A Portal to the Past

A group of Edinburgh College students are using their creative talents to open a portal to the past and bring one of Edinburgh’s top historical venues to life. More than 100 of the College’s Dance, Music, Hospitality, Costume Design and Computing students will take inspiration from a royal banquet held at Riddles Court in 1598…

Faces of Glow – Marcello Di Candia

Twenty-six-year-old NC Theatre Design student Marcello Di Candia can’t wait to see his designs come to life inside the historic Riddle’s Court on Wednesday 29 May as part of A Portal to the Past. Marcello and classmate Irene Navarro were asked to design a number of costumes that would be worn by performers at the…

Edinburgh College to open its doors for Granton Community Day

Edinburgh College will welcome the wider community to its Granton Campus on Saturday 1 June as its hosts Granton Community Day for the second time. Members of the surrounding community are invited to drop-in from 12 – 3pm on the day to take part in a range of activities, speak to the various organisations hosting…

Edinburgh College takes record haul at national student photography awards

Edinburgh College Photography students have captured the imagination of the judges at the country’s top competition for young photographers, winning an impressive 23 awards at the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) National Scotland Student Awards. Twenty-eight-year-old BA Photography student Emanuele Centi was named Student Photographer of the Year for 2019 for his collection of…

Faces of Glow – Connor Clarke

Twenty-one-year-old Acting and Performance student Connor Clarke will be performing alongside his classmates in the production of Beautiful Burnout by Bryony Lavery, about the soul-sapping three minutes when men become gods and gods, mere men. It’s about the second when the guard drops, that moment when the eyes blink and miss the incoming hammer blow.…

Mandy tastes awards success

An Edinburgh College curriculum leader has won a prestigious industry award after inspiring thousands of school pupils to consider cookery and hospitality careers. Hospitality curriculum leader Mandy Purdie bagged the Lecturer of the Year award at the Business Women Scotland Women in Hospitality Awards held at the Waldorf Astoria in the capital last night. Mandy’s…

College students and staff recognised in Herald HE Awards shortlist

Edinburgh College students and staff have bagged a hat-trick of nominations at the 2019 Herald Higher Education Awards as a result of innovative and inspiring projects run over the past year. HND Retail Management student Dean Clark has been shortlisted in the outstanding contribution from a college student category as his role in setting up…

Pupils set to kick off schools football tournament

A team of Edinburgh College students have organised a regional football tournament aimed at encouraging more young people into sport. All Star Events, four final-year HND Events Management students, have worked together to create the first Inner City Schools Football Tournament for primary schools across Edinburgh and the Lothians. The event, taking place on Tuesday…

Edinburgh College publishes Skill Report 2019

As part of our mission to work with industry to grow and develop a modern workforce which meets the future skills needs of the region, Edinburgh College has published our inaugural Skills Report. As Scotland’s largest College, and the only College serving the capital and its wider region, we are responsible for the delivery of…

National industrial action update: Strike action suspended on Wednesday 8 May as discussions continue

The Educational Institute of Scotland Further Education Lecturers’ Association (EIS-FELA) has decided to suspend strike action on Wednesday 8 May (tomorrow). All students must attend College as normal.   However, action short of strike action continues, including not uploading student assessment results to College systems. Further planned strike action which is scheduled for Wednesday 15 and…

Digital skills pilot challenges students with real-life briefs

A programme to develop the collaboration between tech industry and academia and address the digital skills gap in Scotland has completed a successful pilot. The Digital Skills Partnership programme was rolled out by tech trade association ScotlandIS and supported by Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council. The programme seeks to give students experience…

Curriculum leaders carrying the flag for Edinburgh College

Two Edinburgh College curriculum leaders have been nominated for industry awards recognising their commitment and creative approach to inspiring the next generation of cookery and hospitality professionals. Hospitality curriculum leader Mandy Purdie has been named as a finalist in Business Women Scotland’s Women in Hospitality Awards while Professional Cookery curriculum leader Steph Tanner has been…