Edinburgh College lecturer becomes Unreal Authorised Instructor

An Edinburgh College lecturer has received a professional certification from industry experts meaning students across the College will benefit from the highest quality of education in game development for years to come. Computing lecturer Nick Bell became a certified Unreal Authorised Instructor earlier this month after applying to Epic Games to undertake the certification process…

Edinburgh College supports the Scottish Parliament to deliver its Emerging Leaders programme

Edinburgh College has partnered with the Scottish Association of Minority Ethnic Educators (SAMEE) to deliver a bespoke training course to improve minority ethnic diversity and seniority amongst Holyrood staff as part of a new Scottish Parliament programme. The Scottish Parliament’s ‘Emerging Leaders’ programme aims to develop existing minority ethnic talent within the organisation and seeks…

College renews partnership with Hey Girls for new academic year

Edinburgh College has renewed a partnership with social enterprise Hey Girls for the second year running to ensure that all students will continue to have access to sanitary products for session 2021/22. This partnership means that students across the College, whatever their circumstances, will be able to access sanitary products throughout the year that can…

Edinburgh College supports training needs of nationwide healthcare charity

Staff at nationwide health charity Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland have been upskilling thanks to a series of bespoke training programmes designed in partnership with Edinburgh College. Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, which provides vital services to support people and their families who are living with effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke,…

International Student of the Year – Mark Lauren Hernandez

The International Team are delighted to award this year’s International Student of the Year award to Mark Lauren Hernandez from the Philippines. Mark has been studying at Edinburgh College since September 2020 and has just finished the first year of his HND in Visual Communication: User Experience Design course. He is passionate about graphic design…

Hat-trick of awards for Scotland’s Capital College

Students and staff from Edinburgh College are celebrating after winning a hat-trick of awards at this year’s Herald Higher Education Awards. Scotland’s capital college was named the winner in three categories – Outstanding contribution from a College Student, Widening Access Award and Partnership Award (in collaboration with City of Glasgow College) – at the sixth…

New course to help students acquire in-demand Data Science skills

Edinburgh College has launched a new Skills Boost for Data Science course which promises to equip attendees with vital Data Science skills which are becoming even more in demand with employers. The course is a five-week full-time course that provides with the essential knowledge and analytical skills needed for a Data Science role. What is…

Flexible Workforce Development Fund year four deadline – 31 July 2021

Businesses and third sector organisations have until 31 July 2021 to secure free professional training worth up to £15,000 delivered by Edinburgh College. The Flexible Workforce Development Fund, provided by the Scottish Government and managed by the Scottish Funding Council, allows businesses across the country to access training with the College to upskill or reskill…

Edinburgh College Bakery students provide the goods for Liberton Northfield Church

A group of Edinburgh College Bakery students have spent time in the community providing cakes, bakes and smiles to the congregation of an Edinburgh-based church.  Level 4 Bakery students spent time creating a variety of bakes for the congregation at Liberton Northfield Church last weekend (Sunday 30 May 2021), as its members return to fuller services and more social gatherings. …

Curriculum Leader Steph supports Sophie to Nestle Torque D’or final spot

Former Edinburgh College student Sophie Taylor has reached the final of a prestigious Hospitality competition with the help of her College curriculum leader and mentor, Steph Tanner. Sophie has been named as a finalist in Nestlé Professional’s 2021 Toque d’Or competition, having competed against students, apprentices and young professionals from across the UK. The Hospitality…