The Great Big Student Thank You | Edinburgh College Students' Association

At ECSA we know this year has been tough for everyone, but we also know there have been incredible people across the college who have made a real difference to students, to classmates and to the overall college experience.

Throughout May, students were encouraged to pass on a bit of positivity after this difficult year, and what better way to do that than to thank those who have had an impact. 

More than 300 “Thank Yous” were submitted, recognising 216 individual people from across the college, including students, lecturers and support staff. 

  • 142 Lecturers
  • 53 Students
  • 12 LDTs
  • 9 Other staff

Take a break to read through all the positivity and support in the submissions below, you can simply read a random selection or search for someone you know. 

A favourite of ours was the below message for everyone at Edinburgh College: 

“I would like to take this opportunity to pass my thanks to all staff from Student Services, Cleaners, facilitators, learning support staff and lecturers for all their hard work for making sure we experience the best at Edinburgh college. Thank you all so much! You all deserve to be nominated”

Although submissions have closed, after the year we’ve all been through, it is never too late to say a simple “Thank You” to someone who has helped you through. Maybe you know someone who needs to hear it. Why not go and say it or drop them a message. 

You can read all of the submissions below, or use the search box to search for the name of someone and read all of their Thank Yous.

Name Role Thank you message
Adam Conway

Lecturer

You go the extra mile to support us when we are struggling!!

Adam Conway

Lecturer

Adam has made me feel relaxed and part of a group through his welcoming manner. He has given opportunities to share thoughts & experiences. His approach to teaching is both engaging & supportive. Adam has gone above and beyond to offer support throughout my year at Edinburgh College & it is much appreciated.

Adam Conway

Lecturer

Every step of the way through my journey Adam has been a great support with advice and little tips to help. His humour has brightened the day and ensured we are all happy and engaged! It has been my pleasure to be taught by Adam, and I hope he understands the positive impact he has made. He definitely deserves a medal.

Adam Conway

Lecturer

You have been the cornerstone for whom I decided not to give up. You supported and motivated me during the challenging and the good times. You have always believed in me and my colleagues. Despite the pandemic you were constantly available and ready to listen to my concerns, issues, questions and ideas.
My biggest thanks goes to you for these two amazing academic years.

Adam Conway

Lecturer

Helped us so much over lockdown - even when things where constantly changing he kept us updated and supported us throughout!!

Adam Conway

Lecturer

He is such a nice guy:-)

Adam Conway

Lecturer

I want to say thank you for two hard years with HND Human Resource Management. He was a real value to our course, I would not make it without Him!

Adam Conway

Lecturer

Adam supported the whole class through the pandemic, made us feel at ease, always ensured we were ok with the material/assessments/personal lives. He deserves a huge thank you from the HR second years, we couldn’t have done any of this without him.

Adam Conway

Lecturer

Adam Conway has been supportive, encouraging and resourceful through all this year, making everyone in the class happy and motivated to keep learning. This year is been hard for everyone and Adam Conway has helped us overcome any barriers to be able to learn and understand the subjects he is teaching us. And of course he is always bringing a smile and positive aptitude to the meetings, which makes them fun and entertaining! Thank you Adam.

Adam Gatherer

Student

Thank you for helping me through the packet tracer stuff which I find very confusing!

Adele Laird

Student

Adele has been a great support for me during my time at Edinburgh College my learning experience has been great and I have really appreciated the support from Adele!

Aileen Bannatyne

Lecturer

Aileen, thank you for your understanding and patients throughout the last 3 years. Very valuable experience with positive learning.

Aileen Duffy

Lecturer

You have been so understanding and helpful throughout this year, you have helped me so much

Aileen Duffy

Lecturer

Even though the circumstances we found ourselves in the past year of college, due to the pandemic, being away from campus and attending online courses, you managed to pass on psychology knowledge in an easy and understandable way to me and my colleagues. I really enjoyed and still enjoying your lecturing as it is still on going, thank you once again for your effort and all the help provided up until now! Really appreciate and hope to have you as a lecturer in the upcoming year!

Alan Brown

Lecturer

Thank you for being such an encouraging teacher and work hard for our learning.
I want to say thank very much to for your precious help.

Alan MacCorquodale

Lecturer

He makes learning interesting! He is funny and a cool guy!

Alan Richmond

Student

Thank you so much for always helping me and motivating me when I struggled. You are an amazing clasmate and a better person. Also, your hard work as a class rep has been formidable! Thank you for all the effort that you've put into it.

Alanah Dugdale

Student

All of the kind words, support & help you have given me throughout this year & the whole of our college experience. Even when you’re stressed and busy you put others first.
You’re amazing ! Keep up the great work & treat yourself to some you time

Ali Izatt

Learning Development Tutor

It was nice talking to you in troubled times.

Ali Izatt

Learning Development Tutor

Thank you for all your support during my studies, not only about College but also mental support that helped me to stay relaxed, motivated and improving my well-being. Thank you

Alison Galt

Academic and Digital Library Liaison

Alison was so helpful when I needed to borrow resources from the college, a friendly voice over the phone makes all the difference sometimes, thank you Alison!

Alla Norrie

Learning Support Adviser

Alla took time to understand my needs and provide me with extra help as I am non native English student and suffer with dyslexia. Thank you!

Aminata Dibb

Student

I've been really grateful for all the help. Thank you!

Andrew Hunt

Student

As a class rep, Andy has been amazing!

Andrew Newell

Lecturer

You have been so supportive and kind! Anything I’ve needed help with, you have been there to help me at all times. This is really appreciated and has made this year a lot easier! Thank you so much Andrew

Andrew Wisniewski

Lecturer

Andrew always refers to college/university values ​​and implements good and correct practices. Thank You!

Angelo Franchi

Student

I want to say thank you to Angelo Francci, my classmate. He is helpful, friendly and a very good student

Angie Thomson

Lecturer

Angie gave me a reference for university and I got offered a place, this is something I have wanted to do for nearly 17 years! Angie has also offered support sessions for students to get help on their graded unit even although she has had lots of marking and teaching to deliver. These sessions really helped me get to grips with my project, thank you so much!

Angie Thomson

Lecturer

I want to say thank you for all your effort in teaching during these difficult time. I want to say thank you for the strategies you've used while teaching that helped me to get a deeper and better understanding of what I was studying. I want to say thank you for all your time outside College hours that you offered when I was to write my most important piece of work. You are a good lecturer that motivated and valued every student regardless of their abilities and always tried to get the most of us. Thank you

Anna Stride

Lecturer

I want to say thank you because you have helped me through this course by making me feel comfortable with the task when I’ve panicked or stressed myself out! You’ve helped me start a new part of my life with using different medias and drawing skills. You’ve also helped me gain a bit of confidence in my work and I am thankful you did!

Anna Stride

Lecturer

Thank you for being an awesome lecturer! We wouldn't be the class of dreams if it wasn't for the support and knowledge you and Katie have given us.

Anne Coyle

Lecturer

Great lecturer, very patient and supportive.

Anne Marie Sturrock

Head of Faculty

We would like to thank Anne-Marie for a few different reasons, firstly for herself and her team's constant work around ensuring students were able to go ahead with their work placements this year. We have seen up close the sheer amount of work needed to make this happen. Secondly, I would like to thank Anne-Marie for taking the time out this year to come along to events where students could ask questions about how the remainder of their courses would be delivered. I know this relieved the pressure off many of my fellow students, just by hearing a more in depth explanation of why certain aspects were out of the college's control. You can't fix everything, but talking to us helps a lot.

Anne Patrick

Lecturer

You've been an amazing help over this last year and we would have been lost without you Thank you so much!!

Anne-Marie Brown

Student

You have been great to work with especially during our big presentation. I think you have a great personality, you make me laugh and think which is a great quality.

Anne-Marie Moyes

SQA Assessor

Thank you for all your help I wouldn’t have got through it without you. Really appreciate everything you have done for me.

