Welcome to Edinburgh College! We are excited to welcome you to our EC community. Discover all of the information you need to begin your studies with us below.
Here, you can get information on making your application for Student Funding, setting up your EC online account and accessing support, as well as finding out more about the role of some of our teams from across the College. Our teams are here to support you throughout your time studying with us.
Timetabled classes will start from the week commencing 28 August 2023. Before your course starts, you will receive an email from us with a link to your planned timetable.
Your Induction to College will take place during the first week of your course, please attend your timetabled classes to ensure you receive your Induction.View our College Calendar
Contacting Student Services
Our Student Services teams are available to help you with getting ready for College. Visit them on campus or via a virtual drop-in.
Setting up your EC online account
Once you have enrolled online for your course, you will be able to create your EC online account. This account will give you access to a whole host of platforms which will be used during your time studying with us. Click the links below for information on how to set up your online account.New Students Continuing Students
Essential College systems
Once you have set up your EC Online Account, you can access our key Learning and Teaching platforms, Moodle and Teams which you will be using throughout your course.Essential College Systems
Libraries and IT Access
We have libraries and resource centres across all campuses, which provide you with the use of PCS and a place to study in your own time. Our collections and resources cater for all curriculum areas and our library staff are here to help you develop your information literacy and research skills.Campus Libraries
Your Student Card
You will receive information on how to access your digital student card during the induction to your course.
Parking on Campus
Parking permits are required to park in campus car parks. These can be requested by collecting a form from campus receptions when you start your course. Permits will need to be displayed on the front windscreen of your car no later than Friday 29 September 2023. After this date, tickets will be issued to anyone not displaying a valid permit or parked in prohibited areas outside of parking bays.
Returning students DO NOT need to apply for a new permit for session 2023/24. Previous permits will still be valid.
Cycle Storage on Campus
There are bike racks and secure cycle storage on all campuses. To access these storage areas, speak to a member of security staff at campus receptions. You will need to show that you are a student and the staff member will then provide you with a unique access code.
Click the links below to find out more about the support available to you during your time studying with us.
Our Learning Support team offers a voluntary and confidential service, supporting students who disclose a disability or additional support need.
Our Wellbeing service offers you the opportunity to get support and guidance with self-management approaches for issues such as low level stress and anxiety as well as around college type issues including exam and assessment stress. The service is available through 1 to 1 appointments, drop ins, group work sessions, activity sessions and online resources.
The Counselling Service offers students one-to-one counselling sessions with a qualified counsellor. Counselling provides a safe and confidential space for you to talk about your mental health and wellbeing, and receive support if you’re going through a difficult time. We offer short term counselling, with up to 8 weekly sessions. Appointments are available face to face on campus, or remotely.
Get in touch
If you need more information or have any questions, you can contact our teams via the Get in touch page.
We look forward to seeing you soon!