Edinburgh College receives validation from GTCS

Edinburgh College has received validation from the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) in recognition of the College’s policy and guidance for staff professional learning and development. The College’s Enhance programme was developed in December 2016 and is designed to support lecturers and College staff engage in career-long professional learning and development across their career.…

Edinburgh College students win Scottish Parliament film competition

A pair of Edinburgh College Broadcast Media students have won a national one-minute film competition organised by the Scottish Parliament to celebrate 20 years of devolution. As part of the competition, which was open to students and modern apprentices across Scotland, HND Television students Lewis Gillespie and Robbie Crawford were tasked with coming up with…

Edinburgh College students learn historic printing technique

A group of Edinburgh College photography students went back in time recently, after completing a workshop exploring a 19th century photographic printing technique. HND and BA Professional Photography students took part in a workshop led by the College’s Artist in Residence for Photography, Katarzyna Soltan, which looked at the technique of Cyanotype printing. Students learned…

Clean sweep for Edinburgh College creatives

  An Edinburgh College student beat off competition from her classmates to win a breakthrough award at a ceremony in London highlighting young creative talent. With all three finalists studying at Edinburgh College, HND Graphic Design student Joy Mooney won this year’s DMA Breakthourgh Award, which is backed by the Graeme Robertson Trust and designed…

Awards ceremony awaits Edinburgh College Foundation Apprentice

An Edinburgh College Accounting student is hoping to calculate his way to award success as he goes up against fellow students at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018. Nineteen-year-old Junjie Xu, who studied a Financial Services Foundation Apprenticeship at Edinburgh College before progressing onto a HND Accounting course, has been shortlisted for Foundation Apprentice of the…

Star student Niamh up for another award

Edinburgh College HND Graphic Design graduate Niamh Curran might soon run out of space on her mantelpiece as she goes head to head with other star students for the Young Person of the Year crown at the 2018 SQA Star Awards. Twenty-year-old Niamh has been shortlisted as a finalist in the SQA Star Awards Young…

“It means the world to gain recognition from a respected industry body at such an early stage in my career”

An Edinburgh College Professional Photography student has been presented with a prestigious award from one of the UK’s longest standing photographic associations, responsible for developing some of the leading photographers around today. Edinburgh College BA Professional Photography student Gavin Smart was recently named Student of the Year at the Master Photography Awards 2018. Thirty-four year-old…

ACE team shortlisted for national diversity award

Edinburgh College’s Access and Continuing Education (ACE) team has been shortlisted for a national diversity award for their work in helping and encouraging people across Edinburgh and the Lothians to reach their full potential, by removing barriers to education and employment for people with additional support needs. The team are nominated in the ‘Diversity Through…

Costume for Stage and Screen students bring Edwardian style to Festival Theatre

  Exquisite tailoring and elegant Edwardian silhouettes will be taking over Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre as Edinburgh College Costume students display their work in a new exhibition. The exhibition – Edwardian Costume for Performance – will feature garments created by students from the college’s HND Costume for Stage and Screen course and will run at Festival…

Professional Cookery students’ trip to Milan

Professional Cookery students are heading to Milan for a two-day trip taking in a new culinary learning experience, to improve their skills and expand their knowledge. On 7 and 8 June the Level 3 students attend the Food Genius Academy in Milan to learn more about Italian cuisine and how to cook it. The main…