Annette Chapman

Lecturer

You were so positive and helpful. With all difficulties you gave me lot of support, help and smile even when it was hard. You are all so professional with your job and always open to help. You are big college treasure and good example for all musicians!!

Annmarie Hunter

Lecturer

You are an amazing lecturer, who help us stay motivated and positive during the lockdown as well as cheering us and was incredibly supportive, we wouldn't be here without you. Big Thanks!

Annmarie Hunter

Lecturer

Thank you for doing an amazing job teaching our class since August, it’s been the hardest job with online learning but you have always made that class fun. Thank you

Antony Griffiths

Lecturer

Thank you for supporting all our class in a very professional and friendly way.

Ashling Findlay-Carroll

Lecturer

Thank you for being a great lecturer and keeping us all motivated and excited throughout the year!

Audrey Stewart

Lecturer

She’s been amazing for teaching our class during the Covid restrictions since last August. Thank you for being amazing

Bethany Parsons

Equalities Officer

You always work hard to get students engaged and consulted to make the college more inclusive. Well done and thank you Bethany!

Beverley Christy

Lecturer

I want to say thank you because Beverley Christy is such as hard working lecturer. She is our Business HNC/D Curriculum leader, Economics Lecturer and the one who helped us every step of the way with our Graded Unit project and with UCAS applications for Universities. I cannot express the gratitude and thanks I have for her and she is honestly one of the best teachers I have come across in my entire educational career. Again, thank you so much for everything you do for us, it will never be forgotten.

Beverley Christy

Lecturer

Beverley has been a great help to me during my time at Edinburgh College. She has made my experience at Edinburgh College great. She is brilliant lecturer!

Beverley Christy

Lecturer

As a lecturer and a curriculum leader Beverley has been so helpful, friendly and such a great teacher throughout the year even with the difficult restrictions in place. I really enjoyed her classes and just wanted to say thank you!

Beverley Christy

Lecturer

You have helped me more than I could wish for despite being very busy with your work, class amount, and all the marking. You have been very understanding and helpful when it came to solving any issues that were raised or extending deadlines for me and/or the whole class.
If only I could show you how much I appreciate your work, I would! You are an amazing human being, and I hope you get well-deserved time off this summer!

Billie Walker

Lecturer

You have made learning psychology a blast, your cheerfulness and willingness to help has made learning psychology a lot more easy and enjoyable, so thank you for everything

Blythe Mcneish

Student

You have been a very supportive and caring friend since we met. Always asking how I have been doing with assignments or just in general :) Thank you for checking up on me this whole time.
Can't wait to see you again! xx

Bogna Groniecka

Student

Thank you Bogna for being brave and asking questions in class which I was too scared to ask, you’re awesome! Wish you all the best for the future!

Brian Kelly

Lecturer

Thank you for being there to help us through this horrible time and being so understanding with individual circumstances.

Brooke Hobbs

Student

Brooke I want to say a big thank you for being so nice to me from day one. You're amazing and I just wanted to say thank you for everything

Bryan Hall

Student

you have been amazing and encouraging, helping me when i needed it, and you have the patience of a saint..well with me anyway haha! you are a Star!!

Carol Butters

Lecturer

Carol is by far the best lecturer we could have because she is so nice, calm, patient, and helpful and keen to explain everything.

Caroline Cordier

Learning Development Tutor

Caroline has acted diligently as our tutor, ensuring each student felt supported and well informed in how to manage their wellbeing and their course progression. She organized helpful sessions for completing UCAS, SAAS, using the library, improving grammar and structuring our writing. Her manner is serious yet well-humored and I get the sense that she cares deeply for all of her students. Thank you for your attention and energy you give to us students!

Carrie Wilkinson

Student

I want to say big thank you to Carrie for everything you have done for me in college and out of college. I am so glad we became friends and super glad I got to be in your class. You made me feel so much better thank you so much Carrie I am so glad we have became friends

Cath Groat

Lecturer

I’ve had a very tense year with my home/family situation with Domestic Abuse, you have been a great help, and a very good ear for listening and offering as much support as possible. I’m very grateful for the encouragement you have given me to push me through these trying times, and now with a few more weeks till the end, I am so thankful for the encouragement and support. 

Thank you for being a wonderful lecturer, and the support you offer is very appreciated

Catrina Inch

Lecturer

Catrina has been the most amazing lecturer throughout this year, despite all the challenges we have faced. She has been supportive and adjusted our learning with our input amazingly. I don't think we would have completed this second year without her amazing resilience and support. Thank you.

Chantelle Mccathie

Student

You kept us all sane and laughing during this manic year!

Chris Aberdeen

Lecturer

Chris has been super great while I’ve had some personal issues and has made sure if I need time out of class I have somewhere to go for quiet time. I really appreciate the support from Chris during it all and appreciate how understanding he is if im not myself some days.

Glad to have a lecturer like Chris.

Christopher Wilson

Student

You have help me a lot during this last 2 years!! Amazing colleague!! Wish you the best!!

Chrsitina Sincalir

Student

You’ve worked so hard this year and it is really inspiring

Claire Waugh

Lecturer

Claire has been a really supportive lecturer to me and my class for the past two years. She always goes out her way to make sure we fully understand everything! I thank her so much for her constant support!

Col Cunningham

Lecturer

Colin goes above and beyond for his students and he is the biggest inspiration for us, this year has been hard to get through but his motivation speeches are the reason we keep going and don't lose our passion for music.

Colin Briggs

Lecturer

Colin was unendingly kind, supportive, cheerful and helpful. I don't think I ever heard him raise his voice even slightly

Colin Briggs

Lecturer

Colin is a great teacher, he knows how to explain things and shares his passion with us. He helps students with anything he can and spend his time on doing so. He makes sure we are doing well and set up reminders to help students to keep up to date. Colin is a great teacher that deserves to be recognised! I have enjoyed all of his units as he explains the subjects incredibly well. Thank you Colin!

Colin Walker

Lecturer

Just wanted to say a big thank you to Colin for all his hard work this year!

Conor Westwood

Student

You’re amazing and you’ve done so well this year with all the challenges that have been thrown at you

Craig Lumsden

Student

Craig will appear in an event hosted by ECSA and come out with a couple of his quick one-liner jokes, some appropriate some not but he puts a smile on everyone's faces.

Craig Seaton

Student

Thank you for all the times you helped me out!!!

Damien Swarbrick

Lecturer

Every class with Damien has been exciting, he always found a way to make the lesson fun even if it wasn’t supposed to be. He explains the idea behind different information so that everyone can understand it. Thank you Damien for making a bad year for me good

David Burgoyne

Lecturer

David has been an excellent online lecturer. He didn't just read from a powerpoint and give us the basics of what we needed to know. He gave us a fuller understanding of his subjects so we'd be better prepared for the future. He went over and above what was necessary to aid our understanding as a whole, as opposed to helping us pass an exam. His delivery is spot on and engaging and I don't know if he gets anything for this but he should, because he is far and away the best lecturer I've ever had and I hope to goodness I have him for as many subjects as possible next year. I feel this so strongly that I'll be suggesting to the other students on my course to do the same, because I know they'll agree.

David Burgoyne

Lecturer

You have helped us through everything and sat and explained it thoroughly so we understand everything like you did last year. I would say you are the best teacher in the college by far

David Burgoyne

Lecturer

He has been a fantastic lecturer who has always tried his best to answer all questions and help everyone to the best of his ability all year round

David Burgoyne

Lecturer

I want to say thank you because the past year has been difficult and new due to COVID, but you have still gone out of your way to make sure that each lesson is educational yet enjoyable. Your teaching style is one of the best in my opinions. I love that you don’t teach us through PowerPoints but instead write everything out and draw diagrams to explain questions. You even show us where formulas are derived from, which a lot of lectures don’t do. Topics or questions that are complicated are no longer hard because you explain things so well. Being a teacher means so much more than giving out work. It means truly caring for your students, and you show that you care. I think it’s rare to find a teacher who puts so much effort into their lessons and into each and every one of their students, and the fact that you care about your students and want them to do well shows when you’re teaching us. You work so hard to help guide us in the right direction and to make sure that we understand the material. I know I don’t speak much during your lessons, but I do appreciate them. I find the little jokes that you make during class hilarious. Trust me I am laughing behind the laptop. During the thermofluids exam I was really anxious, and I don’t think you realised you had your mic on and you started to sing. It really cheered me up, made me a tad less stressed. As a student, many teachers and educators will come and go without remembrance, but there a special few who will leave a lasting impression- thank you David for being such an incredible lecturer. I am grateful to have been taught by such an awesome person.

