Wellbeing tips – staying in contact and socialising

Studying and working at home for a long period of time is not something that any of us have been used to be before, but it is becoming something of a ‘new normal’. During this time, it is vital that we stay connected with our classmates, friends, colleagues and those we socialise with. The College’s…

Wellbeing tips – physical and mental health

Studying and working at home for a long period of time is not something that any of us have been used to be before, but it is becoming something of a ‘new normal’. During this time, it is vital that we stay connected with our classmates, friends, colleagues and those we socialise with. The College’s…

External support organisations during the coronavirus outbreak

Below is a list of organisations you can contact for various levels of support during the coronavirus outbreak. The College’s Wellbeing team can also be contacted by email: wellbeing@edinburghcollege.ac.uk Children 1st – www.children1st.org.uk/parentline Government – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable Foodbanks – https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/ SCVO local coronavirus support – https://coronavirus.scvo.org/ Information from councils local to the College can be found…

10 reasons to study in Edinburgh this summer

1. Edinburgh is a city that has it all Where else can you spend the summer studying as well as enjoying the best festivals; visiting half of Scotland’s top attractions for free; submerging yourself in heaps of history; hiking the hills; bathing at beautiful beaches; dropping in on blockbuster film locations; going to gorgeous gardens;…

Peter – EC Student Stories

Peter is gaining international work experience as well as personal growth Twenty-one-year-old Peter, originally from New York, moved to Scotland eight years ago. He told us how studying HND Hospitality Management has shown him a path to new opportunities. “Before coming to College, I worked at Five Guys where I would work for 10 or…

Apprenticeships – how to get started and how to apply

Foundation Apprenticeships Foundation Apprenticeships (FAs) are work-based qualifications for senior-phase secondary school pupils. It’s a qualification that takes you out of the classroom and gets your foot in the door with an employer. You can choose a Foundation Apprenticeship as one of your subjects in S5 or S6, it’s the same level of learning as…

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2020 – Employer perspectives

Apprentices are employed across Scotland in a wide range of jobs in sectors including engineering, construction, financial and business services, health and social care, digital technology, tourism and food and drink. Last year there were over 28,000 Modern Apprenticeship starts across a wide range of sectors. This includes Graduate Apprenticeships, which provide the opportunity to…

What are Foundation Apprenticeships?

Foundation Apprenticeships (FAs) are designed for S5 & S6 school pupils and combine college learning, qualifications and work experience with top organisations while you are still at school.     FA’s allow pupils to enhance their kill set with skills and qualifications that employers need. Whether you are looking to go straight into employment, join…

Steph – EC Student Stories

Steph is on her way towards a career in mental health research Thirty-four-year-old Steph Logan tells us how she’s getting a second chance to achieve her dreams after joining Edinburgh College’s Life Sciences Access (SWAP) course. “I’m doing something I never imagined to be possible. The best exam grade I gained in school was a…

Guest Blog – by Alizah Mughal (HND Civil Engineering)

Nineteen-year-old HND Civil Engineering student Alizah Mughal won the chance, alongside her school teammates, to attend a prestigious industry conference in Singapore in winter 2019, following their success in a UK-wide design competition – the Design, Engineer and Construct (DEC) competition. Here Alizah tell us about her experience of attending and presenting at the Year…

Summer School 2020 – everything you need to know

Edinburgh College has hosted an English Language Summer School for more than 30 years. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Summer School and how to apply: How do I apply for Summer School? Applications for Summer School 2020 are now open. You can apply online using our digital application form. Then we…

Elections 2020: Nominations are now open!

The Students’ Association is run by a team of elected student officers. Each year, they’re up for election, and that’s where you come in! This is the best job you’ll ever have. Check out what previous officers have said about their experiences here and here. The three full-time officers each have a remit they work on: our President…

Preparing for your College application

Applying for college can seem a daunting task with many components to consider. However, it doesn’t need to be confusing. With a bit of organisation (and some top tips from us) taking the next step towards your future can be easy. Choosing your course When choosing from the wide range of excellent courses we have…

Around the world with our International team in 2019

December is the time of year to reflect on your achievements and set new goals for the year (or even decade!) ahead – and that is exactly what our International team is doing! 2019 saw us welcome students from countries across the world to study with us on our English Language Summer School, bespoke training…