Glow photo exhibition at Creative Exchange

To celebrate the launch of Glow festival​, which runs from 27 April-16 June, there will be an exhibition of Glow images taken by BA Professional Photography students  Susan Williamson & Becca Davidson. The exhibition is at the Creative Exchange ​​(29 Constitution Street, Leith EH6 7BS), until 9 May. Students from all the creative industries departments…

New Board member Jeanette Stevenson

Edinburgh College appoints three new Board members

Edinburgh College’s Board of Management has appointed three new non-executive members to support it to lead the strategic direction of the college. The new members are high-profile figures in Scottish public life and have extensive experience in industry, education, and both public and private sectors. The Board has appointed the three with approval from the…

Jamie is on a QUEST to the top

Edinburgh College Civil Engineering Modern Apprentice Jamie Marsh has been recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) with a QUEST Technician Scholarship of £1,500. Jamie is among five students in Scotland who have been awarded the scholarship and was chosen for his commitment to being a good leader team player whilst also being ambitious,…

ECSA named Scotland’s best

Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA) is celebrating after winning top honour of College Students’ Association of the Year at the NUS (National Union of Students) Scotland Awards. ECSA won the main prize in the NUS Scotland Awards for its work over the last year to support Edinburgh College students. It beat City of Glasgow College…

Troy in the finals for Gibby Scholarship

Edinburgh College student Troy Flood, who is currently studying the Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery, is through to the finals of the Gibby Culinary Scholarship at Gleneagles Hotel. Troy is one of six competing for a full-time position at Gleneagles in the competition. In order to secure his place, he had…

Students help pupils’ creative potential

City school pupils are unshackling their imaginations and getting help to explore creative careers thanks to a project set up by two Edinburgh College Graphic Design students. College students have set up the Creative Ambassador Project, where they go into schools to work directly with students in Art and Design classes to give them the…

Creative Exchange The Corn Exchange 29 Constitution Street Leith Edinburgh EH6 7BS

British Council visit Edinburgh College

The college recently hosted 36 international delegates as part of a three-day British Council Seminar on enterprise training. Delegates from Nigeria, Uzbekistan, India, Cuba, USA, Bahamas, Jamaica, Chile and Trinidad and Tobago attended presentations and workshops to discuss the current and global thinking on enterprise and entrepreneurial training in the international skills agenda. Madeleine Brown…

Student painting his way to WorldSkills

Student painting his way to WorldSkills

Edinburgh College Painting and Decorating student Jordan Charters is nearing the crunch time of an intensive two-year training programme in preparation for selection to represent the UK at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi later this year. The bi-annual competition Worldskills is the largest international skills competition in the world and Jordan is one of only two painters…

New electric vans for Edinburgh College

New electric vans for Edinburgh College

Edinburgh College’s electric vehicle fleet has had a green-powered boost with the arrival of two new vans, supporting its commitment to sustainable travel. The two new Nissan eNV200 electric vans came from Transport Scotland’s Switched on Fleets scheme to increase green travel. They replace diesel vans used by the college’s facilities staff. Overall, the college…

Students secure hairdressing scholarship

Students secure hairdressing scholarship

Several students on the SVQ Level 3 Hairdressing course have secured a scholarship with Medusa Training academy, following the introduction of a partnership with the college. Five students were chosen by Medusa Training director Ross Millar and his team, based on their avant garde look, a part of the course where they have to draw…

CDN Awards 2017

Marketing team honoured at CDN Awards

Edinburgh College was honoured at the College Development Network’s (CDN) annual Marketing Awards, taking home two Gold and one Silver award. The Marketing team scooped Gold in the Digital Marketing category for the schools area on our website. This is a dedicated hub of information for school pupils, teachers and influencers, effectively targeted using personas…

Students Launch Year of Young People

Two Edinburgh College NC Graphic Design students joined Mark McDonald, Scottish Government Minister for Childcare and Early Years, and a group of young people from across the country, to launch a national search for young Ambassadors for Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 (YOYP 2018). Students Molly Nock and Iain Waugh helped design a new…