Construction team showcases traditional building skills

Apprentices and lecturers from our construction team have been showcasing their traditional building skills to school children and members of the public as part of the Scottish Traditional Building Forum (STBF). Hosted by Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) and running across 22-23 May at St Andrew Square, the event includes demonstrations by local apprentices and mini-masterclasses by the college team. The…

Students – please stay alert for malicious emails

Following the cyber attacks that started affecting businesses across the world last week, please keep an eye out for suspicious emails. Malicious emails are often disguised as an email from a familiar company such as a bank or from a friend. If you receive anything that even slightly rings an alarm bell, please delete it.…

Glow festival ready to light up the city

Edinburgh College’s Glow festival 2017 is about to illuminate the city with a two-month celebration of students’ creative talents. Almost 1,000 students from the college’s creative industries courses will take over city arts venues for performances and exhibitions, showing the work they have been doing over the last year. ​Glow runs until 16 June, with…

Glow photo exhibition at Creative Exchange

To celebrate the launch of Glow festival​, which runs from 27 April-16 June, there will be an exhibition of Glow images taken by BA Professional Photography students  Susan Williamson & Becca Davidson. The exhibition is at the Creative Exchange ​​(29 Constitution Street, Leith EH6 7BS), until 9 May. Students from all the creative industries departments…

New Board member Jeanette Stevenson

Edinburgh College appoints three new Board members

Edinburgh College’s Board of Management has appointed three new non-executive members to support it to lead the strategic direction of the college. The new members are high-profile figures in Scottish public life and have extensive experience in industry, education, and both public and private sectors. The Board has appointed the three with approval from the…

Jamie is on a QUEST to the top

Edinburgh College Civil Engineering Modern Apprentice Jamie Marsh has been recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) with a QUEST Technician Scholarship of £1,500. Jamie is among five students in Scotland who have been awarded the scholarship and was chosen for his commitment to being a good leader team player whilst also being ambitious,…

ECSA named Scotland’s best

Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA) is celebrating after winning top honour of College Students’ Association of the Year at the NUS (National Union of Students) Scotland Awards. ECSA won the main prize in the NUS Scotland Awards for its work over the last year to support Edinburgh College students. It beat City of Glasgow College…

Troy in the finals for Gibby Scholarship

Edinburgh College student Troy Flood, who is currently studying the Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery, is through to the finals of the Gibby Culinary Scholarship at Gleneagles Hotel. Troy is one of six competing for a full-time position at Gleneagles in the competition. In order to secure his place, he had…

Students help pupils’ creative potential

City school pupils are unshackling their imaginations and getting help to explore creative careers thanks to a project set up by two Edinburgh College Graphic Design students. College students have set up the Creative Ambassador Project, where they go into schools to work directly with students in Art and Design classes to give them the…

Creative Exchange The Corn Exchange 29 Constitution Street Leith Edinburgh EH6 7BS

British Council visit Edinburgh College

The college recently hosted 36 international delegates as part of a three-day British Council Seminar on enterprise training. Delegates from Nigeria, Uzbekistan, India, Cuba, USA, Bahamas, Jamaica, Chile and Trinidad and Tobago attended presentations and workshops to discuss the current and global thinking on enterprise and entrepreneurial training in the international skills agenda. Madeleine Brown…