David Cochrane

Lecturer

David has been really supportive this year, even though it has been different for us all. He made sure people felt welcome in class and consistently offered support while trying to better us as students! David really made this year feel just like any other!

David Hiddleston

Lecturer

Untill this course of numeracy with David I hated all kinds of maths and numeracy, however David is an amazing teacher and I have genuinely enjoyed all of his classes and I have learnt so much thanks to him and his ways of teaching!

David McIntyre

Lecturer

This has been a difficult year all round for both students and lecturers. Despite all the challenges (including falling ill with Covid himself) Mackie has unswervingly always been at hand and offered his help to his students to get us through. So this is a little way to say a big "thank you!" for all your help and advice.

David Moffat

Student

You have made a real effort to help me this year, I just wanted to say thanks

Davide Cappiello

Student

I wouldn't be in college if it wasn't for you, thank you <3

Davood Nasseri

Lecturer

Davood runs the classes in an interesting way and encourages development! Thank You!

Donna Petrie

Lecturer

Even when I have had a tough time at home, Donna has spoken to me after class and reassured me and encouraged me. She has been so supportive of our class, has such a great open mind and has made learning so much fun.

Dot Allan

Lecturer

You were so positive and helpful. With all difficulties you gave me lot of support, help and smile even when it was hard. You are all so professional with your job and always open to help. You are big college treasure and good example for all musicians!

Douglas Greatorex

Lecturer

Even though it's been a hard year you have kept all the classes running smoothly. Thank you for everything!

Edward Sasu

Lecturer

Edward has been so kind and understanding this year, he has gone out of his way to offer support and help to all the class but particularly with a personal family issue I'm dealing with and I can't thank him enough for his kind words. Thank you Edward, I'm glad I got to be a part of one of your first classes, all the best with your future teaching!

Elaine Finnie

Lecturer

Thank you for teaching us during these difficult times. It’s been difficult but having face to face has been amazing

Elle McCallum

Student

Although, we have never met in person, you have been very supportive and so helpful to me! You always offer your help and time whenever someone needs it, even though you have quite a lot going on. I can easily say that you are a very hardworking and intelligent person, and I hope you find out what your desired course at uni is!
Can't wait to meet you xx

Ellei Logan

Student

You kept me from going insane. Thank you!

Eryk Walczak

Student

You have supported me through my studies and have genuinely been there for myself through the essay and the hard projects! From the late night essay writing sessions to the early mornings where none of us really want to attend a 9am. We have truly completed this year together!

Fiona Kinsella

Lecturer

Great lecturer, funny and kind. Classes online haven't been easy to adjust to, but she was able to get our (normally quiet) class talking and laughing and really engaging with the topics discussed, as well as each other. Her feedback was thoughtful and helpful, and I really loved being in her class. Thank you Fiona, you were more help to me than I can ever express.

Fiona Matthews

Student

Fion, you have been really helpful to me before before we even met! You helped me get all my moodle, Microsoft 365 and emails all set up - all through the medium of Facebook. You've since then became a very close friend and I would have found this course and the online learning very difficult without you! You've made me laugh and kept me sane in equal measures!

Fiona Stewart

Lecturer

Fiona has been ace! This is the second year of learning with her and I have really enjoyed it. Fiona has gone above and beyond every time.

Fiona Stewart

Lecturer

She has been an incredible lecturer this year, extremely supportive and helpful, and just all round understanding and definitely someone you feel able to come to with anything. Fiona is always there for students to talk to and is just an amazing lecturer in general! Thank you for being such a great help this year!

Fiona Stewart

Lecturer

Fiona has made a difficult year bearable. Every class is enjoyable and has made me want to attend. The work load has been spread out in a way that it's not been taxing.
Fiona is a joy, please clone her.

Frederick Johnson

Lecturer

In the dark days, during covid lockdown, Freddie illuminated the reality and kept us informed about the situation during classes. Thank You!

Gavin Boyd

Lecturer

You've helped us so much over the last few months, you took time from your own class to help us with our biology exam and also the resit, thank you for everything you have done for us

Gemma Kay

Lecturer

She has helped support me and my class mates through the year with all the issues met from covid. She’s very understanding and always willing to help if she can!

George Mason

Lecturer

For being there for us, always replying to messages and making us laugh during that hard, crazy year!

Thank you!

George Mason

Lecturer

They are excellent at their jobs! George always help me to understand anything at anypoint.

He's really great, and I always appreciate his help.

George Mason

Lecturer

He has been really helpful for this semester

George Mason

Lecturer

George ran the class professionally, aroused interest in the subject and always served with a helping hand! Thank you!

George Mason

Lecturer

You took care of us and was always ready to reply/support and help with everything! Thank you for making this year easier!

Georgina Bruce

Lecturer

Your classes have been, fun, challenging, interesting, engaging and helped me decide on my future studies.

Georgina Bruce

Lecturer

You have been really helpful in helping me write better. Thank you!

Gill Bain

Lecturer

You were always happy to help and responded fast when I needed. You marked our work and asessment quickly which helped us to stop worrying about our result for ages. You gave us nice presentations and gave time to complete work in class time which helped us a lot as we are all busy and struggeling to manage our time. Your feedbacks " very good answer", " good work" helped me to be motivated and other feedbacks "very small addition needed" helped me to learn the topic more deeply. Thanks for being my lecturer and keep up your good work. I wish we will meet in college some day.

Gillian Kelly

Lecturer

You have helped me through everything while being in this course, you have been so helpful and supportive. I want to thank you

Glen McBeth

Lecturer

Glen has worked tirelessly as my class tutor prior and during this pandemic. He has helped me to improve and strive forward with my studies and has had a big impact on me as well as others from the class. He is kind, considerate and always has time to help you out.

Graham Zajac

Lecturer

You have been really helpful throughout the year. Thank you!

Graham Zajac

Lecturer

Even when things got tough and his internet didn’t work, he kept on trying and he kept on smiling. He kept our class together from his wee command shed. He kept the wheels turning and kept our learning journey moving. He never wavered. He shown true courage and dedication to his craft. Versatility and the way he adapted his delivery was skillful and purposeful. His resourcefulness and making do with what he had showed a really love for his profession and dedication to his students. His kindness and compassion to others really shone through in this difficult year. Thank you

Heather Clark

Lecturer

I want to say thank you to my lecturer Heather Clark because through such a difficult time and online learning she did her best to prepare all of us to future exam. She gave us a lot of extra self-study materials as well as useful information and the most important she is always very cheerful and kind person. Thank you Heather for all your hard work.

Helen Evans

Lecturer

Helen has been extremely supportive and understanding in this trying time. She has gone out of her way numerous times to make online classes easier for her students, and has helped us learn about all the qualities that we will need going forward from college. She has made sure that classes are enjoyable and she was more than just approachable, making classes interesting and engaging even through a screen. Because she is taking her students' wellbeing into account, people who struggled for any reason were never without support! Having helped those who struggled recognise their talent and potential, it's now time to return a thanks to this amazing lecturer and person. Thank you Helen!

Hollie Blanks

Lecturer

She is always happy when she takes my class and can't thank her enough for being so understanding

Hubert Kielb

Student

To my partner, she has been very supportive all the academic year

Hunia Arshad

Lecturer

Hunia is such a great support and help throughout my time during college.

