Jordan goes for gold at World Skills 2017

It’s brushes down for former painting and decorating apprentice Jordan Charters as he waits to hear how he has fared in the World Skills 2017 finals in Abu Dhabi. Twenty-two year-old Jordan, who studied at Edinburgh College and completed his final training for the competition on a specially constructed rig at the college’s Granton Campus,…

200 south-east Scotland school pupils complete academies programme

Two hundred school pupils from across Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders are celebrating after completing a pioneering academies programme to boost their education and employment prospects. The students studied at academies in the South East Scotland Academies Partnership (SESAP), which gives them experience of college, university and the workplace while still at school. The…

Graduation is a family affair

This year’s Edinburgh College Graduation ceremony was a family affair with four members of one family taking to the stage to celebrate their achievements. HND Computer Networking student Sebastian Salmanis joined wife Claudia, sister Amalia and brother-in-law Adrian, as they donned their robes and stepped on stage at the Usher Hall to collect their scrolls.…

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…

Higher Education Fair 2017

Are you thinking about going to university?  You can find out more about degree courses on offer in Scotland at our Higher Education Fair. Drop in to speak to various universities on the day that will be able to answer all your questions. Universities attending: University of Edinburgh (all) Edinburgh Napier University (all) Heriot-Watt University…

College Sports Festival encourages students into sport

College students demonstrated their sporting prowess at the inaugural College Sports Festival held at Edinburgh College, aimed at encouraging college students to participate in sport during their studies. The event, hosted by Scottish Student Sport (SSS), saw around 250 students taking part in a variety of sports including football, basketball, touch rugby, touchtennis, volleyball and…

Music students tour the Highlands

Forty-two of Edinburgh College’s music students and five staff members embarked on a five-day, four-concert tour of the Highlands of Scotland. The classical and folk music tour included three public concerts – at Kingussie Parish Church, St Margaret’s Church in Aberlour and Crown Church in Inverness, and a joint concert with pupils from Inverness Royal…

Allan jumping into World University Games

Former Edinburgh College student Allan Smith is heading to Chinese Taipei to compete in the Men’s High Jump at the World University Games 2017. The 24-year-old HND Fitness, Health and Exercise graduate was selected, along with 19 other student athletes, to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland as part of the British Universities and Colleges…

New Student FAQ’s

What should I bring with me on the first day? Well it depends totally on the course you’re doing (sketchbooks for artists and instruments for musicians of course!), but the general things to remember include a notebook for taking notes, a pen or pencil, water bottle and your student card.   What should I wear…

Exam Results Drop-In Surgery

Following SQA exam results on Tuesday 8 August, we are holding a Course Drop-In Surgery for all current applicants and others who are unsure of their options following their results. Drop-In Surgery Thursday 10 August 2017 12 – 4 pm Granton Campus 350 West Granton Road, EH5 1QE Speak with course advisors, funding experts and…