#ECPrizeGiving – Katie Boston

Twenty-two-year-old Katie Boston decided that coming to Edinburgh College would help her to broaden her horizons and set on her on a path to opening a new business. After one year of studying City and Guilds Level 2 Professional Cookery, Katie has done just that, and more than that, she’s been given the James Thomson Award at Prize Giving 2020 .

Read more about Katie’s College experience so far.

How do you feel about being recognised at Prize Giving?

I feel very grateful about being recognised and I really appreciate it.

What were you doing before starting at the college?

Before starting College, I was working at a local cafe and I decided that I wanted to broaden my horizons. 

What has been the best thing so far about studying at Edinburgh College? Any highlights?

I have really enjoyed my time at College so far and I am really excited to go back next year, I have made a lot of great new friends and made lots of great memories. 

Have you faced any challenges, either before starting or during your studies? How did you overcome them?

Before starting College, I suffered a lot with anxiety but since starting my course my confidence has been boosted.

What are your plans for the future? Are you going on to further study after college or into employment? What is your end goal?

My end goal when completing College is to work to gain further industry knowledge before hopefully starting my own business. 

Do you have any messages for the lecturers?

I would like to say a massive thank you to my lecturers, they have always been there for me when I needed them, whether it be problems inside or outside of class.

What are you most proud of that you have achieved while studying at Edinburgh College?

The achievement I am most proud of is the boost in my self-esteem, this has been a direct result meeting new people at the College – from my lecturers to my fellow classmates 

Describe your Edinburgh College experience in three words.

Best experience ever.