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…

Faces of Glow – Rebecca Thomson

Nineteen-year-old HND Acting and Performance student Rebecca Thomson will be performing alongside her classmates in the production of The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning by Tim Price, a fictionalisation of the true story of American soldier Bradley Manning. “Being involved in the performance of this piece has been incredible. I’ve really enjoyed learning about the life…

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…

Rugby ace tackles questions from Edinburgh College Media students

Scottish rugby’s record points scorer was grilled under the spotlight in a mock press conference by Edinburgh College students. Retired rugby ace Chris Paterson visited the college’s Audio Visual Technology and Creative Industries: Television students, who scrummed down to get the scoop on his life and career. Winning mentality, recovering from injury and mistaken identity…