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 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…

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…

Sunny Evans – Fast Track into Financial Services

Sunny Evans was among the first Edinburgh cohort to complete the Fast Track into Financial Services course run in partnership with industry partners and Skills Development Scotland (SDS). We hear from Sunny about his experiences of the course and his plans for the future. How was your experience of the Fast Track course? The programme had a…

#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…

Virtual Open Days

Welcome to our Virtual Open Days! This is your chance to find out everything there is about starting College in the new academic year. You can find out about studying with us through our pre-recorded and live online content and will have an opportunity to speak to our staff about any questions you may have…

Tourism, Hospitality and Business – Virtual Open Days

Our Tourism, Hospitality & Business faculty works closely with industry to ensure all of its students are receiving the most up-to-date, relevant and recognised training. As well as two student-led restaurants – eh15 and The Apprentice – this faculty manages a variety of hair and beauty facilities on campus. These allow students to practice and…

Creative Industries – Virtual Open Days

Our Creative Industries faculty offers a variety of courses which help prepare students to stand out from the crowd in their chosen field, be it art and design, broadcast media and photography, music and sound production, performing arts or computing. From budding artists and filmmakers to up-and-coming performers and software engineers, students showcase their talents…

Engineering and Built Environment – Virtual Open Days

Our Engineering & Built Environment faculty provides students with an opportunity to learn and develop their craft in realistic working environments, from the car garage to an oil production platform simulator. Whether its apprenticeships or continuing professional development courses, our team of expert lecturers help students upskill and reskill. The faculty covers a wide variety…

Health, Wellbeing and Social Sciences – Virtual Open Days

Our Health, Wellbeing & Social Science faculty offers courses across six subject areas: access and continuing education, childhood practice, health professions, social services, social science, and sport and fitness. The wide variety of courses are available at different levels enabling students to develop their skills at any point in life whether making the jump from…

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Edinburgh College helps high-flyer Sam change career paths

After being stranded in Turkey during lockdown, twenty-two-year-old Samantha McNeil from West Calder moved back to Scotland with the aim of changing career paths and is now studying part-time at Edinburgh College to gain the knowledge and skills to help her pursue a career in childcare.   We spoke to the HNC Childhood Practice student to find out more about her college experience, and how she has found…