Students raise money for local children’s charity

A group of Edinburgh College students have teamed up with Edinburgh Harley Davidson to raise £1319.57 for local children’s charity The Yard. Two teams of 21 students from the college’s Preparation for Employment course – which equips students with skills to enable a smooth transition from school or college into work – organised a series…

Edinburgh College photography graduate explores Remains of the Past in new exhibition

An Edinburgh College Photography graduate is showcasing her award-winning historically themed portrait work in a new exhibition from tomorrow (Friday 12 January). Remains of the Past, an exhibition by Leesa Tulloch, features contemporary portraits shot in the style of historical paintings. The free exhibition is on at the Creative Exchange in Edinburgh until Thursday 8…

Avoid mumps – advice from NHS Lothian

NHS Lothian is asking students to watch out for mumps over the festive period, following a recent rise in cases across Edinburgh and the Lothians. They’re asking everyone to be aware of the symptoms and what to do to avoid it spreading. Please read this information from NHS Lothian below to keep yourself, your friends…

Edinburgh College design student scoops silver award in national industry competition

An Edinburgh College Graphic Design student has been recognised as one of the breakthrough marketing stars of the year in a national industry competition. HND Visual Communication: Graphic Design student Lena Sakura was presented with the silver Breakthrough Award at the Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) annual award ceremony. The award showcases the best creative talent…

Edinburgh College design student in the running for national award

An Edinburgh College Graphic Design student has been recognised as one of the top three breakthrough marketing stars of the year in a national industry competition. HND Visual Communication: Graphic Design student Lena Sakura has been selected as a finalist in the Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) Breakthrough Award 2017. The award showcases the best creative…

Prospective students invited to course open days in December

Edinburgh College is inviting prospective students looking to further their education, boost their skills or undertake professional development in the new year to attend its campus open days this December. The open days on 7, 12 and 14 December will provide guests with an opportunity to speak to teaching staff about the courses on offer…

Stonemasonry apprentice scoops bronze medal at national construction final

Edinburgh College Stonemasonry apprentice Hamish Innes has won a bronze medal at the national final of the UK’s longest-running construction skills competition. After competing in the regional qualifiers earlier this year, Hamish and fellow Edinburgh College stonemasonry apprentice Calum Munro progressed to the UK National Skillbuild Final, which was held at the Birmingham NEC. The…

Students tackle plastic waste with innovative new solution

  A duo from Edinburgh College and Queen Margaret University (QMU) are tackling the problem of plastic bottle waste which sees 15 million plastic bottles added to landfills every day. Edinburgh College HND Beauty Therapy student Amee Ritchie and QMU student Jake Elliot Hook were winners in the October round of the Scottish Institute for…

School pupils inspired to get digital at Edinburgh College

A group of school pupils have been inspired to get digital with the help of local marketing professionals and Edinburgh College. S5 and S6 school pupils from St David’s RC High School joined Information Technology Software Development foundation apprentices at the college’s Midlothian Campus for a day of digital inspiration to mark Digital Day 2017.…

Edinburgh apprentices to compete in national construction final

Two stonemasonry apprentices from Edinburgh College will be competing at the UK National Final of the UK’s longest-running construction skills competition this week. After competing in the regional qualifiers earlier this year, Calum Munro and Hamish Innes have progressed to the UK National Final, which will be held at the Birmingham NEC from 16-18 November.…