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…

Deaf Awareness Week

As part of Deaf Awareness Week (Monday 3 May – Friday 9 May), British Sign Language (BSL) lecturer Alan Sanders has put together a number of instructional videos that to help people learn some basic sign language skills. In these videos Alan takes us through how to sign greetings such as hello, numbers and different…

Edinburgh College virtual Creative Industries Employability Day a hit

Edinburgh College students gained insight into what it takes to make it in the Creative Industries as the College hosted its annual Creative Industries Employability Day. Over 700 students from across the College’s Creative Industries faculty tuned in for the annual Employability Day, which took place completely online for the first time in the event’s…

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…