Third-generation bridge worker Keir keeps it in the family to help open new Queensferry Crossing

  As members of the public take their historic first commute over the new Queensferry Crossing this morning, we caught up with former Edinburgh College civil engineering modern apprentice Keir Stanton, who worked on the construction of the new bridge. Keir started working on the development of the Queensferry Crossing in August 2014, becoming the…

Golden Robbie bowls over the competition

Edinburgh College student Robbie Anderson has won a gold medal in the indoor bowls pairs at the 2017 Special Olympics. Robbie, who has learning difficulties and has just finished the college’s Entry to Sport course, went through the competition undefeated, claiming four victories from four matches alongside partner Raymond Brumley. The Special Olympics is the…

Allan jumping into World University Games

Former Edinburgh College student Allan Smith is heading to Chinese Taipei to compete in the Men’s High Jump at the World University Games 2017. The 24-year-old HND Fitness, Health and Exercise graduate was selected, along with 19 other student athletes, to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland as part of the British Universities and Colleges…

Prize Giving 2017: Emma Owenson

Beeslack High School pupil Emma Owenson has won the Chair’s Award for Outstanding Achievement at Edinburgh College’s annual student Prize Giving ceremony. Emma received her award for her exceptional performance as a student of the Hospitality and Tourism Academy, part of the pioneering South East Scotland Academies Partnership (SESAP). SESAP is a partnership between Edinburgh…

Prize Giving 2017 case study: Jordan Charters

Jordan Charters is 21 and lives in Dolphinton. He studies SCQF Level 6: Painting and Decorating. Jordan is one of the award winners receiving his accolade at the Edinburgh College Prize Giving ceremony this evening. Here he tells us about his time at Edinburgh College. 1. What made you choose Edinburgh College for your studies?…

Prize Giving 2017 case study: Leigh Anderson

Leigh Anderson is 25 years old. She lives in Edinburgh and is currently studying for her VTCT Level 2 in Beauty Therapy. Leigh is one of the award winners receiving her accolade at the Edinburgh College Prize Giving ceremony this evening. Here she tells us about her time at Edinburgh College. 1. What made you choose…

Prize Giving 2017 case study: Tibor Ovari

Tibor Ovari is 25 years old. He lives in Edinburgh but is originally from Hungary. He studies MI Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. Tibor is one of the award winners receiving his accolade at the Edinburgh College Prize Giving ceremony this evening. Here he tells us about his time at Edinburgh College.…

Students create award trophies for Paolozzi Prize

Edinburgh College Product Design and Engineering students have designed and created trophies for the Paolozzi Prize for Art, an annual awards showcase that recognises talented young (S4-S6) artists in Edinburgh. The awards are organised by City of Edinburgh Council, which asked if the college could support with the production of the 13​​ trophies using five different…

College comes out top at UK Masonry Skills Challenge

The results are in for the 11th annual UK Masonry Skills Challenge and following a competitive contest against eight other colleges across the UK, Edinburgh College has been crowned third overall winner. Edinburgh College student Hamish Innes was announced fourth overall winner and first Northern Heat winner,​​ while Calum Munro was seventh overall winner. ​The…

Poppy Proud by Gary Lee - Gold winner in BIPP Scottish Region Awards

Star college photography students win big at national awards

Edinburgh College students snapped up 11 prizes at the British Institution of Professional Photography Scottish Region Awards, continuing a purple patch in the competition over the last few years. The Photography students’ haul included three gold first-place prizes. This is the eighth year in a row that Edinburgh College photography students have returned from the…