Edinburgh College students show ‘X’ marks the spot

Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA) and students from across the College have supported the City of Edinburgh Council to encourage all eligible students to make sure they’re registered to vote in the forthcoming UK General Election. With just over two weeks until the country goes to the polls, our students have shared why they think…

Two awards for Edinburgh College at CDN Awards 2019

Edinburgh College scooped two honours at the sector’s major awards ceremony last night – celebrating the talent of both its students and staff. Dean Clark, a 32-year-old HND Retail Management student, was named Student of the Year at the College Development Network (CDN) College Awards for the positive impact he had on others while establishing…

Good luck to our WorldSkills UK Live competitors

One Edinburgh College student and one alumnus will take centre stage this week as they head to the UK’s biggest skills competition being held in Birmingham. Roof Tiling and Slating adult apprentice Scott Allan and former Cyber Security student Fergus Firth are competing at WorldSkills UK Live at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on Thursday…

Prestigious honour for retail student Dean

A former Edinburgh College student has been presented with a prestigious award by Scotland’s Deputy First Minister after setting up the College’s first-ever student-led shop. HND Retail Management alumnus Dean Clark, 32, was presented with the Pride O’ Worth Award by John Swinney MSP at the annual SQA Star Awards held in Glasgow on Friday.…

College holds fourth BIMA Digital Day event

Edinburgh College Foundation Apprentices have taken part in BIMA Digital Day 2019, the fourth year running the College has been involved in the national day which highlights the importance of Digital Skills. The day kicked off with a presentation from Leith Agency’s Sarah Hand, explaining the need for high competence in digital skills, as well…

Commission on the College of the Future publishes progress report

The Independent Commission on the College of the Future published a progress report this week detailing the key themes that have been raised and explored in engagement sessions held with stakeholders. The publication marks the halfway point of the Commission process. It seeks to reflect the discussions had so far about what people need and…

Edinburgh College Foundation Apprentice looking forward to a career in the computing industry

Eighteen-year-old Michael Suttie from Mayfield recently completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in IT Software Development, which he decided to undertake so he could develop his computing skills, and make contacts working in the industry. We spoke to Michael to find out about his apprenticeship, and his plans for the future: What made you choose a Foundation…

Edinburgh pupils get smart about STEM

More than seventy children have been learning about the benefits of a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at a college in Midlothian. Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus has hosted its first SmartSTEMs event, which was supported by headline sponsor EDF Energy. There are projected skills gaps in STEM sectors with research showing that…