Hunia Arshad

Lecturer

Hunia has been an amazing lecturer. She goes above and beyond with lecture and revision material and has helped me understand a course (chemistry) that I was terrible at during school! She is always happy to help and she is always busy making sure her students have the best support and tools available. She is also my SWAP lecturer and the support she has given regarding university and all the things that go with applying has been amazing. She is a superwoman!

Ian Records

Lecturer

I'd like to say thank you for supporting me through this difficult year online, and for going above and beyond to make your classes enjoyable and engaging and setting an even pace for all students.
Without your improvisations and techniques I'm sure many would've fallen wayside with another lecturer. I'm eternally grateful, thank you Ian!

Ian Records

Lecturer

With restrictions and challenges this year, Ian has done his best to try and make sure everyone is as prepared as possible, and has been very supportive and communicative since day one. I firmly believe that without Ian as a steady presence, far fewer of us would still be on the course.

Ian Records

Lecturer

A phenomenal lecturer with a great effective approach to teaching. Ian’s classes have been very enjoyable and engaging. Classes with Ian have been a pleasure and have been the highlight of my timetable.

Ian Records

Lecturer

Ian has provided excellent classes and continual assessment, despite the difficulties of moving to online-only learning.
On a taxing course, with difficult circumstances, many of the students owe a great deal of thanks to Ian for helping them to succeed.

iliana parousi

Student

She is always so positive, makes me laugh a lot and has kept me going through a tough year. Thankyou Iliana!

Iris Aitchison

Lecturer

Iris not only takes time out to listen to your needs but also listens to any problems you may have on our course. She is always available for a chat and to talk through a problem. If you have a problem in your work and do not understand something, Iris is more than willing to explain it further. When you get your marked work back there is also positive comments and how you could of improved it further.

Isela Shipton

English Language Support Tutor

You have been an amazing support for me during this entire course, and I wouldn’t have been able to handle it without you. Thank you!

Isobel Maclean

Lecturer

Isobel has injected sheer enthusiasm, energy and erudition in her taking on a new German class after the Easter break. A big thank you for steadying me when I was wavering.

Jack Evans

Lecturer

Jack has been making the class something to look forward to and teach us in the best way possible making us laugh and helps us all if we need any help or struggling

Jackie Hughes

Lecturer

You got me through 3 years for social science! If it hadn't been for Jackie's amazing smile wicked sense of humour during our Thursday mornings I dont know if I'd have kept it up! She has always supported me and amazingly now because of Jackie I understand politics which I never thought I would! Will miss her dearly next year! She will always be my favourite. My wee Glaswegian angel!

Jacqueline Vural

Lecturer

Jacqueline is patient and a great support, making me feel that l can do this! Thank you Jacqueline

Jakub Bozek

Student

Jakub has guided me in the right direction, ensuring that I was on track with all my courses. He also helped me whenever I needed some help, making sure I understood everything very clearly.

Jamie Barton

Educational Support Worker

Jamie you have been a great help to the level3s this year and thanks for helping us with ART classes on a Monday morning. You are a great person who should deserve a big thank you from all the level3 students that you are with on a Monday and Wednesday.

Jane Stevenson

Lecturer

You have helped me so much through the course already. You always reply promptly and are happy to answer any query I have. I was anxious about starting this new course and feel so lucky to have received an excellent lecturer to put me at ease.

Jane Stevenson

Lecturer

Jane has helped and supported me and continues to do so. After spending many years not studying, Jane has guided me over the last few months with essay writing.

Jennie Temple

Lecturer

As I approach the end of my time at Edinburgh College, your encouragement in the initial days of my adult learning has had a positive and lasting impact. A very valuable educator. Thank you Jennie.

Jennifer Davidson

Student

Jen you have been great to work with especially doing our presentations. You can always be relied upon to get the work done, and you are super funny

Jess Abrams

Lecturer

Jess has made the lives of every single student on the BMus course so much easier over what has been a difficult year. She responds to emails and messages very quickly, goes above and beyond to provide us with resources, hosts several weekly drop-in sessions in case we need her help with anything and genuinely cares about us all, always asking us how we're doing and what we've been up to. I don't think I'd have made it to the end of the year without her.

Jess Abrams

Lecturer

Jess was incredibly understanding of how difficult this year has been for students. Through all the courses I've taken at Edinburgh College, I've always struggled with the Business classes and felt very underconfident with my work, but this year I found it so much easier thanks to her patience and efforts at helping me understand everything required. On top of all of this, her efforts in the first few weeks to get all students to properly "meet" each other through breakout rooms and icebreakers definitely brought some normality back.

Thank you Jess.

Jo Cockburn

Lecturer

Jo has been a great tutor for this very challenging year and always gave me in depth feedback with assessments and encouraged me to do well. She has made all classes engaging and has been patient with the whole class.

Jo Cockburn

Lecturer

Thank you so much Jo for all your help and support.

Jo Fraser

Lecturer

Jo has been the greatest teacher we could have for her subject. Always asking if we understand the lesson and very attentive. Thank you Jo for your way of teaching despite the situation, you have been amazing and really helpful.

Hope we have you next year!

Jo Fraser

Lecturer

I was nervous about returning to study as it's been a while but I really couldn't ask for a better lecturer. I really looked forward to Monday and Wednesday mornings studying Biology with Jo. I think her passion for what she teaches really shows and ive really enjoyed her lessons this year. Thank you so much Jo, i hope to study with you again in the future.

John Maguire

Lecturer

John is a complete asset to the college. Such a great and down to earth human being. He always replies to emails quickly, and gives any and all support he can in times of difficulty. He’s 100% always right there for anyone needing help and support.

John Ogden

Lecturer

Thank you for your support during this year.

John Ogden

Lecturer

Thank you for always answering all questions and being there for all the students much appreciated.

John Ogden

Lecturer

He is a good teacher and very helpful for everyone.

John Ogden

Lecturer

Thank you for always promptly replying to questions in detail. Thanks to your help I will keep pursuing the career through education.

John Ogden

Lecturer

I want to say THANK YOU because John tried his best for delivering online classes. Also, he was available 24/7 for providing support to the students.

Jon Lee

Lecturer

Jon has gone way beyond reasonable expectations in transforming the HND Professional Photography course to an online format. He has produced a huge number of excellent image editing videos, given a wide range of engaging Zoom lectures, organised some fantastic guest lecturers and made himself available via tutorials, 1-1s and via email for guidance. His enthusiasm for his subject is infectious!

Jon Lee

Lecturer

Jon has gone over and above to make this year as positive as possible in the circumstances for our class. Supportive, approachable, making tutorial videos and arranging some good talks for us. I've felt like dropping out several times this year and the Wednesday class has kept me going. I know there are at least a few of us feel the same, so, thank you!

Jon Lee

Lecturer

Thank you for your support during this challenging academic year. You never stopped supporting your students, you also worked during bank holidays just to help us out. This year was extremely challenging both for students and lecturers and you have made a difference with your help.

Jon-Luke Kirton

Lecturer

He has excused me from some setbacks, mainly caused by struggles with my mental health. His class is the only one which in terms of well-being I struggle with the most because it's more active. However, he's patient with me.

Jozef Mackie

Student

You have been supporting, motivating and helping me throughout the whole course, and I want you to know that I appreciate it very much! You have been both a great friend and classmate! Always there to break the weird silence in the class and save us haha.
I can't thank you enough for being there for me x

Juan Lebron

Student

Juan, my classmate, is helping me to go through my HND costume for stage & screen course. I was the one person in my class with no experience of using sewing machine when I started the course. Juan explained and showed me how to do things when I was stuck. Juan is very supportive and offered me to contact him anytime I needed help for the course work. Juan was not just waiting until I asked, he texted me to check if I was up-to-date with projects and encouraged me when I was struggling. You are doing great, not long to go, do not give up etc, was the type of encouragement Juan gave me. I really appreciate Juan's kindness, his approachability and his knowledge. I would not finish the course if I did not get his unlimited and un-selfish support. A BIG THANK YOU JUAN!

