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Make this festive season more sustainable!

13th Dec
 The festive season is almost here - it's time to celebrate along with those we love, and have a well deserved break. It can also be the perfect time to adopt new habits, to reduce our consumption and help the planet and people around us. If each...

ECSA Christmas equalties Parties

2nd Dec
 Equalities Christmas Events!Hi everyone!Semester one is almost over and Christmas is around the corner!We hope you have all enjoyed your time at College so far and you are looking forward to a well-earned Christmas break.To celebrate our amazing...

Estranged Student Solidarity Week

25th Nov
 This week marks Estranged Solidarity Week, for our college peers who are currently estranged from their families, I have a personal interest in this as I have experienced being estranged from my family for a brief time when I was 16 and studying...

Transgender Day of Remembrance

18th Nov
 This Saturday is Transgender Day of Remembrance, and like many of you, I didn’t really grasp the importance of this day. Through some light reading through a few community groups and on the day itself I’ve learned a fair bit about the day and...

VP Activities Update from Victoria

18th Nov
 Hey! It's your VP Activities here, giving you an update on what I have been working on so far in November. It’s been a busy month, but your FTO's have worked continuously hard to ensure your voices are heard. We collectively met with the...

A Mental check-in with Jordan

16th Nov
 Hey team, how's everyone been doing? How have your classes been? Have you had anything on your mind lately and just wanted someone to have a chat and check-in with you?Well, this Friday at 11 am, I will be hosting a virtual check-in that is open...

NUS Scotland BIG Student £££ Survey

11th Nov
 For just 5 minutes of your time – you could win £150NUS Scotland is conducting The BIG student £££ survey. They want to understand more about students’ financial situations, what your cost of living is like, and how money (or lack of money)...

Our Go Green hubs are open!

8th Nov
 ECSA's Go Green Hubs are now open on campus!The Go Green team have set up Go Green Hubs on all campuses, where you can find our Community Fridges and Swap Shops. These are set up in the following areas:Sighthill - up the stairs in the Atrium,...
BHM Walking Tour

Black History Month Walking Tour

4th Nov
 As part of ECSA's Black History Month celebration, we booked a private tour with Lisa William of Edinburgh Caribbean Association for the #BlackHistoryWalkingTour of Edinburgh!Thank you to the students that attended! I hope that you had as...

ECSA Spiking Statement

27th Oct
 At ECSA we have seen the deeply disturbing reports of spiking being on the rise throughout the country. As a team, we firmly believe that everyone should be safe when they are enjoying a night out.Spiking is not a crime anyone should feel the...

Engage with COP26

26th Oct
 For those of you who don't know or were unsure, COP26 stands for the 26th Conference of the Parties. In other words, it's part of a regular schedule of UN Climate Conferences, and will be the largest gathering of Heads of States to...

Be Bright Be Seen Be Safe

25th Oct
 Contact us for free items to help you walk and cycle safelyAre you wanting to walk or cycle, but are worried about how dark it's getting in the mornings and at night? We've got you covered with free bike lights and high-vis items...

It's Environmenstrual Week! Switch to a plastic free period

8th Oct
 Did you know that a disposable sanitary product contains the equivalent of 4 plastic bags? Monday 11th October is the start of Environmenstrual Week - a week long campaign to call for eco-friendly and healthy period products to be available...
Victoria VP Welfare with the text more ways to get involved

VP Activities Blog: More ways to get involved!

7th Oct
 So, you're enrolled, you have managed to get into Teams & Moodle (eventually) and you have got to grips with your timetable... But there's more to being an Edinburgh College student than just that, surely?As your VP Activities I have put...

Black History Month 2021: Proud To Be

4th Oct
 October is Black History Month in the UK. Black History Month is an annual event dedicated to recognising and celebrating the contributions of those in the UK with African or Caribbean heritage.Throughout October we will be running a number of...