Edinburgh College joins Collab Group

Edinburgh College is proud to announce it has become the newest member of Collab Group, a membership organisation including some of the UK’s top colleges. The college will become the third Scottish member, joining North East Scotland College and West College Scotland, providing Collab Group representation in every capital city within the United Kingdom. Edinburgh College…

Edinburgh College launches STEM Manifesto

Edinburgh College was joined today by Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn and 100 local school pupils to launch its new STEM Manifesto, which sets out how the college will support the growth of the country’s increasingly technology-based industries. Edinburgh College’s STEM Manifesto outlines how the college will deliver STEM-related education to ensure that…

The Power of Words

By now you will have read many news reports, articles and will have had many conversations around the fall of Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein, and no doubt you will have been confronted by the overwhelming numbers of women and men showing solidarity on social media through #metoo. If you live in a cave and have absolutely…

Scott bounces into student trampoline competition

Edinburgh College student Scott Ellis Paddon is hoping to impress judges with his acrobatics at this weekend’s Scottish Student Trampolining League One Championship. Eighteen year-old Scott, from Fife, is the first representative from the college to participate in the competition which sees students from across Scotland’s colleges and universities competing at different skill levels. Access…

Jordan goes for gold at World Skills 2017

It’s brushes down for former painting and decorating apprentice Jordan Charters as he waits to hear how he has fared in the World Skills 2017 finals in Abu Dhabi. Twenty-two year-old Jordan, who studied at Edinburgh College and completed his final training for the competition on a specially constructed rig at the college’s Granton Campus,…

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…

Black History Month at PASS

  Acting and Performance students were treated to a special African Connections workshop to celebrate Black History month at Edinburgh College. The PASS Theatre was alive with the vibrant sounds of South African artist Morgan Njobo and his After Freedom Productions Company as students were taken through some of the regular routines from their performances…

She shoots, she scores! Edinburgh College Sport and Fitness lecturer lands top national team coaching role

Edinburgh College Sport and Fitness lecturer Pauline MacDonald has been appointed Girls’/Women’s Youth Performance Pathway Manager and U-17s head coach of the Scotland women’s international football team. A former Scotland international herself, capped 66 times for her country, she becomes the third full-time female coach working for the Scottish women’s international teams, along with Shelley…

It’s not just making play-dough!

With childcare becoming an increasingly in-demand career in Edinburgh and the Lothians, our in-house childcare expert, Clarissa, is writing a series of blogs to show you how important a career in childcare is and why you should be getting yourself, or loved ones, interested. Why is there a misconception? “What do you know about working in…