Student Karen is retraining in Art & Design

Karen Fiddler from East Lothian rediscovered their passion for creating and decided to retrain at Edinburgh College. Karen studied our UAL Art & Design Foundation Diploma and is now moving on to HND Textiles. We caught up with Karen to find out more about their college experience and what their plans are for the future.…

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…

Anti-racism at Edinburgh College – One year on from George Floyd

Today, 25 May 2021, marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, an event that sparked the resurgence of international anti-racist movements and conversations across the UK about the ongoing reality of racism. Equalities Officer Bethany reflects on a year of action at Edinburgh College, and looks towards the future: As part of our…

GO e-bikes stationed and ready for use at Midlothian Campus

Edinburgh College has teamed up with GO e-bike to add a small fleet of electric bicycles (e-bikes) at Midlothian Campus for use by students, staff and the general public. Four e-bikes are now available to use at Edinburgh College Midlothian Campus. These bikes are part of a network of stations which also includes Musselburgh’s Brunton…

Five stars! College staff and students recognised in Herald HE Awards shortlist

Edinburgh College has bagged a quintet of nominations at the 2021 Herald Higher Education Awards in recognition of the outstanding work and efforts of its staff and students.  The awards recognise outstanding institutions which provide Higher Education in Scotland and celebrate key aspects of education excellence across college and universities.   The College’s Music and Sound…

Granton skyline lit up in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council

The sky above Edinburgh has been illuminated by the Granton gasholder with creative light shows designed by students from Edinburgh College working in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council. The iconic gasholder tower located in the Granton Waterfront area of the city is now a beacon of light on the Edinburgh skyline thanks to…

GLOW Festival 2021

A celebration of creative student resilience Every year students from our Creative Industries courses showcase their talents with a number of unique performances and exhibitions at venues across the city as part of Glow Festival.  This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, Glow is going virtual!   While we may not be able to take…