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,…

Edinburgh College illustration student Aimee Ferrier

Illustration student’s magic witchy win

A gloomy young witch, some visual wizardry and a sprinkling of magic have helped Edinburgh College illustration student Aimee Ferrier win a top local design prize. Aimee’s design for the front cover of a new children’s novel – Ruby McCracken: Tragic Without Magic – won her the Kelpies Design and Illustration Prize 2017 and will…

Mhairi scoops Creativepool award

Edinburgh-based photographer Mhairi Bell-Moodie, who has recently graduated from the BA Photography at Edinburgh College, has been announced as a winner of Creativepool Annual 2017 Awards. The annual awards celebrate creative excellence from 17 countries across 33 categories. Mhairi was awarded judges’ choice in the Photography Individual category for her series FLUX. FLUX is a…

Student shortlisted for video awards

Edinburgh College HND Visual Communication students Hazel Pike, Beth Wilson and Alicia Gonzalez are on the shortlist for the 2017 IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising) Scotland Student Advertising Awards. Now in its second year, the awards are aimed at students looking to kick-start their career in advertising. This year’s competition brief centred on promoting…

Part Time courses: Nicholas Noel Barham

Nicholas is a familiar face at the college, having completed a full-time HNC in Sport, Fitness and Exercise with us in June of this year, as well as a professional cookery course a couple of years back. He recently finished his Cosca Certificate in Counselling Skills course at the college on a part-time basis. This…

Part Time courses: Valeria Pezzi

Valeria moved to Edinburgh seven years ago from Italy. She studied her CIPD Foundation Learning and Development Practice certificate at Edinburgh College from September 2014 to June 2015. At the time she was working as a full-time trainer in a private company when she decided she would like to make a career change without the…

Swap your direction to University

The Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) is a partnership between colleges and universities to support access to higher education for adults. At Edinburgh College, there are many courses available to help those with few or no qualifications begin their path to university. Swap your direction to University like Chris SWAP courses have helped hundreds of people…

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…

Prize Giving 2016

On Friday 10 June, our prize giving ceremony took place at our Milton Road campus. We recognised students from all curriculum courses that had been inspirational in achieving their goals, some whilst overcoming challenging barriers. Each student was recognised for their achievements in front of invited guests including family members, friends, industry professionals, partners and…

Scottish Tourism Week - Jenny Mulholland

Scottish Tourism Week: Jenny Mulholland

Scottish Tourism Week 2016 (11-18 March) is a week-long event aimed at inspiring business and beyond to achieve the Tourism 2020 vision, that ‘Scotland will be a destination of first choice for a high quality, value for money and memorable customer experience, delivered by skilled and passionate people.’ Descending on cities across Scotland with a…

Meet our Apprentices – Jade Laurie

Jade Laurie – 17, Meadowbank What apprenticeship programme are you on at the college? “Level 2 Hairdressing modern apprenticeship.” Who is your employer? What do you day to day with them? “I work for Kalon and am loving every second. I’m working as a junior stylist washing and blow drying client’s hair – the team…

Meet our Apprentices – Stacey Bridges

Stacey Bridges – 22, West Lothian What apprenticeship programme are you on at the college? “I started out on the joinery and carpentry pre-apprenticeship and now I’ve progressed onto the modern apprenticeship.” Who is your employer? What do you day to day with them? “I was half way through the pre-apprenticeship when I got a…

Meet our Apprentices – Jordan Charters

Jordan Charters – 20, West Linton What apprenticeship programme are you on at the college? “Painting and Decorating modern apprenticeship, 3rd-year Advanced Craft.” Who is your employer? What do you day to day with them? “My dad, George Charters. His work varies from things such as basic painting and decorating to wallpapering or even airless…