Juan Luis MartinRendon

Student

I just want to thank you for your help this year, it made a big difference

Judith Gardner Jones

Lecturer

Thank you so much for another year of work with you. You are so talented and a fantastic tutor. Thank you for your kindness, your voice, amazing teaching method and lovely smile on your face every time!

Julie Robertson

Lecturer

Our course started in January and Julie takes most of our classes, we don't have an LDT but Julie had stepped up and helped each one of us with any queries. Also her teaching is so thorough, if you don't get it she will go over it until you do. Also with all learning being on Teams she has been fantastic to our whole class

Julie Robertson

Lecturer

There were many times I was struggling with coursework and I contacted Julie by email and she helped me get past some of the issues and I stuck with the course. I'm really glad I did. Thank you

Juliet Wood

Lecturer

Jules always comes to class with a smile and excitement that’s contagious. Jules isn’t just focused on teaching her lessons she also cares about our well being. Jules is always ready to tackle any question asked and goes out of her way to help us to understand and grasp a section better. Doing college virtually is hard for both students and lecturers alike but Jules makes it feel like you have a support and a connection to others within the course with out feeling too distant due to recent circumstances !

Thank you Jules.

June Ferguson

Lecturer

You have actually listened to what I was struggling with and helped me to find the right answers for myself. Thank you June!

June Ferguson

Lecturer

She has went above and beyond her role as a lecturer to support our class as well as help us with concerns about university. Thank you.

Kamali Srirangam

Lecturer

Kamali was one of my greatest supporters during my HNC. I am very impressed at how knowledgeable she is in her field and I admire her for that. She, without a doubt, encouraged me to push myself and was always there for us answering all our questions. Always willing to be my reference for academic applications I went through and putting extra time for us even though she didn’t have to. I am moving to the next step of my career with an amazing job offer and I don’t know if I could have done it without her support. Kamali is so dedicated to her students; I cannot express my gratitude enough for that.

Katie Shaw

Lecturer

You are an amazing lecturer and always had a smile on your face. You took us through the course amazingly even with the challenging situation. So a big thank you Katie.

Katie Shaw

Lecturer

I would like to say thank you because the way Katie has taught her class and shared her experiences as a nurse. I have always struggled with maths and numeracy, I have dreaded having to try and learn this. The way in which Katie has supported the teaching of calculations and given great formulas to remember has gave me confidence in myself to do calculations. Katie has made the experience of online learning enjoyable and I look forward to her class every week. Thank you Katie!

Katie Shaw

Lecturer

You've made learning such a breeze especially with it being online. You always make class easy to understand. Thank you for everything you've done for our class this past year - we really do appreciate it!

Katrina Hamilton-Smith

Lecturer

I would not have made it through this year without Katrina, her endless patience, understanding and her infectious positivity and enthusiasm which she has tried so hard (and I believe succeeded too!) in instilling in all of her students. Everything from being asked for extensions to constantly being flooded with questions about assignments, to speaking about personal issues, Katrina has been an absolute saint and she has always had time for me, even with her own busy family life/work schedule. It has not been easy being a student this year, much less a mature one and therefore the "odd one out", but I believe that Katrina has always gone above and beyond to make sure that I, and every other one of her students have been cpping will everything that has been thrown at us as well as possible, both in and out of class.

Thanks, Katrina, and I think I speak for most of NC5 when I say that we have loved being your students.

Keir McGeachie

Student

I would like to thank you Keir for all your hard work in all my songs for live performance and for our college band it is much appreciated!

Kelli Noble

Lecturer

Kelli has been a great support throughout this year, she is a really lovely person who is full of understanding and care for her students. She always makes the time to ask us how we are, what we have been up to and explains everything in a brilliant way. If we don't understand something she is more than happy to go over it again until we know what she is explaining to us. She has really made me feel at ease throughout this course and I really enjoy each of her classes. Thank you so much Kelli

Kelli Noble

Lecturer

Kelli has been there for each and everyone of us. She has helped us and has given us amazing advices. Kelli creates a perfect balance between “a good heads up” and “the shot of confidence you needed”.

Kelli Noble

Lecturer

She has been very supportive throughout the year. Thank you!

Kelli Noble

Lecturer

Thank you for being there for me. For guiding and showing me the way, Having the patience, supporting and encouraging me to always do my best. I personally loved how you would relate the lessons to a personal experience as an example. You gave me the tools i need for the future. I will always be grateful for your and kindness and all the hard work you’ve done this year to help me get to University and encouraging me to always try my best no matter what.
Thank you for a great experience during my first year at college and for always going that extra mile as a teacher.

Kellymarie Fraser

Student

Thank you for being an amazing colleague!

Kerry Lewis

Learning Development Tutor

Despite the fact that LDT is a very demanding role, Kerry was always prepared, engaged, and super helpful. I benefit a lot thanks to her attitude.

Kerry Melrose

Lecturer

You have shown me support since day 1 of me coming into level 2 without known anyone and it made me feel welcome and put me at ease knowing I suffer anxiety and stress and worry! I felt like you've been there for me with my other issues I've been dealing with and still going through.

Kim Gunn

Lecturer

You remained positive and cheerful during difficult times. Also gave excellent advice as tutor, that sent me in the right direction. Gave reassurance during the hardest parts of the year that things would improve and kept us all in a good frame of mind.

Kirsten Harrold

Lecturer

I found Kirsten very supportive. She is an amazing lecturer, dedicated for her job, which is more than just teaching - she has very positive attitude for students and made this year as a great experience.

Kirsten Harrold

Lecturer

Thank you for helping me with my course I have learnt so much. Always doubting myself and you’ve helped me with that

Kirsten Harrold

Lecturer

Kirsten is a very warm and inspiring person with great energy to motivate. She explains things in a very straightforward and easy to learn manner. She puts a lot of time and effort into her presentations to give her students all the information and tools they require to complete the course with ease. Always helpful and easy to approach, its a joy to be a part of her team/class.

Kristian Tutton

Lecturer

Kristian, thank you so much for making me feel welcome on the college course this year. You have been so supportive and couldn’t of got through it without you. Your amazing positive attitude has helped a lot. Thank you so much again!

Kylie Hay

Student

Kylie, I wouldnt have got through this stressful year without you!

lara paterson

Student

Lara helped me every step of the way when I had some struggles with mental health and falling behind. She is truely a good friend who was there for me when she didn't need to be and helped me through so stressful times x

Laura Armstrong

Lecturer

Throughout our year doing our HNC in childhood practice, Laura has been a great support to all our class. She is always giving us confidence and courage to keep going although this has been a very difficult year indeed. She is just a superstar and we cannot thank her enough.

Laura Armstrong

Lecturer

You show unwavering kindness and support to all our NC Childhood Practice class.
I personally don’t think I could put into words how much I appreciate you Laura. Thank you for believing in me even when I don’t believe in myself and for everything else you do.

Laura Armstrong

Lecturer

I want to say thank you for all your knowledge and support throughout all my study years. Thank you for your time and effort in explaining many concerns that I had during classes or with assessments, and always motivating me to be a better student and a better of myself. Thank you

Laura Porter

Lecturer

Laura is dedicated to her job and always willing to help. Laura never said 'no' to me when I was seeking help even though she was extremely busy. Laura is a great human and an awesome lecturer! She knows the answers to every question!

Laura Webster

Lecturer

You've always been helping us and been patient with us, especially group 1. I really appreciate your hard work and I love every Tuesday when I'm working with you because I learned so many good and helpful
things from you in practical!
Thank you

Laura-Anne McEwan

Lecturer

Laura's just been amazing this year. Finance is a challenging subject for me, but I felt like Laura understood me, and I was able to get through the unit without as much worry as I expected to have. It's entirely due to her approach that I was able to get over my difficulty with numbers and make a far better job of things than I thought I would. When I was at school, I got a lot of hassle from teachers for the difficulty I had with numbers, so the fact that Laura was kind and calm made it easier to deal with them.

