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…

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.…

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…

EC Cares – Bringing Nature Indoors

Do you love nature, but live in the city or somewhere without a garden? Or do you miss being outside when the weather is bad? Why not try bringing nature indoors. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we spoke to Safeguarding team leader Kara Tait to get her top tips on how to bring…

Choose College Virtual Showcase 26 May

Choose College Virtual Showcase

Join us at the Choose College Virtual Showcase to find out more about studying with Edinburgh College. The virtual event will take place on:   Wednesday 26th May 2021  3pm – 5pm and 7pm – 9pm   We will be joining colleges from across Scotland to help you find out more about our courses, levels of study, entry requirements, progression routes and college…

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SWAP Access Courses – Progress to University through a College Pathway

The Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) is a great starting point for adult learners to progress to university. Edinburgh College runs eight SWAP courses in association with partner universities, making it easier than ever to get your foot on the ladder of Higher Education. If you have decided to change your career or would like…

EC Cares – How to stay calm in a global pandemic

Dr Emma Hepburn has put together a handy ebook with tips and advice on how to stay calm in a global pandemic. Emma states that national data indicates that the global pandemic is resulting in increased anxiety and reduced wellbeing for many of us. We all move up and down the mental health curve in…

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…

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Pathways to University From College

Pathways is a new web app that can help you find your route to university through an agreed college pathway. Many college and universities have agreed pathways which are designed to take you seamlessly from college to degree level study. If you know you want to go to university, but would like to study at…

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Advanced Higher, Higher and National 5 Enrolment Information

At Edinburgh College, we offer a range of subjects at Advanced Higher, Higher and National 5 level that you can study part-time. You can choose to study up to two subjects during one academic year.   These qualifications are accredited by the SQA and act as a pathway to further study including university entry. Applying for an…

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How to nail your art and design portfolio

Applying for an Art and Design course at Edinburgh College requires you to submit a digital portfolio of your recent practical and contextual Art and Design work and attend an applicant session. Your digital portfolio is your opportunity to showcase your technical skills and passion for Art & Design. Essentially we want to know more…