Edinburgh College Associate Trainer develops course using Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

An Edinburgh College Associate Trainer has developed and delivered a bespoke course to improve communication and team working following a consultation with a client. Jacqueline McGregor utilised Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to design a unique team development session to help delegates identify preferred methods of working and communicating and to create action plans to improve…

Edinburgh College student named runner-up at national photography competition

An Edinburgh College student was named runner-up in a national photography competition for a selection of images he created as part of his degree programme. BA Professional Photography student Stephen Rodger took second spot in the student category at the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2020 for his portfolio titled Swan Lake on Fire, which depicts…

Easter Holiday 2021 arrangements

The Easter Holidays for our students and teaching staff begins on Friday 2 April, with both groups returning on Monday 19 April. We hope that you have a wonderful break, please stay safe, stay local and continue to adhere to the government guidelines in place. Support teams across the College will be working and are…

Edinburgh College students help Dads Rock towards award success

A group of Edinburgh College students have tasted award success after volunteering with a Scottish charity that provides music tuition and support to families across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Music students Daniel Middleton, Kirsten Reekie, Lynnette Cruickshank, Callum Stevenson, Ryan Cairney, Conal McIntosh and Shuna Cook all volunteered at Dads Rock where they spent their…

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…

#ECGrad – College helps Bryan change careers

Thirty-five-year-old PDA Advanced Painting and Decorating student Bryan Oneil came back to College to get the qualifications and experience to change careers, and now graduates with the Marston Citizenship Award for Engineering and Built Environment. We caught up with Bryan to find out more about his college experience, plans for he future and how he…

#ECGrad – College helps Eilidh make step towards future goals

Twenty-year-old Eilidh Canavan came to Edinburgh College to use it as a stepping stone to go on to further study at university, and now leaves College with an HND in Coaching and Developing Sport as well as the Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence in Health, Wellbeing and Social Science. We caught up with Eilidh to…

#ECGrad – College helps Peter move on to university

Thirty-eight-year-old student Peter Gilmour worked in the hospitability and events industry for over 20 years before coming back to College, and now leaves with an HNC in Marketing Communications as well as the Marston Citizenship Award for Tourism, Hospitality and Business. We spoke to Peter to find out more about his college experience and how…

College named Training Provider of the Year in Edinburgh Apprenticeship Awards

Edinburgh College has been named the Training Provider of the Year in the inaugural Edinburgh Apprenticeship Awards, organised by the Edinburgh Evening News. The College was named winner at the virtual event hosted today (Thursday 11 March 2021), beating off stiff competition from Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot-Watt University. This prestigious win for the College…

Edinburgh College helps hospitality get back into business with funded training

Edinburgh College is providing industry specific training to help hospitality and tourism businesses hit the ground running when the sector is allowed to reopen. The training which allows SMEs up to £5,000 free training provided through the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF), is available straight away to help people upskill, reskill and give confidence to…

Class of 2020 celebrates with a Virtual Graduation

Edinburgh College’s Class of 2020 celebrated the enormous achievement of graduating from their courses with a virtual ceremony held last week, Friday 5 March. Over 600 graduates from across the College’s Creative Industries, Engineering and Built Environment, Health Wellbeing and Social Science and Tourism, Hospitality and Business faculties joined virtual ceremonies hosted on YouTube. The…