Edinburgh College appoints new Board member

Edinburgh College’s Board of Management has appointed a new non-executive member to support it in leading the strategic direction of the College. As is required this appointment was confirmed following approval by Scottish Ministers (or the Scottish Government). The new member, Janyce Holmes, has an extensive background as a director in the commercial sector and…

Capital College receives two Tes FE Awards nominations

Edinburgh College has been shortlisted in two categories at the 2021 Tes FE Awards – the UK-wide annual celebration of achievements within the FE sector. The College has been shortlisted in the Support for leaners category as a result of its work in ensuring care experienced students are given the best possible opportunities to succeed…

New Skills Boost course guarantees jobs in health care

A new course, which launched this week, will provide people in the region with a direct progression route into a health care support worker role. The three-week Skills Boost for Health Care course, delivered in partnership by Edinburgh College and NHS Lothian, is designed to equip people with the skills they need to become a…

Edinburgh College Associate Trainer develops course using Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

An Edinburgh College Associate Trainer has developed and delivered a bespoke course to improve communication and team working following a consultation with a client. Jacqueline McGregor utilised Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to design a unique team development session to help delegates identify preferred methods of working and communicating and to create action plans to improve…

Edinburgh College student named runner-up at national photography competition

An Edinburgh College student was named runner-up in a national photography competition for a selection of images he created as part of his degree programme. BA Professional Photography student Stephen Rodger took second spot in the student category at the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2020 for his portfolio titled Swan Lake on Fire, which depicts…

Easter Holiday 2021 arrangements

The Easter Holidays for our students and teaching staff begins on Friday 2 April, with both groups returning on Monday 19 April. We hope that you have a wonderful break, please stay safe, stay local and continue to adhere to the government guidelines in place. Support teams across the College will be working and are…

Edinburgh College students help Dads Rock towards award success

A group of Edinburgh College students have tasted award success after volunteering with a Scottish charity that provides music tuition and support to families across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Music students Daniel Middleton, Kirsten Reekie, Lynnette Cruickshank, Callum Stevenson, Ryan Cairney, Conal McIntosh and Shuna Cook all volunteered at Dads Rock where they spent their…

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…

#ECGrad – College helps Bryan change careers

Thirty-five-year-old PDA Advanced Painting and Decorating student Bryan Oneil came back to College to get the qualifications and experience to change careers, and now graduates with the Marston Citizenship Award for Engineering and Built Environment. We caught up with Bryan to find out more about his college experience, plans for he future and how he…

#ECGrad – College helps Eilidh make step towards future goals

Twenty-year-old Eilidh Canavan came to Edinburgh College to use it as a stepping stone to go on to further study at university, and now leaves College with an HND in Coaching and Developing Sport as well as the Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence in Health, Wellbeing and Social Science. We caught up with Eilidh to…

#ECGrad – College helps Peter move on to university

Thirty-eight-year-old student Peter Gilmour worked in the hospitability and events industry for over 20 years before coming back to College, and now leaves with an HNC in Marketing Communications as well as the Marston Citizenship Award for Tourism, Hospitality and Business. We spoke to Peter to find out more about his college experience and how…