EC Cares – How to stay calm in a global pandemic

Dr Emma Hepburn has put together a handy ebook with tips and advice on how to stay calm in a global pandemic. Emma states that national data indicates that the global pandemic is resulting in increased anxiety and reduced wellbeing for many of us. We all move up and down the mental health curve in…

Get support through Student Services Hub on Microsoft Teams

The Student Services Hub, which is on Microsoft Teams, has been expanded to host more virtual drop-ins from more of the College’s key student experience teams. The following virtual drop-ins are now taking place on a weekly and/or daily basis – allowing you to join a Teams meeting chat and ask any questions you might…

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Pathways to University From College

Pathways is a new web app that can help you find your route to university through an agreed college pathway. Many college and universities have agreed pathways which are designed to take you seamlessly from college to degree level study. If you know you want to go to university, but would like to study at…

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Advanced Higher, Higher and National 5 Enrolment

At Edinburgh College, we offer a range of subjects at Advanced Higher, Higher and National 5 level that you can study part-time. You can choose to study up to two subjects during one academic year.   These qualifications are accredited by the SQA and act as a pathway to further study including university entry. Applying for an…

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How to nail your art and design portfolio

Applying for an Art and Design course at Edinburgh College requires you to submit a digital portfolio of your recent practical and contextual Art and Design work and attend an applicant session. Your digital portfolio is your opportunity to showcase your technical skills and passion for Art & Design. Essentially we want to know more…

Virtual Open Days

Welcome to our Virtual Open Days! This is your chance to find out everything there is about starting College in the new academic year. You can find out about studying with us through our pre-recorded and live online content and will have an opportunity to speak to our staff about any questions you may have…

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Edinburgh College helps high-flyer Sam change career paths

After being stranded in Turkey during lockdown, twenty-two-year-old Samantha McNeil from West Calder moved back to Scotland with the aim of changing career paths and is now studying part-time at Edinburgh College to gain the knowledge and skills to help her pursue a career in childcare.   We spoke to the HNC Childhood Practice student to find out more about her college experience, and how she has found…

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Let’s do this: Setting goals for 2021

Coming to college is a goal you can achieve in 2021! You might be thinking of retraining for a new career, working towards a promotion, preparing for university or learning something new in your free time. If you have set goals in the past, you might have used the SMART framework. This means that goals should…

EC Cares – Alistair Stewart

As twenty-seven-year-old HND Events Management student Alistair Stewart reflects on the challenges of the past year, he credits the use of a Wellness Recovery Action Plan with helping him to cope during the height of the pandemic. We caught up with Alistair as part of our EC Cares campaign to ask about the challenges of…

EC Cares – A chat with Anne-Marie Sturrock – Head of faculty

When head of faculty for Health, Wellbeing and Social Science Anne-Marie Sturrock reflects on this year and the coping mechanisms she has used throughout the pandemic, she is reminded of the concern she first felt, and the many things that kept her busy during the spring and summer months when the country was in lockdown.…