at Edinburgh College. The PASS Theatre was alive with the vibrant sounds of South African artist Morgan Njobo and his After Freedom Productions Company as students were taken through some of the regular routines from their performances…

She shoots, she scores! Edinburgh College Sport and Fitness lecturer lands top national team coaching role

Edinburgh College Sport and Fitness lecturer Pauline MacDonald has been appointed Girls’/Women’s Youth Performance Pathway Manager and U-17s head coach of the Scotland women’s international football team. A former Scotland international herself, capped 66 times for her country, she becomes the third full-time female coach working for the Scottish women’s international teams, along with Shelley…

Commemorating five years of Edinburgh College

Commemorating five years of Edinburgh College Edinburgh College has just celebrated its fifth birthday, after half a decade providing Edinburgh and the Lothians with education at all levels. Principal Annette Bruton joined students from across the college to commemorate five years since the merger of Stevenson, Telford and Jewel and Esk colleges to form Edinburgh…

Graduation 2017 Case Study: Louise Brown

Louise Brown is 34 and lives in Edinburgh. She studied HNC Professional Cookery and is the winner of the Merchant Company of Edinburgh Enterprise Award. Louise has been recognised for her perfectionism, incredible talent and her desire to never settle for second best. Whilst studying Louise took on many projects outside the college and has…

Graduation 2017 Case Study: Sarah Horsburgh

Sarah Horsburgh is 31 and lives in East Lothian. She studied HND Fitness, Health and Exercise and has now progressed on to a Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing degree at Queen Margaret University. Sarah won the Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence in Health, Wellbeing and Social Science for her commitment to her work, while raising…