ACE team shortlisted for national diversity award

Edinburgh College’s Access and Continuing Education (ACE) team has been shortlisted for a national diversity award for their work in helping and encouraging people across Edinburgh and the Lothians to reach their full potential, by removing barriers to education and employment for people with additional support needs. The team are nominated in the ‘Diversity Through…

Annette Bruton named Honorary Ambassador of Edinburgh College

Former Principal Annette Bruton was named an Honorary Ambassador of Edinburgh College at the biggest celebration on the college calendar this week. Annette, who retired from the college in August this year, attended the ceremony at the Usher Hall alongside hundreds of staff, students and their loved ones to receive her award and to accept…

Nik and Rich to cycle from Edinburgh to Budapest for charity

Two Dalgety Bay cyclists are gearing up to cycle from one capital to another as they aim to raise £2,000 for a dementia charity. Edinburgh College lecturer Nik Olliver and partner Richard Newton are preparing to tandem cycle 2000km from Edinburgh to Budapest later this year in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK, the country’s leading…

Success for Marketing at CDN Awards

Edinburgh College was honoured at the College Development Network’s (CDN) annual Marketing Awards, taking home a Gold, two Silvers and a Bronze award. The Marketing team scooped Gold in the Design category for materials it produced for the visual identity for the college’s STEM activities, including the STEM Manifesto document and events and marketing material.…

Aiming for more gold at CDN Marketing Awards

The college has been nominated for four awards in the College Development Network Marketing Awards 2018, which honour the promotional work taking place in Scotland’s colleges. College projects are up for awards in these categories: Customer Experience category – STEM P7 Inspiration Experience The STEM P7 Inspiration Experience is engaging and inspiring young people about…

Bob is steering the way to electric vehicle success

Edinburgh College electric vehicle administrator Bob Murphy has been named as one of the 100 most influential people in the green fleet industry. For the second year running, Bob was named in Green Fleet magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people. The list includes a mix of fleet managers, vehicle manufacturers, government figures, campaigners and…

Results of the first ever Staff Awards

The college’s first ever staff awards took place at Granton last Thursday with 150 staff members from across all campuses attending the celebration. The event was hosted by depute principal Alex Craig and celebrated the hard work, commitment and dedication from staff across all teams. The winners were: Rising Star 2017 – Jennifer Mulholland, Travel…

Construction team showcases traditional building skills

Apprentices and lecturers from our construction team have been showcasing their traditional building skills to school children and members of the public as part of the Scottish Traditional Building Forum (STBF). Hosted by Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) and running across 22-23 May at St Andrew Square, the event includes demonstrations by local apprentices and mini-masterclasses by the college team. The…

Honour for college electric car expert

Edinburgh College resident electric vehicle expert Robert Murphy is among CEOs of major car firms and energy companies after appearing 53rd on GreenFleet’s list of the 100 most influential people. GreenFleet, a publication dedicated to environmental fleet motoring and low emissions fleet technology, published the list in its celebratory 100th issue of the magazine. Electric…

College lecturer releases new album

Edinburgh College songstress Rosie Nimmo is set to release new album Scrapbook this January, with single Clouds Colliding already getting national air time. The track was written in reflection of the current refugee crisis with all proceeds going to global aid charity Mercy Corps. You can listen to and download the album on Rosie’s website.…