We’re #ProudtobeEC and so are you!

It’s been four weeks since we launched our #ProudtobeEC campaign, and to say we’ve been overwhelmed by the response would be an understatement. Of course, we’ve always been proud of our students and staff for their hard work, creativity, enthusiasm, and determination to reach their goals. During lockdown, we’ve been bursting with even more pride…

Improve your mental health and wellbeing with SilverCloud

Edinburgh College has partnered with leading healthcare provider SilverCloud to give students access to a wide-range of online emotional support programmes designed to help improve your mental health and wellbeing. Students across the College will now be able to access a number of online programmes from their computer, mobile phone or tablet to help relieve…

#ProudtobeEC – British Sign Language courses continue online

The College’s Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL) and BSL Level 1 courses have continued to be delivered online during the COVID-19 pandemic with lessons taking place on Zoom. The course, delivered by lecturer Alan Sanders, has received glowing feedback from students, detailed below – who have been delighted with how the online evening sessions…

Student Roseanna shortlisted for Young Scot Volunteer of the Year Award

Edinburgh College student Roseanna Campbell has been shortlisted for a Young Scot Award 2020 in recognition of her dedication to supporting young people in Edinburgh. Twenty-one-year-old Roseanna, who is studying Introduction to Social Services at the College, is one of three finalists shortlisted in the Volunteering category at this year’s Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards.…

College helps to feed vulnerable people during COVID-19 lockdown

Lecturers and chefs from Edinburgh College’s Professional Cookery and Hospitality team have teamed up with a local initiative to provide meals for vulnerable people across the capital. Lecturers have been preparing meals at the College’s Eh15 Restaurant in partnership with Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts to support those across Edinburgh who can’t make a trip to…

Assessment Arrangements Update

Staff across our College are continuing to work hard to determine how students’ work will be marked and how course grades will be resulted due to the exceptional circumstances we are all currently experiencing. Please take the time to read the below update which includes further detail on how results will be decided. Where necessary,…

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…

#ProudtobeEC – Why I’ve never been prouder of our College

By Principal Audrey Cumberford On Monday 16 March, we took the decision to suspend all face-to-face classes at our College to best protect the health and safety of all of our students and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. With a very heavy heart we closed the doors to all of our campuses on Friday 20…

#ProudtobeEC – Supporting our EC Community

We’re extremely proud of how our students and staff have been helping to care for and support the community during these worrying and unprecedented times, while continuing to study and work from home. Here is just a selection of stories about the support our people have been providing to our EC Community: Donating our PPE…

#ProudtobeEC – ECSA – working for our students during lockdown

As part of our #ProudtobeEC campaign we want to pay tribute to our Students’ Association for the role they’ve played in supporting students throughout this challenging time. Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA) has done amazing work to keep our students up-to-date and to provide them with support while learning at home. The ECSA team swiftly…

#ProudtobeEC – Supporting student wellbeing in lockdown

Our Student Wellbeing Adviser Jenni Moreland spoke to the College Development Network about how our College has been supporting students during the Coronavirus crisis… Those of us who have worked in any capacity supporting College students during the best of, or what we now view as ‘normal’ times, are well aware of the levels of anxiety,…