Illustration students drawn to Kelpies book prize

Five Edinburgh College students have drawn their way onto the shortlist for city publisher Floris Books’ fifth annual Kelpies Illustration Prize. The students are among 10 finalists for the children’s book illustration award and hope to follow fellow Edinburgh College Illustration student Aimee Ferrier, who won last year. To commemorate the centenary of the First World War armistice,…

Edinburgh College Creative Industries students get tips from the top

Edinburgh College was a hub of creative activity as it welcomed some of the country’s top professionals to its sixth annual Creative Industries Employability Day. Creative juices were flowing at the college’s Granton Campus and Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) theatre, where students had an opportunity to get career advice from guest speakers from across…

All eyes on the goal as £465,000 student sport development fund announced at Edinburgh College

Students at Scotland’s colleges and universities will soon have more and even better opportunities to get involved in sport, thanks to a £465,000 investment announced at Edinburgh College. The Scottish Government money will be made available to Scottish Student Sport (SSS) through the Scottish Funding Council. SSS was established in 2011 and works with colleges and…

Visitor video illuminates Paxton House’s history thanks to Edinburgh College students

Edinburgh College film students are helping the Borders’ Paxton House give visitors fresh insight into the richly historic mansion through a new guided tour video. The students created a video for Paxton House to introduce visitors to the popular tourist destination near Berwick-upon-Tweed when they take the guided tour. The video includes interviews with its…

Rugby ace tackles questions from Edinburgh College Media students

Scottish rugby’s record points scorer was grilled under the spotlight in a mock press conference by Edinburgh College students. Retired rugby ace Chris Paterson visited the college’s Audio Visual Technology and Creative Industries: Television students, who scrummed down to get the scoop on his life and career. Winning mentality, recovering from injury and mistaken identity…

Aiming for more gold at CDN Marketing Awards

The college has been nominated for four awards in the College Development Network Marketing Awards 2018, which honour the promotional work taking place in Scotland’s colleges. College projects are up for awards in these categories: Customer Experience category – STEM P7 Inspiration Experience The STEM P7 Inspiration Experience is engaging and inspiring young people about…

Bob is steering the way to electric vehicle success

Edinburgh College electric vehicle administrator Bob Murphy has been named as one of the 100 most influential people in the green fleet industry. For the second year running, Bob was named in Green Fleet magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people. The list includes a mix of fleet managers, vehicle manufacturers, government figures, campaigners and…

Edinburgh College students and graduates bring Elizabethan theatre costume to Stirling

Edinburgh College Costume students have delved into a Shakespearean world of farthingales and ruffs to launch an exhibition of Elizabethan inspired stage costumes. Elizabethan Costumes for Theatre Performance, an exhibition by Edinburgh College Theatre Costume students, arrived at the Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling this week. The exhibition features 13 historically themed costumes, inclusive of undergarments and…

Edinburgh College Barbershop

The Edinburgh College Barbershop is designed to give students experience so they are completely ready for industry. Students participate in our Employability Barbershop performing the latest treatments and using prestigious products that are well known in the industry. Services Barbershop Services Cut & Finish (from) £5.00 Detailing & Pattern (from) £5.00 (following consultation) Luxury Hot…

Students raise money for local children’s charity

A group of Edinburgh College students have teamed up with Edinburgh Harley Davidson to raise £1319.57 for local children’s charity The Yard. Two teams of 21 students from the college’s Preparation for Employment course – which equips students with skills to enable a smooth transition from school or college into work – organised a series…

Edinburgh College photography graduate explores Remains of the Past in new exhibition

An Edinburgh College Photography graduate is showcasing her award-winning historically themed portrait work in a new exhibition from tomorrow (Friday 12 January). Remains of the Past, an exhibition by Leesa Tulloch, features contemporary portraits shot in the style of historical paintings. The free exhibition is on at the Creative Exchange in Edinburgh until Thursday 8…

Avoid mumps – advice from NHS Lothian

NHS Lothian is asking students to watch out for mumps over the festive period, following a recent rise in cases across Edinburgh and the Lothians. They’re asking everyone to be aware of the symptoms and what to do to avoid it spreading. Please read this information from NHS Lothian below to keep yourself, your friends…