Gavin snaps up top photography awards

An Edinburgh College HND Photography student is enjoying double success after scooping two industry awards. Gavin Smart was named Scottish Student of the Year 2018 at the Master Photographers Association (MPA) Awards 2018. His winning image ‘Identity’ was inspired by, and features, his close friend and actress, Daisy Grant, and focuses on gender fluidity and…

Outlandish outfits and dynamic dance bring artworks to life

Compelling costumes and choreography inspired by the work of acclaimed artist Jenny Saville will be part of a one-off performance by Edinburgh College’s Dance students at a major Edinburgh gallery this weekend. Fragments & Gestures: Performing Jenny Saville will feature BA (Hons) Dance students from the college wearing outfits designed by Performance Costume Masters students…

Work placement leads to year of success for Edinburgh College built environment student

The Edinburgh College built environment student is celebrating her first-year anniversary of working with planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore, after initially joining the company for just a five-day work-placement. Anita Bielatowicz, aged 26, first joined the Edinburgh office of Barton Willmore for a week’s work experience in February 2017 as part of the company’s…

BESA Pipefitting and Welding Competition held at Edinburgh College

Some of Scotland’s top young engineering and construction workers took part in the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Pipefitting and Welding Competition at Edinburgh College today Apprentices studying towards their SVQ 3 Heating and Ventilation Award at the college’s Midlothian Campus competed against their counterparts from Glasgow Kelvin College in two challenges. The challenges, based…

Top 5 Reasons to Study Art and Design

The School of Art and Design at Edinburgh College is one of the largest of its kind in the UK with over 700 students. It also has a strong reputation for progressing students into both degree-level study and employment in the creative industries. Need more convincing? Here are our top five reasons why students study…

Green Student of the Year Award nominations open

Edinburgh College’s Sustainability team is inviting nominations for its Green Student of the Year Award, which will be presented at the college’s Prize Giving in June. The award honours students whose contributions have helped make the college greener, and is open to individuals or groups. The winner will receive a £50 Ethical Superstore voucher. The…

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…

Pop Up Barber Shop

The Pop Up Barber Shop provides our barbering students with a chance to try out their skills on new heads of hair and bushy beards. The college hair and beauty departments are located within Granton and Milton Road Campuses meaning those on other campuses miss out on having these services on their doorstep. With the…

Top 5 Reasons to Study Retail

Retail courses at Edinburgh College let you learn the ins and outs of the retail industry including: Staff Management Customer Care Communication Merchandising Selling Skills Retail Operations 1. VARIETY Not only do these units give you the skills for work within the industry, these can be used in a variety of types of retail. So…