Skills Scotland Best Stand Award

Best stand at Skills Scotland 2017

On Thursday 9th November, the Edinburgh College team was out in full force at this year’s Skills Scotland at the Royal Highland Centre – Ingliston. Over 2,500 school pupils from across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife came along to the exhibition to discover the fantastic career options open to them after they leave school. This…

Hundreds of students honoured at college Graduation

Around 730 students gathered at the Usher Hall for a day of celebration at Edinburgh College’s annual Graduation ceremony yesterday. Students were joined by more than 3,000 proud family members and friends who watched as their loved ones stepped on to the stage to receive their certificates of achievement. Graduates from across the college’s curriculum…

Graphic Design students pencil in top industry award

Two Edinburgh College Graphic Design students have won one of the most coveted prizes in the design and advertising industries – a special pencil trophy from the D&AD New Blood Awards. Jennifer Grieve and Sarah Lewis joined some of the country’s top young talent to pick up their award after impressing the D&AD judges. Their…

Prizegiving 2017 Gallery

Photobombing babies, a wee bit of Hollywood stardust and, most importantly, the fine achievements of students made for a tremendous celebration at Edinburgh College’s annual Prize Giving ceremony. More than 70 students gathered with 200 family, friends, staff and guests to celebrate their outstanding work over the last year. The college’s Prize Giving – on…

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.…

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…

Edinburgh College illustration student Aimee Ferrier

Illustration student’s magic witchy win

A gloomy young witch, some visual wizardry and a sprinkling of magic have helped Edinburgh College illustration student Aimee Ferrier win a top local design prize. Aimee’s design for the front cover of a new children’s novel – Ruby McCracken: Tragic Without Magic – won her the Kelpies Design and Illustration Prize 2017 and will…

Mhairi scoops Creativepool award

Edinburgh-based photographer Mhairi Bell-Moodie, who has recently graduated from the BA Photography at Edinburgh College, has been announced as a winner of Creativepool Annual 2017 Awards. The annual awards celebrate creative excellence from 17 countries across 33 categories. Mhairi was awarded judges’ choice in the Photography Individual category for her series FLUX. FLUX is a…

ECSA named Scotland’s best

Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA) is celebrating after winning top honour of College Students’ Association of the Year at the NUS (National Union of Students) Scotland Awards. ECSA won the main prize in the NUS Scotland Awards for its work over the last year to support Edinburgh College students. It beat City of Glasgow College…

CDN Awards 2017

Marketing team honoured at CDN Awards

Edinburgh College was honoured at the College Development Network’s (CDN) annual Marketing Awards, taking home two Gold and one Silver award. The Marketing team scooped Gold in the Digital Marketing category for the schools area on our website. This is a dedicated hub of information for school pupils, teachers and influencers, effectively targeted using personas…

Student competition winner is buzzing

Angel Nervida, a year 2 HND Visual Communication: Illustration student, is buzzing after her environmental poster, featuring yellow bumblebees and Scottish wildflowers, was chosen the best at a Scottish Environment LINK event. Angel and 10 of her classmates (as well as students from other institutions) were asked by Scottish Environment Link, the voice of Scotland’s…