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Edinburgh College helps high-flyer Sam change career paths

After being stranded in Turkey during lockdown, twenty-two-year-old Samantha McNeil from West Calder moved back to Scotland with the aim of changing career paths and is now studying part-time at Edinburgh College to gain the knowledge and skills to help her pursue a career in childcare.   We spoke to the HNC Childhood Practice student to find out more about her college experience, and how she has found…

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Let’s do this: Setting goals for 2021

The New Year is often a time for setting goals, as we all strive to get the year off to a good start. Coming to college is a goal you can achieve in 2021! You might be thinking of retraining for a new career, working towards a promotion, preparing for university or learning something new…

EC Cares – Alistair Stewart

As twenty-seven-year-old HND Events Management student Alistair Stewart reflects on the challenges of the past year, he credits the use of a Wellness Recovery Action Plan with helping him to cope during the height of the pandemic. We caught up with Alistair as part of our EC Cares campaign to ask about the challenges of…

EC Cares – A chat with Anne-Marie Sturrock – Head of faculty

When head of faculty for Health, Wellbeing and Social Science Anne-Marie Sturrock reflects on this year and the coping mechanisms she has used throughout the pandemic, she is reminded of the concern she first felt, and the many things that kept her busy during the spring and summer months when the country was in lockdown.…

Meet Edinburgh College’s Wellbeing team

The College’s Wellbeing team helps support students across the College’s four campuses with a number of issues, whether that be counselling students, providing mental health support, offering guidance or signposting to relevant organisations. The wellbeing team run one-to-one confidential counselling sessions, mental health workshops, wellbeing drop-ins and can provide support with mentoring and study skills.…

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Tips for learning at home

We have all had to adapt to new and sometimes challenging situations this year. With the national lockdown earlier this year, many of us were faced with working or learning from home for the very first time. As we continue to deliver the majority of our courses online, we’ve put together some tips for how…

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Get to know the Student Services team

At Edinburgh College we aim to provide the best learning environment we can and support our students throughout their time with us. Most of our courses are being delivered online, but the Student Services team are available to support you virtually from when you start your studies with us. If you’re thinking about studying with…

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Edinburgh College Glossary

If you’ve been out of education for a while, you might have noticed some unfamiliar terms or acronyms. We’ve put together a glossary of the common terms you might come across when considering college as an option, so that you can be clued up when making your decision. Further Education (FE) Further Education refers to…

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Funding for every situation

If you are thinking of coming to college, you may be wondering what funding is available to you. Below are some of the options that are available. The funding you are eligible for also depends on various factors, including the course level you plan to study. Our funding tool on the website may be able…

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Everything you need to know about college as a school leaver

You might have a lot of questions about coming to college as a school leaver, so we’ve answered some of them in this blog. If you have a question and don’t see it answered here, email us at courseinfo@edinburghcollege.ac.uk so a member of the team can help you out. What are my options when I…

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Explore something new at college

The current pandemic has affected us all in different ways. If you have taken the time to reflect on your job prospects over the last couple of months, you might have decided to explore something new at college. Did you have a hobby or passion you would like to pursue further? Or did you always…

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Learning at College in 2021

This year has been very different to what we have been used to. If you are thinking of coming to college in 2021, you might be curious to see how we’re getting on. Below are stories from some of our lecturers and students about how they are finding our new learning formats, so you know…