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…

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…

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…

Prize Giving 2018: Anthony O’Neill

Nineteen-year-old Anthony O’Neill first came to college to study Accountancy but something wasn’t quite adding up. After completing his HNC in Accountancy, Anthony decided to swap numbers for scripts and follow his true passion by enrolling on the NC Acting and Theatre Performance course at PASS. Anthony is the recipient of this year’s Karen Gillan Award…

Prize Giving 2018: Zoe designs her way to top prizes

Graphic Design student Zoe Leung is enjoying double success after being selected to design the artwork for a show in this summer’s Fringe Festival and scooping a college award. Twenty-six-year-old Zoe, from Glasgow, competed against fellow students in a design competition to win the opportunity to create the artwork for Propeller, a production by the…

Prize Giving 2018: Julia Rey Tapia

Julia Rey is 24 years old and originally comes from Malaga in Spain. Her passion has always been in food and hospitality so Julia came to Edinburgh College to study SVQ Level 3 Patisserie and Confectionery. On Friday, Julia will collect the Neil Forbes Award for Professional Cookery at the college’s annual Prize Giving Ceremony.…

Prize Giving 2018: Morgan Main

Eighteen-year-old Morgan Main from Kirkliston, West Lothian, came to Edinburgh College to become a legal eagle – starting with the NC Legal Services course. Morgan is this year’s winner of the Academic Excellence Business, Finance & Legal Services, picking up her award at the college’s Prize Giving Ceremony held on Friday 8 June. How do…

Prize Giving 2018: Rory Whyte

Rory Whyte is 29 years old and lives in Dundee. Rory decided to come to Edinburgh College as it was the closest college to him that offered the Highers he needs to go to university. After a successful year, Rory was awarded the Student of the Year Travel, Tourism & Modern Languages Award at this…