Laurie Crump

Lecturer

I am nominating Laurie Crump in recognition in his ability to reassure, to give advice when needed and a sense of humbleness. This lecturer has conducted himself in a manner that students adore and love him for it. The qualities of this Lecturer is so so evident that not enough recognition is given. To further explain in detail why this is the case.

On many occasions expressing a problem or frustration about any given topic, Laurie has always been constructive, thoughtful and also kind. It is evident that he tries to help make a situation better or find other possible ways to make that happen.

To give one example research project is not an easy task it’s something that I found very time-consuming but very informative, however I found that I had to remediate for some of the outcomes because I had misunderstood or my ways of describing things did not make sense. Laurie took the time to explain in great detail and Made adaptations of the wording of the feedback he gave to me, this help me understand my work better. It takes one individual to understand how humans consume information or receive feedback and doing so in a variety of different ways. I recognise Laurie whether naturally or intentionally he made it a priority to make sure to explained things in different ways so the student can understand.

Moving on and excluding work-related and just general communication between Lecturer and student. Throughout this pandemic the college has been tipped upside down, Laurie who poses and represents the head Department of classical music I want to say thank you very much. At no stage did he express abnormal or frustration of the current climate we all live in. Laurie made the situation as comfortable as he could make it so we could all work together efficiently and also his conduct in class is so humble he is able to communicate with everyone regardless of who they are and I just want to say many thanks. The Words I have expressed today in this statement is a fraction of exactly how amazing he is, there is no words to describe how amazing and how humble he has been and for that reason I struggle to find extra words or extra sentences. This lecturer is a great asset to Edinburgh College. I want Edinburgh College To know that coming from a student he is an asset that you should take full pride in.

Lastly I want to say thank you very much for all that you do

Laurie Crump

Lecturer

You were so positive and helpful. With all difficulties you gave me lot of support, help and smile even whe was hard. You are all so professional with your job and always open to help. You are big college treasurer and good example for all musicians!

Lawrence Nowosad

Lecturer

Lawrence has been really great through covid and always there to help us

Lawrence Nowosad

Lecturer

Thank you for all of your patience and help throughout the last 3 years.

Leandro Ferraccioli

Lecturer

Thank you for making me feel confident in class, you helped me with the course work you gave me a role model to look up to and you helped 6C. We are so grateful for you Leandro and I am nominating you because when I came out as gay you fully accepted me. You're the greatest lecturer ever. You are the best lecturer at Edinburgh College please never change how you are as a person

Leisa Poole

Lecturer

Leisa is inspiring and always goes the extra mile to help with our learning.
Thank you so much for keeping us motivated during the Covid circumstances and for all your hard work.

Leisa Poole

Lecturer

Leisa, I have absolutely enjoyed this course so far! I know its not been ideal circumstances due to Covid and all but I just want to say a massive thank you from myself, and on behalf of everyone in the class for your efforts (and all other lecturers!) behind the scenes in pushing for us to be allowed to come in as often as we have and for making it so easy to follow despite the lack of face to face teaching. I love the fact that every your passion for the profession is so clear to see and that I feel rubs off on the class and is very inspiring. All lecturers have been extremely approachable and helpful with any issues that presented themselves! So yeah, I really hope this doesn't come across as patronising in anyway, just wanted to say to thank you to everyone for making the best out of a whirlwind of a year, its been awesome!

Lia Al-Khalaileh

Student

I can always count on you whenever I have some doubts about assignments or need help with something. You are an amazing PowerPoint creator, and I really don't know how you cope with your bat sleeping schedule! I love how the two of us always do things at the last moment because that way we know we are not alone!
I hope I will get to you meet you in person one day xx

Lillian Burnett

Lecturer

I want to say thank you Lilian for all your support I got throughout my study years. Thanks to you I learned so much and also extended my knowledge about childcare. I feel prepared better for my future job. Thank you

Linda Carragher

Lecturer

I want to thank Linda for all her support. I was told that I wasn't cut out to be a higher level student in the biology course by my previous teacher in Highschool, this caused me to perform badly and believe that I would never pass; however, since learning with Linda she has really made a difference. She has made something that I thought impossible possible and has been nothing but kind and supportive from from the very beginning. I used to hate attending classes, but thanks to Linda I am now enjoying every minute of it. Thank you!

Linda Carragher

Learning Development Tutor

You are an amazing lecturer and LDT, brilliant support to the whole class and we really appreciate your hard work and dedication.

Linda Paechter

Lecturer

You are encouraging, approachable and supportive. Although you will not be aware, there have been days I thought I can't fit this into my crazy life, but I knew I needed to dig deeper and whatever happens you would be there to guide and support me. Just knowing this has helped me through so far so thank you, you have a great style.

Lisa Lam

Learning Development Tutor

Lisa has been a fantastic LDT, she has been very supportive, kind and helpful, thank you Lisa!

Liz McCafferty

Lecturer

Liz gave me an opportunity to study in HND Costume for Stage & Screen even though I did not have any experience of using a sewing machine. Liz has been very approchable and supportive during the course. Especially, Liz made step-by-step videos for all costumes we should learn as we were not able to do face to face classes due to lockdown. It helped me a lot to get all projects done otherwise, I would never ever have been able to finish the course. I would like to say A big Thank You a million times to Liz. You are the real teacher!!! From Sun.

Lorna Bruce

Lecturer

This year has been a crap fest, and she's gone what feels like well above and beyond to help us all navigate it. Thank you Lorna

Lorraine Barron

Lecturer

Because they both are encouraging teacher and they work hard for our learning.
I want to say thank very much to you Lorraine for all your precious help.

Lorraine Farquharson

Lecturer

You have been one of the best lecturer I have had this year and you have made it really easy for us to learn new things about the tourism industry. This has been a really hard year being far away from the family and friends and you have made it much easier. THANK YOU!

Louise Munro

Student

It doesn't matter how hard of a day you had, since the start of the year and before knowing anything more than my name, you were always keen to help and support people around you.
You never gave up, you always have been and are an inspiration!
Really proud of everything you did, and very happy to know you!

Lucia Castillo

Student

Thank you for being an amazing colleague. :)

Lucy MacDonald

Student

It was super hard to come back to College after so long, and for a wee while I felt a bit distanced from the class, just due to the age difference. But Lucy was one of the first people in the class to start talking to me, and has continued to be a fantastically funny and fair classmate and friend.

Lynsay McGill

Lecturer

Lynsay has been so supportive and was there for me when I was really struggling. Done her absolute best to make online learning easier for everyone.

Margaret Boyack

Lecturer

Thank you for detailed explanation for the questions. Auditing become quite an interesting class!

Margaret Burgess

Lecturer

Margaret has been very motivational and helpful throughout this whole experience and has kept me motivated and buzzing for the next year. Thank you!

Margaret Clark

Lecturer

Margaret has been extremely supportive though this difficult time and I belive that she deserves a recognition. Thank you!

Margaret MacDonald

Lecturer

I like the way you explained sociology. Thank you Margaret

Mark Forshaw

Lecturer

Mark has always helped me and my other classmates when we needed it. He's a brilliant first point of contact for anyone who is interested in studying sound engineering as he has vast knowledge of the industry which he commonly shares with the class. He encourages positive learning habits and allows us to approach tasks in a method that suits us best as well as take responsibility for our own learning. Easy to get on with and reach out via email/Teams while also being reliable in terms of feedback and class-prep. Thank you again Mark.

Mark Forshaw

Lecturer

This year was a challenging one for a lot of us students, lecturers and staff members. I would like to thank Mark Forshaw the most.

He has kept us engaged throughout the whole year. Gave us extra tips, was always available for any questions but most importantly everything he has prepared for us was well executed. I was always waiting for his classes the most.

It is extremely difficult to teach sound production through an online platform but Mark has done it very well.

