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15 June 2023

Access to Cyber Security and Software Development student Gilberto Carnieli receives award at Prize Giving 2023



37-year-old Gilberto Carnieli was surprised but thrilled to receive the Access to Cyber Security, Software Development and Web award at this year’s Prize Giving.

While catching up with the Brazilian, we found out a bit more about his Edinburgh College experience, as well as his plans for the future.


How do you feel about being recognised at Prize Giving?

I was very surprised. I never could imagine that this will happen to me.


What made you choose Edinburgh College for your studies?

It is very popular. When I was looking for this course, I saw that and I thought that couldn’t be a better place for me to graduate.


What were you doing before starting at the College?

I’m still working as a Head Chef.


What has been the best thing so far about studying at Edinburgh College? Any highlights?

The teachers are very nice and the hours are flexible for work and study.


If you could give one piece of advice to a student starting at the College now, what would it be?

Don’t give up.


What are your plans for the future? Are you going on to further study after college or into employment? What is your end goal?

I will try to go further, it’s not easy as I’m a full-time worker, but this is my dream. I want to change my career.


Do you have any messages for the lecturers?

For all my lecturers, thanks for helping me and understanding my limitations, thanks for believing that I can do it.


Looking back, is there anything you would do differently?

I would have started before.


What are you most proud of that you have achieved while studying at Edinburgh College?

Building a pico project with lecturer Jon that I never thought that I could do.


Describe your Edinburgh College experience in three words.

Challenge, excellent, future.