200 south-east Scotland school pupils complete academies programme

Two hundred school pupils from across Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders are celebrating after completing a pioneering academies programme to boost their education and employment prospects. The students studied at academies in the South East Scotland Academies Partnership (SESAP), which gives them experience of college, university and the workplace while still at school. The…

Graduation 2017 Case Study: Louise Brown

Louise Brown is 34 and lives in Edinburgh. She studied HNC Professional Cookery and is the winner of the Merchant Company of Edinburgh Enterprise Award. Louise has been recognised for her perfectionism, incredible talent and her desire to never settle for second best. Whilst studying Louise took on many projects outside the college and has…

Graduation 2017 Case Study: Sarah Horsburgh

Sarah Horsburgh is 31 and lives in East Lothian. She studied HND Fitness, Health and Exercise and has now progressed on to a Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing degree at Queen Margaret University. Sarah won the Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence in Health, Wellbeing and Social Science for her commitment to her work, while raising…

Graduation 2017 Case Study: Liliana Lopez Dhal

Spanish-born Liliana is 35 and moved to Scotland in 2012. In 2014 she studied Level 6 Tourism with English at the college and progressed on to the HND Travel and Tourism course. She was awarded the Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality for being an inspiration to her fellow students. What made…

Graduation 2017 Case Study: Connor Young

Connor is 23 and lives in Pumpherston. He studied HND Popular Music and has progressed onto the BMus Hons Popular Music course at the college. He is the winner of this year’s Martson Citizenship Award. What made you choose Edinburgh College for your studies? I originally chose to study at Edinburgh College due to the…

Graduation is a family affair

This year’s Edinburgh College Graduation ceremony was a family affair with four members of one family taking to the stage to celebrate their achievements. HND Computer Networking student Sebastian Salmanis joined wife Claudia, sister Amalia and brother-in-law Adrian, as they donned their robes and stepped on stage at the Usher Hall to collect their scrolls.…

Barbering students on the Razor’s Edge for National Portrait Gallery project

Edinburgh College Barbering students will be returning to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Saturday 29 September to  take part in the Razor’s Edge Project. This comes after great feedback from a recent session in which a group of barbering students  gave haircuts on film as part of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s Razor’s Edge Project,…

Third-generation bridge worker Keir keeps it in the family to help open new Queensferry Crossing

  As members of the public take their historic first commute over the new Queensferry Crossing this morning, we caught up with former Edinburgh College civil engineering modern apprentice Keir Stanton, who worked on the construction of the new bridge. Keir started working on the development of the Queensferry Crossing in August 2014, becoming the…

Golden Robbie bowls over the competition

Edinburgh College student Robbie Anderson has won a gold medal in the indoor bowls pairs at the 2017 Special Olympics. Robbie, who has learning difficulties and has just finished the college’s Entry to Sport course, went through the competition undefeated, claiming four victories from four matches alongside partner Raymond Brumley. The Special Olympics is the…

Allan jumping into World University Games

Former Edinburgh College student Allan Smith is heading to Chinese Taipei to compete in the Men’s High Jump at the World University Games 2017. The 24-year-old HND Fitness, Health and Exercise graduate was selected, along with 19 other student athletes, to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland as part of the British Universities and Colleges…