Thank you Mark for the whole year I know it must have been hard but you pulled it off amazingly! This year I have enjoyed your classes the most. Your feedbacks were very informative and helpful, lectures were well researched and prepared.

I just want to say that you made my passion in sound production to be even stronger. Hopefully you will be teaching in HND course.

I hope you will have a great summer break because you have earned it 10 times over.

Thank you for your support and dedication to the sound production subject.
Stay safe.

Mark Forshaw

Lecturer

The online classes were excellent and detailed. Your commitment to ensuring that we got a good education in sound production and pushing on with content delivery despite not being on campus made huge difference, and I really appreciate that a lot.

Mark Lauren Hernandez

Student

Mark was very helpful with his colleagues through the year. He answered every question made on a Facebook messenger group that the course has. He also offer his knowledge and help to the rest of the course colleagues.

Mark Walker

Learning Development Tutor

Thank you for putting up with me either constantly messaging you or being outside your office.

Mary Burgess

Lecturer

You've made Literature and Communication really enjoyable for me. You are really understanding and just an interesting and amazing person in general. Thank you so much for being a great lecturer!

Mary Maclean

Lecturer

Mary is an amazing lecturer. She took her time to teach her students. She was great

Mhairi Shaw

Learning Development Tutor

Mhairi always replies to me within a day if I ever have an issue or question. She always gives me the best advice/helps me solve my situation. I know I can always go to her, even if I have a question that I know she can not answer, she will point me in the right direction to ensure I get the help I need. Thank you Mhairi

Michael Ferrie

Lecturer

He ran classes like a pro! Thank you Michael!

Michelle Caie

Lecturer

Michelle is such a kind lecturer. She's really the best!

Murray Haldane

Student

Thank you for being such an amazing class rep, and a generally hard-working student. Great job !

Nathan Andrew

Student

You got me through the year thanks buddy!

Neil Macgregor

Lecturer

Neil helped me get a good grip on the Gàidhlig and was always such a great storyteller. His passion for the language is infectious.

Neil Russell

Lecturer

I enjoyed your online 'art folio' evening class, learnt new skills/techniques and was inspired. You made an interesting subject even more interesting, and I have a clearer understanding of what is expected in my portfolio. Thank you!

Nichola Heneke

Lecturer

She is a great lecturer, she has really helped us all through this last hard year with COVID. She’s so helpful and amazing at what she does. So thank you Nicky

Nicola Paterson

Lecturer

With this difficult time and so much pressure with online work to get done, Nicola had a lot of patience and strength to keep us going and our spirits up, even if we missed a deadline. Her advice, teaching methods and helping us understand how these skills all work together even from other classes that link to her class, a lecturer who can help make things clearer to students. She is a dedicated and caring lecturer, who enjoys her work and students. A great big thank you from all on Beauty Therapy HND1year

Nigel Kennington

Lecturer

Nigel put up with my constant failing to meet deadlines, understood my situation perfectly, always supported me when I needed it most, and never put unnecessary pressure on me. Thank you so much

Paul Binning

Lecturer

You have been so nice and helpful through the year, I know it was hard on everyone but you really made me feel comfortable and reassured the whole year, thank you so much :)

Paul Binning

Lecturer

I want to thank Paul for being a superb lecturer and great human being. He is always very insightful, concise, thorough and wants students to achieve and fullfil their full potential. He has helped me understand sound production to the level where I feel more confident with my overall skills and tips he has shared with us. Paul is an awesome lecturer with an immense amount of knowledge.

Paulina Bugdol

Student

You have regularly supported me by improving my well-being through our chats and calls.

Pauline Tait

Lecturer

Pauline frequently devotes her free time to aid students with understanding, and has helped me a lot. I would like her know to know she is so appreciated. The time she has given is appreciated and so is her teaching style. Keep up the good work. You are helping to shape the minds of tomorrows leaders today. MAXIMUM RESPECT!

Pauline Tait

Lecturer

Thank you for being a great lecturer and being involve with your studentd.

Pete Smith

Lecturer

You’ve gone above and beyond this year, you’ve helped our SWAP class every step of the way. During a difficult year ....enjoy your retirement Pete and thank you ever so much!

Pete Smith

Lecturer

It's been a tough year for everyone with the challenge of pitting Covid against our studies but Pete has helped us weather it all. There have been strikes, technological difficulties, disagreements, sick students, sick students' children, cats on keyboards, elections, wacky backgrounds, assessments, and much more. Pete has always been there with a plan (and a joke) for how we can work through it together and most importantly has always been ready to listen to his students and alter that plan if necessary. But I don't want to just compliment Pete's organisational and cheerleading abilities, he's also a fantastic teacher - keeping us engaged and enthused throughout; with some students even changing their degree plans because of him. On top of it all this has been Pete's last year and rather than dial it in he chose to go out with a bang by inspiring one last class. Thank you Pete.

Peter Smith

Lecturer

Your way of teaching make the learning less stressful! Thank you Peter

Rachel Alcorn

Lecturer

I don’t think you realize it, but you were such a huge influence on me this year. You’ve made me so excited and passionate about English. Thanks so much Rachel!

Rachel Bedoian

Support Worker

Rachel’s the BEST support assistant ever, I’m not sure I’d be where I am now without her help. I don’t know what I’d do without her! She’s constantly keeping me on top of my (millions of) assignments, and I feel so safe with her. I know I can trust her, and that’s a rare thing for me. <3

Rae McGhee

Lecturer

Rae has been such a powerful influence in my studies, encouraged me and been an amazing lecturer who we can all agree has made learning fun and enjoyable, one of the best lecturers.

Rameez Haq

Student

Thank you for being so involved in lessons, because I think classes would be pretty silent if you weren't there !

Richard Morris

Lecturer

Richard at the start of the year when we were planning the St James Quater live stream you were phenomenal and we couldn't have made the event happen without your support, not only did you arrange the guest speakers but also working with ECSA behind the scenes keeping us informed on progress and generally been a passionate lecturer supporting your students in any way. A huge thank you to you Richard!

Rik Weightman

Lecturer

Rik is a great teacher, he has been very supportive throughout semester 2 in Edinburgh College, it is great lecturers like Rik that make a students learning experience a positive one and also helps students to achieve their true potential!

Rik Weightman

Lecturer

Rik has put such an effort into his lessons this year making his classes engaging even over Teams, he has been so understanding and brought a lot of positivity to learning. Thank you Rik!

Robert Dillam

Lecturer

You have been a great teacher throughout the whole year and have made understanding things 100x easier. Thank you so much Robert!

Robert Dillam

Lecturer

At a time where online learning has made learning new subjects more difficult than ever, Robert taught multiple subjects in a clear, effective manner. Thank you!

Robert Dillam

Lecturer

Robert has always been a friendly, supportive and attentive lecturer, happily answering questions and always making time for his students. Excellent teaching style and in my opinion is the best lecturer I've had

Robert Dillam

Lecturer

Thank you for helping me through the year

Rocio Banyuls-Bertomeu

Lecturer

Rocio, you were so positive and helpful. With all difficulties you gave me lot of support, help and smile even whe was hard. You are so professional with your job and always open to help. You are a big college treasure and good example for all musicians!

Rocio Banyuls-Bertomeu

Lecturer

Rocio you are the best theory tutor ever! Through you I've better understood music and theory with you makes me satisfied and happy! I was so lucky to have you within 2 previous years. Thank you and all the best!

Ronnie Baxter

Lecturer

This has been a challenging year, through which Ronnie has been a source of calm and good sensible advice for his students - this is a little way to say a big "thank you!" for all your help in steering us through it all, with bucket-loads of patience and good humour.

