#ECPrizeGiving – Simone Martis

Twenty-three-year-old NC Acting and Theatre Performance student Simone Martis flew across Europe from his home island of Sardinia in Italy to follow his dream of studying acting in Scotland. Simone is the winner of Karen Gillan Creative Industries Student of the Year award, and we caught up with him to find out about his experience…

#ECPrizeGiving – Mary Stewart

A local grandmother has been named Edinburgh College Development Trust’s FE Student of the Year for her work in going above and beyond in supporting her fellow students, at the College’s annual student Prize Giving ceremony. Sixty-year-old Preparation for Study in Social Sciences student Mary Stewart from Musselburgh was awarded the Edinburgh College Development Trust…

Pimp my zimmer! Edinburgh College students visit residential home to deliver zimmer makeovers

Access and Continuing Education (ACE) students at Edinburgh College have flexed their creative muscles to wheel out a new project at an East Lothian residential home. Students on the College’s Steps Towards Independence Second Steps course have visited residents at Eskgreen Residential Home in Musselburgh to spruce up their zimmer frames using all manner of…

Faces of Glow – Natasha Ryan

Twenty-year-old HND Graphic Design student Natasha Ryan from Edinburgh can’t wait to showcase her final project at the Fruitmarket Gallery from 6 – 8pm on Wednesday 5 June as part of the end-of-year Engaging Employers and Schools exhibition. “I’m really looking forward to the exhibition, it’s like a celebration of my time at College and…

EC Student Stories – Thomas

Thirty-four-year-old Thomas Hall tells us how his course has helped him to grow as a person and how he’s met people from all walks of life during his time studying at Edinburgh College… “When I’m not DJing for a digital radio station or looking after my two children, I’m either studying or working for a…

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 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.…

EC Student Stories – Peter

Twenty-seven-year old Peter tells us how returning to education to study Access to Sports Therapy and Fitness gave him his confidence back.  “After finishing school I went straight into employment. I worked in a Whisky shop for six years and found myself in a bad place as I wasn’t feeling motivated or challenged in my…

Part-time study is perfect for full-time mum Sarah

After spending some years as a full-time stay-at-home mum, Sarah Finegan decided that she wanted to kick-start her career and work towards her goal of becoming a qualified church minister. When researching what credits and qualifications she would need to undertake ministerial training, Sarah found that she needed to add some up-to-date qualifications to support…

EC Student Stories – Emily

Twenty-two-year-old Emily tells us how she gained a job thanks to the skills she learned and the employer connections she made during her time at Edinburgh College. “I didn’t really enjoy school and struggled with studying due to having a disability which was only discovered when I was 16. I was given the opportunity, through…