Tibor Triumphs at IMI awards

Former Edinburgh College Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair student Tibor Ovari has picked up an award for Outstanding Student at the Institute of the Motor Industry’s annual Outstanding Achievers Awards. The industry’s professional body hosted its annual awards ceremony at its headquarters in Hertfordshire where the finalists from across the UK celebrated their success. Tibor,…

Tibor talks Automotive Engineering

Hungarian-born 25-year-old Tibor moved to Edinburgh in 2011 to pursue his dream of working in the automotive industry. After studying a panel beating course at college in Hungary, Tibor later came to Edinburgh College to study Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. Despite having limited English when he started his course, he achieved his Level 1, 2…

Emily is an apprentice engineer on a mission

Nineteen-year-old Emily, a third year technical apprentice at Leonardo UK, is on a mission to become a successful and respected technical specialist engineer. After finishing her Highers at high school she kept her options open by applying for university and several apprenticeships. She is currently studying HND Engineering Systems at Edinburgh College while working as a technical…

200 south-east Scotland school pupils complete academies programme

Two hundred school pupils from across Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders are celebrating after completing a pioneering academies programme to boost their education and employment prospects. The students studied at academies in the South East Scotland Academies Partnership (SESAP), which gives them experience of college, university and the workplace while still at school. The…

Graduation 2017 Case Study: Louise Brown

Louise Brown is 34 and lives in Edinburgh. She studied HNC Professional Cookery and is the winner of the Merchant Company of Edinburgh Enterprise Award. Louise has been recognised for her perfectionism, incredible talent and her desire to never settle for second best. Whilst studying Louise took on many projects outside the college and has…

Graduation 2017 Case Study: Sarah Horsburgh

Sarah Horsburgh is 31 and lives in East Lothian. She studied HND Fitness, Health and Exercise and has now progressed on to a Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing degree at Queen Margaret University. Sarah won the Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence in Health, Wellbeing and Social Science for her commitment to her work, while raising…

Graduation 2017 Case Study: Liliana Lopez Dhal

Spanish-born Liliana is 35 and moved to Scotland in 2012. In 2014 she studied Level 6 Tourism with English at the college and progressed on to the HND Travel and Tourism course. She was awarded the Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality for being an inspiration to her fellow students. What made…

Graduation 2017 Case Study: Connor Young

Connor is 23 and lives in Pumpherston. He studied HND Popular Music and has progressed onto the BMus Hons Popular Music course at the college. He is the winner of this year’s Martson Citizenship Award. What made you choose Edinburgh College for your studies? I originally chose to study at Edinburgh College due to the…

Graduation is a family affair

This year’s Edinburgh College Graduation ceremony was a family affair with four members of one family taking to the stage to celebrate their achievements. HND Computer Networking student Sebastian Salmanis joined wife Claudia, sister Amalia and brother-in-law Adrian, as they donned their robes and stepped on stage at the Usher Hall to collect their scrolls.…