Care Experienced Week 2021

As part of Care Experienced Week, which starts today, we’ll be celebrating work taking place across the College which highlights the importance of supporting care experienced students. During the week, we will share student success stories and signpost to information about opportunities for care experienced students to connect with other students and partners. This year’s…

Bright Sparks join Electric Vehicle Revolution

Edinburgh College Engineering lecturers and experts from Edinburgh Napier University have teamed up to give local secondary school pupils a glimpse into the future with a workshop entitled Accelerating the Electric Vehicle Revolution. The event – organised by Edinburgh Napier and hosted at the College’s Sighthill Campus – included an introduction to developments in the…

Recycling at College – where are we and what more can we all do?

In 2020-21, the College produced around 723 tonnes of waste.  Of that, 448 tonnes could be classed as domestic waste which encompasses: 248 tonnes mixed recycling (orange bins); 184 tonnes of non-recyclable (black bins); 10 tonnes of food waste (green bins); 6 tonnes glass recycling; with the remaining 275 tonnes coming from construction wastes.  In…

#ECGrad – Daniel excited for beginning of new chapter after graduating from College

Thirty-one-year-old Daniel Adamczyk attended College to gain the knowledge and skills required to have a successful career in Engineering, and now leaves with a BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering as well as the Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence in Engineering. We spoke to Daniel, who is originally from Poland but now lives in Port Seaton,…

Class of 2021 celebrates Virtual Graduation

Edinburgh College’s Class of 2021 celebrated the enormous achievement of graduating from their courses with a virtual ceremony held last week, Friday 1 October. Around 400 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. In…

Sustainable EC

Today marks the beginning of Sustainable EC, a week in which we look ahead to COP26, take pride in our achievements to date in reducing our climate impacts, and look forward to taking the next steps to achieving our aim of becoming a net zero college by 2030. Throughout this week our students will be…

Edinburgh College Digital Student Card

Our students are now given a digital student card when they first enrol. This allows them to access college facilities and prove their student status. Primarily these cards come are displayed in a digital format and accessed via smart device although some students will still have a physical card with digital capabilities. This carries the…

Edinburgh College enters new TVET partnership in Malawi

Edinburgh College is set to strengthen its ties in Africa through taking part in a new TVET mentoring partnership with a group of colleges in Malawi. The VET Toolbox mentoring partnership, funded by the European Union, and managed by the British Council, sees UK institutions partnered with clusters of Technical Colleges in countries around the…

Students carry the Edinburgh College flag at WorldSkills UK

Four Edinburgh College students have qualified for national WorldSkills UK finals having triumphed in a series of qualifying heats in their respective fields of study. Damian Tchorzewski and Liam Ward have qualified for the Automotive Technology final, while Ben Nicolson and Corrie Kettrick have qualified for the Stonemasonry final. Automotive Technology Damian, who recently studied…

Double delight for Edinburgh College in national college awards

Edinburgh College has scored two nominations at this year’s College Development Network (CDN) College Awards – the annual celebration of achievement in the sector in Scotland. The College has received nominations in the Inclusive College and Digital Learning categories for work carried out to support students and those from vulnerable backgrounds in 2020/21 – a…