#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek – Be kind to yourself

Mental Health Awareness Week is massively important as it helps to raise awareness of mental health issues and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all. We know that now is a challenging time for everybody, and looking after our mental health is crucial in helping us to navigate our way…

Radost – EC Student Stories

Radost Staykova plans to open her own wedding hair and make-up business and is learning all of the skills she needs on her VTCT Level 3 Hairdressing course at Edinburgh College.  “Since I started at College in 2014, when I studied English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), it has felt like home. My lecturers…

How to keep connected to nature during lockdown

Our Community Garden Coordinator Severine is here to help you keep connected to nature during lockdown. She has shared her tips and guidance on using your outdoor exercise time, what to do if you have to stay inside, and how to use your outside space. Check out Severine’s tips and don’t forget to share any…

Develop your talent at the School of Art & Design

Find out how studying a course in Art & Design at Edinburgh College can help you develop your talent and prepare you for what comes next. Take inspiration from your surroundings Edinburgh is home to the world’s biggest arts festival, lots of art galleries and an influential creative sector, meaning that artistic inspiration will never…

Five reasons to study Music & Sound Production

Lots of courses to choose from   There are a range of courses and study options available in Music & Sound Production at our Milton Road and Sighthill campuses. Whether you’re interested in singing and song writing, sound engineering or putting on events, a course at Edinburgh College could help you make it in the music industry.  …

Keep active while you work from home

To help stay positive and keep active during lockdown, a number of online fitness sessions have been created that you can do from home. Sport and Fitness lecturer Scott Hislen has put together the videos which are being posted across the College’s social media channels every week as part of #WorkoutWednesday. The first few sessions…

Sowing with Severine

Our Community Garden Coordinator Severine is here to help your garden to grow during lockdown and over the summer months. She has shared her tips and guidance on growing fruit, vegetables and flowers both indoors and outdoors. Check out Severine’s tips and don’t forget to share photos of your gardening successes with us. If you…

Wellbeing tips – new things to try, and things to remember

Studying and working at home for a long period of time is not something that any of us have been used to be before, but it is becoming something of a ‘new normal’. During this time, it is vital that we stay connected with our classmates, friends, colleagues and those we socialise with. The College’s…

Wellbeing tips – staying in contact and socialising

Studying and working at home for a long period of time is not something that any of us have been used to be before, but it is becoming something of a ‘new normal’. During this time, it is vital that we stay connected with our classmates, friends, colleagues and those we socialise with. The College’s…

Wellbeing tips – physical and mental health

Studying and working at home for a long period of time is not something that any of us have been used to be before, but it is becoming something of a ‘new normal’. During this time, it is vital that we stay connected with our classmates, friends, colleagues and those we socialise with. The College’s…

External support organisations during the coronavirus outbreak

Below is a list of organisations you can contact for various levels of support during the coronavirus outbreak. The College’s Wellbeing team can also be contacted by email: wellbeing@edinburghcollege.ac.uk Children 1st – www.children1st.org.uk/parentline Government – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable Foodbanks – https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/ SCVO local coronavirus support – https://coronavirus.scvo.org/ Information from councils local to the College can be found…

10 reasons to study in Edinburgh this summer

1. Edinburgh is a city that has it all Where else can you spend the summer studying as well as enjoying the best festivals; visiting half of Scotland’s top attractions for free; submerging yourself in heaps of history; hiking the hills; bathing at beautiful beaches; dropping in on blockbuster film locations; going to gorgeous gardens;…

Peter – EC Student Stories

Peter is gaining international work experience as well as personal growth Twenty-one-year-old Peter, originally from New York, moved to Scotland eight years ago. He told us how studying HND Hospitality Management has shown him a path to new opportunities. “Before coming to College, I worked at Five Guys where I would work for 10 or…

Apprenticeships – how to get started and how to apply

Foundation Apprenticeships Foundation Apprenticeships (FAs) are work-based qualifications for senior-phase secondary school pupils. It’s a qualification that takes you out of the classroom and gets your foot in the door with an employer. You can choose a Foundation Apprenticeship as one of your subjects in S5 or S6, it’s the same level of learning as…