#ECGrad – Commitment pays off for hard working Seb

Thirty-two-year-old Sebastian Stadelmeier moved to Edinburgh from Poland in 2012 and came to Edinburgh College in 2015 and now graduates with a HND in Human Resource Management. Seb also leaves with a Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence in Business after consistently scoring highly in his graded units and completing a CIPD course alongside his HND.…

#ECGrad – Marta is Edinburgh College Development Trust’s first HE Student of the Year

An HND Hospitality Management student has been awarded the first ever Edinburgh College Development Trust Higher Education Student of the Year Award after spending much of her time at the college fundraising to support children and adults with disabilities. Thirty-four-year-old Marta Villacorta came to Edinburgh College in January 2016 after spending time working in five-star…

#ECGrad – A career at the top beckons for Carlos after winning the James Thomson Award for Hospitality

An Edinburgh College graduate is looking forward to a career at the pinnacle of the hospitality industry after receiving an award from one of Scotland’s best-known hotelier-restaurateurs. Thirty-three-year-old Carlos Herrera, who is graduating with an HND in Hospitality Management at Edinburgh College’s ceremony on Wednesday 26 September, is this year’s recipient of the James Thomson…

Bright sparks Get Into Electrical Installation

A group of young unemployed people have gained valuable industry experience and are looking forward to a career in electrical installation thanks to a programme designed to boost job prospects. The five-week Prince’s Trust Get Into Electrical Installation course at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill Campus, now in its fourth year, offers training and work experience in…

ECSA officer team wins NUS UK award

The 2017/18 Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA) officer team ended their year’s tenure by winning one of the top prizes at the UK-wide NUS Awards. ECSA won the Officer Team of the Year Award, beating competition from another seven universities and colleges across the UK. The 2017/18 sabbatical team – president Neal Black and vice presidents Beth Anderson…

Tony hits top gear at national skills qualifier

An Edinburgh College automotive engineering student has driven himself into contention for a final spot in the UK’s biggest skills competition after winning a qualifier designed to test his light vehicle maintenance skills. Anthony Mailer was awarded first place in the IMI SkillAuto Technology Qualifiers on Monday, beating five students from three other UK colleges…

Prize Giving 2018: Hannah Gillan

Nineteen-year-old NC Pharmacy Services student Hannah from Loanhead, Midlothian, came to college to learn more about the medical and health care field and soon found that her course was the prescription for success. Hannah is the winner of this year’s Prize Giving Academic Excellence Dental and Pharmacy Award, we caught up with her about her…

Prize Giving 2018: Anthony O’Neill

Nineteen-year-old Anthony O’Neill first came to college to study Accountancy but something wasn’t quite adding up. After completing his HNC in Accountancy, Anthony decided to swap numbers for scripts and follow his true passion by enrolling on the NC Acting and Theatre Performance course at PASS. Anthony is the recipient of this year’s Karen Gillan Award…

Prize Giving 2018: Zoe designs her way to top prizes

Graphic Design student Zoe Leung is enjoying double success after being selected to design the artwork for a show in this summer’s Fringe Festival and scooping a college award. Twenty-six-year-old Zoe, from Glasgow, competed against fellow students in a design competition to win the opportunity to create the artwork for Propeller, a production by the…