Edinburgh College students help develop major tourist attraction app

More than 100 students from Edinburgh College teamed up with Global Treasure Apps to review a series of interactive digital app trails for major tourist attractions across Scotland. The students gathered at the National Museum Scotland recently to test out the app, and follow the treasure trails they created. Global Treasure Apps connects technology, the…

Double triumph for ECSA at NUS Scotland Awards

Edinburgh College Student Association (ECSA) won two awards at last night’s NUS Scotland awards held in Dunblane. The ECSA team were named the College Students’ Association of the Year for the second year running for their role in shaping education and empowering individuals in the past twelve months. ECSA also had their first ever win…

Textile students get creative with Scottish icons

Edinburgh College’s HND Textile students have joined forces with Edinburgh-based bespoke tailor Stewart Christie & Co to give some of Scotland’s greatest cultural icons of the past 700 years a fashion makeover. The students showcased their work at an event to celebrate the strength and depth of the country’s creative and textile sector. Creative Legends,…

Edinburgh College Creative Industries students get tips from the top

Edinburgh College was a hub of creative activity as it welcomed some of the country’s top professionals to its sixth annual Creative Industries Employability Day. Creative juices were flowing at the college’s Granton Campus and Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) theatre, where students had an opportunity to get career advice from guest speakers from across…

All eyes on the goal as £465,000 student sport development fund announced at Edinburgh College

Students at Scotland’s colleges and universities will soon have more and even better opportunities to get involved in sport, thanks to a £465,000 investment announced at Edinburgh College. The Scottish Government money will be made available to Scottish Student Sport (SSS) through the Scottish Funding Council. SSS was established in 2011 and works with colleges and…

Visitor video illuminates Paxton House’s history thanks to Edinburgh College students

Edinburgh College film students are helping the Borders’ Paxton House give visitors fresh insight into the richly historic mansion through a new guided tour video. The students created a video for Paxton House to introduce visitors to the popular tourist destination near Berwick-upon-Tweed when they take the guided tour. The video includes interviews with its…

Edinburgh College students and graduates bring Elizabethan theatre costume to Stirling

Edinburgh College Costume students have delved into a Shakespearean world of farthingales and ruffs to launch an exhibition of Elizabethan inspired stage costumes. Elizabethan Costumes for Theatre Performance, an exhibition by Edinburgh College Theatre Costume students, arrived at the Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling this week. The exhibition features 13 historically themed costumes, inclusive of undergarments and…

Prospective students invited to course open days in December

Edinburgh College is inviting prospective students looking to further their education, boost their skills or undertake professional development in the new year to attend its campus open days this December. The open days on 7, 12 and 14 December will provide guests with an opportunity to speak to teaching staff about the courses on offer…

Stonemasonry apprentice scoops bronze medal at national construction final

Edinburgh College Stonemasonry apprentice Hamish Innes has won a bronze medal at the national final of the UK’s longest-running construction skills competition. After competing in the regional qualifiers earlier this year, Hamish and fellow Edinburgh College stonemasonry apprentice Calum Munro progressed to the UK National Skillbuild Final, which was held at the Birmingham NEC. The…

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…