Choose College

During November, Colleges across Scotland are joining together on a national campaign encouraging you to CHOOSE COLLEGE. The TV advert will be aired on STV for four weeks and is designed to change perceptions of what college is really like. College should be PLAN A, not plan B. College has changed Gone are the days…

Star student Niamh up for another award

Edinburgh College HND Graphic Design graduate Niamh Curran might soon run out of space on her mantelpiece as she goes head to head with other star students for the Young Person of the Year crown at the 2018 SQA Star Awards. Twenty-year-old Niamh has been shortlisted as a finalist in the SQA Star Awards Young…

Female students visit EDF Torness Power Station

Twenty female College students from nine different Science and Engineering classes visited EDF Torness Power Station earlier this week to take part in a Women in Engineering careers event. This inaugural event was created by the College’s Engineering team and EDF to give female students the opportunity to meet positive role models from industry and…

Applications to Electric Vehicle Student Scholarship now open

Applications for a scholarship which will see a student work alongside the College’s Transport Co-ordinator to learn about and maintain the College’s fleet of Electric Vehicles (EV) are now open. The Edinburgh College Development Trust, the independent charity which supports students at the College, has secured funding from local Nissan dealership Alex F Noble to…

Deputy First Minister John Swinney is an Apprentice for the Day

Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney became a Software Development Apprentice for the Day as he spent time hearing from two IT foundation apprentices in Edinburgh. Mr Swinney, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, met with Edinburgh College foundation apprentices Douglas Greig and Michael Christopher Allan, who are both in their second year of…

Plumbing apprentices celebrated at annual SNIPEF Awards

Edinburgh College played host as the region’s top young plumbers received awards for their hard work over the past 12 months. The College’s Midlothian Campus welcomed the SNIPEF Edinburgh & District Branch as they held their annual Awards Ceremony, celebrating the work of plumbing apprentices from Edinburgh, Borders College and Forth Valley College. Fourteen awards…

Seafarers unite for Leith Nautical College reunion

Former staff and students of Leith Nautical College came together to mark 40 years since the institution was officially opened with a weekend of celebrations. Hosted by the Edinburgh College Development Trust, the independent charity that supports students at Edinburgh College, the weekend involved a reunion dinner at the College’s EH15 Apprentice restaurant and a…

Edinburgh College wins Sustainable College crown at CDN Awards 2018

Edinburgh College’s green credentials have been recognised at Scotland’s largest celebration of College achievements this week. The College’s Sustainability team picked up the Sustainability Award at the College Development Network (CDN) Awards Ceremony held at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow last night (Thursday 25 October). The award celebrates the leadership and impact in sustainability the…