Edinburgh College graduate recognised at international beauty awards

An Edinburgh College graduate has been recognised at an annual international beauty awards competition for work completed as part of her College course. Former HND Make-Up Artistry student Lori Walker, who graduated in September, was a runner-up in the Best Body Paint category at the International Beauty Industry (IBI) Awards, after submitting an application based…

Edinburgh College Foundation Apprentice looking forward to a career in the computing industry

Eighteen-year-old Michael Suttie from Mayfield recently completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in IT Software Development, which he decided to undertake so he could develop his computing skills, and make contacts working in the industry. We spoke to Michael to find out about his apprenticeship, and his plans for the future: What made you choose a Foundation…

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…

Shannon and Sophie do Scotland proud

Two Edinburgh College Professional Cookery and Hospitality students can now say they’re among the world’s best student chefs after an amazing performance at a global culinary competition. HNC Hospitality students eighteen-year-old Shannon McNeil and twenty-one-year-old Sophie Taylor won two gold, three silver, and two bronze medals at the Nations Cup held at the prestigious Secchia…

Colombian visitors get creative at Edinburgh College

A group of five performing arts professionals from Colombia are attending Edinburgh College to develop their English and find out more about the prominence of the creative industries in Scotland. Diana Cifuentes, Juan Orozco, Angelica Corredor, Nathalia Contreras, and Mateo Rueda are participating in an eight-week programme, which involves them spending time in and out…

Alizah showcases design skills to international audience

An Edinburgh College HND Civil Engineering student is jetting off to Singapore to showcase a design project she has worked on since she was at school. Nineteen-year-old Alizah Mughal, was part of the Drummond Community High School team which won the first ever Future Infrastructure Challenge: Design Engineer Construct (DEC) Hyperloop hosted by Bentley Systems…

Awards recognition for Daydream Believers

The success of a collaborative project was celebrated at an awards ceremony held in Edinburgh last week which aims to honour the creative community in the city. The annual awards ceremony organised by Creative Edinburgh took place at The Hub on the city’s Royal Mile, where the success of a number of creative projects and…

Hundreds of students honoured at college Graduation

More than 800 students gathered at the McEwan Hall for a day of celebration at Edinburgh College’s annual Graduation ceremony on Friday (27 September). Students were joined by around 3600 proud family members and friends who watched as their loved ones crossed the McEwan Hall stage to receive their certificates of achievement. Graduates from across…

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…