Bright sparks Get Into Electrical Installation

A group of young unemployed people have gained valuable industry experience and are looking forward to a career in electrical installation thanks to a programme designed to boost job prospects. The five-week Prince’s Trust Get Into Electrical Installation course at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill Campus, now in its fourth year, offers training and work experience in…

Summer School 2018 is in full swing

Edinburgh College has hosted an English Language Summer School for more than 30 years, and this year is no different with around 100 students from 12 countries spending their time in the capital with our International team. The 2018 Summer School is now approaching the end of its third week with students from Russia, Spain,…

Student Fringe Festival show rehearsals in full swing at Granton Campus

Rehearsals for a Fringe Festival drama production which showcases upcoming talent from across Scotland’s colleges are in full swing at Granton Campus. ‘Propeller’ – co-created by The Network Ensemble, The Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN) and award-winning director Caitlin Skinner – will be performed by eight acting students at Edinburgh’s Pleasance Theatre for the duration…

Photography students showcase their work at top London exhibition

Edinburgh College Photography students have been showcasing their work at the UK’s top graduate art exhibition, FREE RANGE, in London over the past 11 days. The BA Professional Photography graduates’ exhibition this year covers fashion, advertising, documentary, portraiture and fine art photography. Themes of the work include gender diversity, isolation, significant form, love, sexuality, reality, virtual reality, inclusion and individuality. Our…

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…

Edinburgh College Development Trust appoints four new trustees

Edinburgh College Development Trust has appointed four new trustees to support its mission to provide new opportunities for students of Edinburgh College. The new trustees have connections to many areas of public life, with experience in education, charity, law, retail, and social enterprise. They will sit on the board of the trust, an independent charity…

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…

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…

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…