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…

Why Health & Safety Is So Important

Health and safety plays an important part in any business these days. It’s crucial to ensure every employee feels comfortable and understands how to maintain and create a safe working environment. The Facts It was recorded that 144 workers were fatally injured between April 2017 and March 2018 (HSM, 2018), while more than two million…

Why invest in an Art and Design course

If you are considering a course in art and design, then here are some reasons why the investment is worth making. University of Arts London (UAL) creative qualifications UAL have designed creative qualifications that you can study at Edinburgh College. These courses are relevant to the industry and fantastic for course progression. The college is…

Niamh is Marketing Society’s Star Creative Student

An Edinburgh College Graphic Design student has been named Star Creative Student at the Marketing Society Star Awards for the fourth year running. Niamh Curran, the latest student to receive the accolade, was presented with the award at this year’s ceremony after impressing judges with her work. Twenty-year-old Niamh, from Linlithgow, beat off stiff competition…

Ministerial visit to Sighthill Campus

Chloe Smith MP, minister for the constitution, visited Sighthill Campus last week to spend time with a group of Prince’s Trust students who are taking part in a Built Environment taster programme. Get Into Electrical sees students from the Prince’s Trust visit Edinburgh College for five weeks to learn basic elements of electrical installation and…

There’s Something In the Water

Outdoor Learning,  Outdoor Education, Forest Schools, Forest Kindergarten, Outdoor Play, Nature Play,  whatever you want to call it, it’s undeniable that there’s a thirst for getting children and young people outdoors.   Nature-Deficit Disorder is something of a modern phenomenon in our largely sedentary, tech-reliant culture.  A lifestyle far- removed from that of as little as…

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…

5 Reasons to be in Edinburgh This Summer

Haven’t made plans for the summer yet? Here are 5 reasons why Edinburgh is the best place to be. 1. Experience the world’s leading festival city Edinburgh comes to life with festivals during summer, with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe alone selling an estimated 2.5 million tickets for 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 2017. Walking…

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…