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20 June 2023

Prize Giving 2023: Rebekah Mae Montgomery named as one of two Outstanding Students in Routes into Education or Employment

Skills For College student, Rebekah Mae Montgomery, has been named as one of two Outstanding Students in Routes into Education or Employment at Edinburgh College’s annual Prize Giving ceremony.

Coming to the College straight after secondary school to achieve her dream career of working with children, the 20-year-old from Edinburgh feels as though she is now on the right path to reach her goals.

Read about Rebekah’s college experience below.


How do you feel about being recognised at Prize Giving?

I still can’t quite believe it. It’s such an honour to be chosen for Outstanding Student. It motivates me to continue being the best I can be, being a great student and achieving my dreams.

What made you choose Edinburgh College for your studies?

I chose Edinburgh College (especially the Milton Road Campus which is smaller) because it suited my needs and the courses will help me along my career path.

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

The best thing about studying at Edinburgh College are the fantastic lecturers who have taught the life skills that will enable me to be more independent and lead me down the career path I want. I also enjoyed the responsibility of being class representative, the best highlight though was definitely the friends I’ve made.

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

Remember everybody is probably just as nervous as you are and try to make friends. But the most important thing is to stay focused on your studies.

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 am carrying on at college and my ultimate goal would be to work as a nurse at The Sick Kids Hospital or anything to do with working with young children as I love children.

Do you have any messages for the lecturers?

I know that nobody ever learns anything without someone teaching it to them. So, choosing to be a lecturer is extremely important because of the influence they have on their students’ lives. Their motivation, encouragement and enthusiasm are inspiring.

Looking back, is there anything you would do differently?

Yes, I would make the holidays shorter because I love going to class and learning is so much fun.

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

Definitely this award for being an Outstanding Student.

Describe your Edinburgh College experience in three words.

Fun, educational, super!