What is STEM?

Do you have an interest in driverless cars? Want to be able to design replacement organs for patients? Looking forward to half-hour deliveries from Amazon drones? These are all examples of STEM.   STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths These are the four foundation subjects that make the basis of the STEM government initiative.…

What to expect at our open days

If you’re coming along to one of our open days this month, here’s everything you need to know about the day. Register with us When you first enter the campus you will see our registration desk, where you can ask any questions you might have, pick up leaflets and find out more about the event.…

Term-time childcare at Edinburgh College

We know how busy life can get with young children, especially when you are studying. Waterfront Nursery is the perfect childcare option for a variety of reasons. Here’s our top five: Convenience Waterfront Nursery is located at our Granton campus, joined onto the campus building. It’s so easy for you to drop your child off…

How to apply for college

So you have made the decision to come to college. Great! Now, how do you apply? Follow this easy step by step guide with all the details on bagging your place at Edinburgh College. 1 – Browse our website and select the course of your choice. Only one application per person will be accepted for…

Welcome to our January starts!

The new term starts soon and we’re so excited to see everyone who is starting a course in January. If you need some advice before you start here’s a guide to some of the key things you need to know. What to do on your first day On your first day go to the reception…

10 top tips for UCAS applications

Are you applying to university next year? If so, the following 10 tips might be useful for you. 1. Choose a referee BEFORE submitting your application! Talk to your lecturer about writing a reference with plenty of time to spare. You want your reference to be the best it can be. If you don’t choose…

The Power of Words

By now you will have read many news reports, articles and will have had many conversations around the fall of Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein, and no doubt you will have been confronted by the overwhelming numbers of women and men showing solidarity on social media through #metoo. If you live in a cave and have absolutely…

It’s not just making play-dough!

With childcare becoming an increasingly in-demand career in Edinburgh and the Lothians, our in-house childcare expert, Clarissa, is writing a series of blogs to show you how important a career in childcare is and why you should be getting yourself, or loved ones, interested. Why is there a misconception? “What do you know about working in…

Edinburgh College turns Five! What was happening in October 2012?

Edinburgh College has turned five! Where did the time go? This week marks five years since Stevenson, Telford and Jewel and Esk colleges merged to become Edinburgh College. It’s only natural that at this kind of milestone we reflect on what’s happened over the college’s lifetime, and how the world has changed. It’s only five…

Graduation 2017 – What to do on the day

The Graduation buzz is well and truly in the air here at Edinburgh College, with just two days to go until the biggest day of our calendar year – Graduation! We’re looking forward to welcoming students and their guests to the Usher Hall on Thursday 28 September to celebrate their achievements. If you’re coming along,…

5 ways to study at Edinburgh College

When you first think of college, what do you think of? Five days of learning a week, not too dissimilar from school, only for young people on their first steps into adult life? Well actually, although you might be right, there are many options for studying at college that can work around your needs, whatever…