College joins forces with partners to open doors to success in education

The College has teamed up with Edinburgh’s universities, colleges and the local authority to increase the educational opportunities open to people who have spent time in care through a region-wide initiative. The Hub for SUCCESS project, which was officially launched this week, was set up to tackle the trend of care experienced people leaving school at a…

Edinburgh College Creative Industries students get tips from industry experts

Edinburgh College’s students gained insight into what it takes to make it in the creative industries as the College hosted some of the country’s top professionals at its sixth annual Creative Industries Employability Day. Students from the College’s Creative Industries courses attended the event at its Granton Campus where they had an opportunity to get…

Edinburgh College student trains at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

An Edinburgh College student recently attended a five-day technical theatre training course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. HND Technical Theatre and Production Arts student Laura Laria was awarded a place on the ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) Bronze training course for Theatre Stage Technicians, after winning a competition organised by the…

ECSA launches Student Mental Health Agreement Plan

Edinburgh College and Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA) have joined together to sign a Student Mental Health Agreement Plan aimed at improving student wellbeing across the College.   What the agreement plan is? The agreement plan is an initiative led by Think Positive on behalf of NUS Scotland to bring student associations and their institutions…

Mental health – the time to talk is now

Julie Huggan, Online Information Development Worker, Health in Mind  I joined Health in Mind, a Scottish mental health charity based in Edinburgh, last year because I feel very strongly about improving the lives of those affected by mental health issues.  Through my own personal experience as a young person with anxiety and depression, one of the key issues I…

Edinburgh College graduate in the running to be named among the best of British

An Edinburgh College graduate is heading to Manchester this week to find out if she has won a prestigious education award. HND Hospitality Management graduate Marta Villacorta, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Vocational category at the British Education Awards (BEA), which celebrates the academic and extracurricular achievements of students across the UK.…

Limited car parking space at Sighthill from tomorrow (Thursday 31 January)

Please be aware that due to necessary resurfacing work starting tomorrow (Thursday 31 January), there will be limited car parking space available at Sighthill Campus for the next two or three weeks. Between 30-40 spaces will be unavailable whilst the improvements are ongoing. It is hoped that these works will be completed within two weeks,…

Enterprise & Commerce Employability Days

  About This is a chance to watch speakers from top class brands and organisations, talk about the business sector and how you can stand out from the crowd. Speakers include: Tuesday 22 January 2019 15.00-16.00 Karen Mabon Wednesday 23 January 2019 15.00-16.00 Alice Thompson, Social Bite Watch Live Watch the talks live on our…

French Wine Tasting Evening at The Apprentice

  About A relaxed and social wine tasting evening at Edinburgh College’s Granton Campus. Learn and enjoy eight varieties of wine from France with cheese and biscuits over the space of two hours. Guests will be seated at 2 large tables, so there is the opportunity to get to know new people. The class is…

Locations of Free Sanitary Products

As part of the Scottish Government’s initiative to make sanitary products available to school pupils and students in Scotland, Edinburgh College is now offering free products in our campuses. Products are stocked in the following locations: Sighthill Music Box Sports Hall Ground floor coffee shop Ground floor accessible toilet next to reception Milton Road Halls female…