International Student of the Year – Mark Lauren Hernandez

The International Team are delighted to award this year’s International Student of the Year award to Mark Lauren Hernandez from the Philippines. Mark has been studying at Edinburgh College since September 2020 and has just finished the first year of his HND in Visual Communication: User Experience Design course. He is passionate about graphic design…

Hat-trick of awards for Scotland’s Capital College

Students and staff from Edinburgh College are celebrating after winning a hat-trick of awards at this year’s Herald Higher Education Awards. Scotland’s capital college was named the winner in three categories – Outstanding contribution from a College Student, Widening Access Award and Partnership Award (in collaboration with City of Glasgow College) – at the sixth…

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…

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…

Scotland’s colleges come together to tackle the Climate Emergency

Edinburgh College has joined Scotland’s colleges in supporting a new, ground-breaking statement of commitment on the Climate Emergency, which will be launched today, Monday 17 May 2021. The Scottish Colleges’ Statement of Commitment on the Climate Emergency highlights how college staff and students are working together to achieve a more sustainable future for Scotland. It…