5 things to do in Edinburgh this Christmas

Edinburgh is known for being a city with lots of different events and something is always going on. Christmas time is no exception. During Christmas, Edinburgh gets beautifully lit up with Christmas lights and there are a lot of events happening in the city. Here is a list of the 5 must-do activities in Edinburgh…

In employment – studying as you work

Once you have finished your time in full-time education you may feel that your work is the only place where you can learn new skills. However, there are multiple routes that those in employment can take to continuing learning. At Edinburgh College there are different courses that you can take to learn something new while you study. These…

University – courses to get you on track

How to get to University When thinking about going to university the thought of having the correct entry qualifications can feel daunting and unattainable. At Edinburgh College there are many routes that you can follow in order to reach your goal of studying at university. It also provides you with a platform to discover if…

Still at school – courses available to you

Are you still at school and thinking about what you are going to do after? It may be an easy choice for some people but for most of us it is a big choice and exercise in understanding what we like the most, what we are the best at and what we can see ourselves…

Adult Returners at Edinburgh College

Whether you left school a couple of years ago, or your school days are a distant memory, coming to college to study something new isn’t out of the ordinary. In the year 2017/2018, 55% of our students were aged 20+ (Edinburgh College, 2018), showing that college isn’t just for school leavers. With over 700 courses,…

School leavers – why choose college

Here are some stories from our students on why college was the right choice for them. College helps you reach your career goals If you are one of those people who has always known what they wanted to do, then college could be the best place to get the skills and qualifications you need to…

Student Support Drop-In Sessions

Are you in need of advice or support? Don’t keep it to yourself. There are drop-in sessions at each campus which we would encourage you to come along to. Learning Development Tutor Drop-Ins can help with pre-entry, on-course and pre-exit guidance. They can give you support with your course, and additional support if required. Guidance…

Wellbeing Drop-in

Wellbeing Support is available for students who are finding it difficult to meet the demands of their course because of mental ill-health or other reasons. Wellbeing will focus on helping students to manage to study, learn and meet their potential. What help is available? Support with motivation and morale Living and coping with mental health…

Sighthill Gym – Benefits of a Membership

Getting your workout in whilst you’re studying can be challenging, especially when classes are all day, you have group projects to manage and you have work in the evening. The Centre for Sport and Fitness at Sighthill has a gym which is open to students, so you can fit your workout in around your classes.…

Induction Checklist

It’s not long until you start your course, so here are our 6 tips to make sure you are all prepared before your first day. We’ve organised them so you can tick each one off and have a clear conscience to know that you are all prepared for your new college journey! 1. Make sure you pay…

Sighthill campus – everything you need to know

Welcome to Sighthill campus! Along the tram track in the West of Edinburgh, Sighthill campus is home to the Music Box for budding musicians and sound producers and our Centre for Sport and Exercise. Here is everything you need to know about the campus, and contact details for more information if we haven’t covered what you’re…

Granton campus – everything you need to know

Welcome to Granton campus! Home to one of the biggest departments for Art & Design in Scotland, with our very own theatre and mock aircraft. Here is everything you need to know about the campus, and contact details for more information if we haven’t covered what you’re looking for. I have additional support needs –…

Midlothian campus – everything you need to know

Welcome to Midlothian campus! Tucked away South of Edinburgh in Dalkeith, Midlothian campus is home to our solar meadow and oil production platform simulator. Here is everything you need to know about the campus, and contact details for more information if we haven’t covered what you’re looking for. I have additional support needs – who…