Rosemarie Peebles

Lecturer

Rosemarie, this year has been a massive struggle for me, I suffered so many losses the past year but you stayed by my side and supported me in every way you could and for that I want to say thank you. This was my first experience at Edinburgh college and just know I will definitely be coming back to this college and I cant wait to see everyone in person. Yhank you for the support, the laughs and just everything you did to help our whole class with the course

Ross Patterson

Student

You're poggers :)

Ruth Brown

Learning Development Tutor

Thank you Ruth for supporting me when I realised I had an addiction to alcohol. I appreciate you taking it seriously and offering support networks and resources. Thank you for having my back and also for supporting me in finding employment. You helped me come from a cafe in a garden centre in the middle of nowhere to progressing to work for the Courtyard by Marriot hotel. I am alot happier there. The Marriot look after their staff and pay very well considering my position within the Kitchen. You're a star and I admire how hard you work and the commitment you have to your students, along side looking after your children. I hope others can recognise the hard work you put in because your help has really paid off for me. I am now a recovering alcoholic with new hobbies and interests, I deal with my emotional wellbeing a lot better and I am now set for success within the hospitality industry. Words will never describe the gratitude and admiration I have for you. Thank you.

Sally Brown

Student

Your support, positivity and humour has kept me going this year! So grateful to have been on this journey with you.

Sam Baird

Lecturer

Sam has made online classes enjoyable and has given me the confidence that I needed to succeed in my studies. I am now confident that I will be able to achieve my award and become a great practitioner.

Sam Berisha

Student

I would like to give Sam a big thank you. Not just for being a great class rep but in general great person who is always willing to help. Always gives time for others. So a big thank you Sam

Sam Blyth

Curriculum Manager

You are always patient, always compromises and finds the optimal solution to the situation. Thank You!

Sam Hardie

Lecturer

I have learned so much from Sam over this past year and her support has been really encouraging. She invests a lot in her students and it's such a shame she was only covering maternity leave. I, and the rest of the course, will miss having her teach next year. All the best to you, Sam!

Sam Hardie

Lecturer

For being a kind lecturer and teaching us loads of interesting stuff in a fun and informative way!

Sandra Morrison

Lecturer

Sandra is an amazing lecturer and she has been a great support to me during my time at Edinburgh College. My experience at Edinburgh College has been great and that is all due to a few brilliant lecturers who worked hard to help students achieve their true potential! Thank you.

Sandra Morrison

Lecturer

I learned so much from Sandra's classes this year, she put so much effort into her lessons and was so helpful and kind, thank you Sandra!

Sarah MacFarlane

Lecturer

Sarah has consistently been there for myself and the rest of the class from the start of the course and is always there when we need a chat or are struggling with the workload. She is very understanding and is one of the best lecturers I’ve ever had in my whole time as a student at Edinburgh College. Sarah is one of a kind.

Sarah MacFarlane

Lecturer

Sarah - I owe you a massive thank you! I don't know how I'd have made it through without your help! I appreciate it very much. Your class patter and kind nature really made a difference to my term at college. Thank you!

Sarah MacFarlane

Lecturer

I feel like Sarah truly believes in my ability, which I'm not very used to, and although it's taken a year I think I've got a bit of confidence back in my abilities as a student. Her feedback has always been incredibly helpful and fair, and it's helped me improve my skills. She knows how to use constructive criticism in a way that helped me do better. Being taught by people like Sarah made it hard to make the decision to finish up after my first year.

Sarah MacFarlane

Lecturer

Sarah has done her absolute best to help make lockdown learning as easy as she can and has made herself open to speak to regarding anything. Thank you so much!

Sarah MacFarlane

Lecturer

Sarah went above and beyond for all of us, and deserves all the lovely things

Sarah Simpson

Student

You're so thoughtful, caring and supportive. I honestly appreciate all the help and banter you have provided throughout the course! Thank you for being you and keeping me going ❤️

Scott Inglis

Lecturer

Scott has been really supportive with submitting things late and understanding of our situation. He made me feel relaxed and never rushed but still prompted me to get work done and checked in to make sure i was doing ok

Scott Inglis

Lecturer

Scott was really great. Explained everything really well. He made the students feel calm and relaxed

Scott McDonald

Lecturer

Thank you Scott, for always putting a smile on our faces, and making college life that little bit easier this year!

Sharon Hall

Lecturer

Sharon is really helpful and I feel she goes out her way to help anyone. So big thank you Sharon you're great!

Sharon Hall

Lecturer

Sharon has been amazing through all the online learning, making sure I am coping and understanding. Through difficulties Sharon has supported my learning, I just can't thank her enough. Thank you Sharon!

Shirley McCue

Lecturer

Shirley, you have been so understanding of my situation and trying to point me on the right track. Thank you for the help!

Shirley McCue

Lecturer

Thank you Shirley, for all the help getting through networking.

Shona Coyle

Lecturer

Shona was such a down to earth lecturer. I am what would be considered a mature student, and was very nervous about returning to studies and an academic setting. Shona took me for Recording Financial Information and has such a down to earth, and laid back attitude that it put me at ease from the very first class. She was so approachable and her teaching style was really centered around ensuring the students understood what was being taught. Thank you so much for everything!

Simon Oliphant

Lecturer

Thank you Simon, for always being so supportive, and seeing the best in people, and making a hard year that little bit easier!

Stephen Tyler

Lecturer

Steve helped immensely by writing my UCAS reference with very little time. He took the time to ask questions about it in order to make the best possible reference. Have really enjoyed his classes this year and has made online learning feel warmer and better connected. Thanks Steve!

Stephen Tyler

Lecturer

Stephen was always prepared and well organised. He cared about the individual approach and tried to go the extra mile so that we as students could benefit from it. Thank you.

Stewart Paterson

Learning Development Tutor

Stewart has been the best LDT I have had in my time at college, very supportive to all who needed it, very clear with his input and doesn't seem to mind you having to contact him about anything.

Stewart Paterson

Learning Development Tutor

In the hard unknown times you made sure everything was running smooth and we always know what's happening from week to week

Susan Bratby

Lecturer

Susan is an amazing lecturer. She helps make difficult topics easy to digest and understand and she is always on hand to help. Doing everything online has been less than ideal but Susan has been awesome with online classes and always ensures we have everything we need to do well in her class. All my success in this class I put down to Susan and her great teaching methods. Thank you so much!

Susan Robertson

Lecturer

Thank you Susan, you have had such a positive impact on myself through my course. As my lecturer and also LDT you have kept me going.
Being online due to current circumstances is very different and sometimes difficult and you were always there to talk for support, worries or any concerns no matter how small or little they seem. I really appreciate everything you've done for us!

Susan Robertson

Lecturer

Susan has made learning at home enjoyable, she is a great lecturer and ambassador for Edinburgh college!

Susan Robertson

Lecturer

You have made online classes to fun and interactive whilst genuinely educational. Your style of teaching is incredible and always makes me feel valued, appreciated and understood. You have incredible patience and have coped so well with the obstacles of this year. Couldn't have gotten through Graded Unit without you! THANKYOU Susan!

Susie Sutherland

Lecturer

Susie has always been there for the class, has been able to answer any questions we had, she has be reliable and trustworthy. She has also been very understanding and supportive of my personal circumstances and how it affected my course work.
I cannot thank you enough Susie and I don’t think you know how much you’ve put my mind at ease by being so understanding. Thank you Susie!

Susie Sutherland

Lecturer

I wanted to say a big thank you to Susie, for the help and support that she has given me during a very difficult year. Without it I wouldn't have been able to continue with my studies. Thank you Susie

Thomas Joseph Jones

Student

You have been there through the highs and the lows. You always there when I have needed support and guidance. I could not have made it through this year without you on the course. Thank you.

Tom Bain

Lecturer

They were very formal when it came to teaching and I felt like I knew exactly what I needed done when I had them and they where great support when I needed help with work. Also nice as well!

toni fullarton

Student

I want to say a big thanks to Toni as she has been there throughout. Thanks Toni

Tracey Livingstone

Learning Development Tutor

You keep me on track! and Just are a happy face to see every tuesday :)

Tracey Livingstone

Learning Development Tutor

Thank you for being a great LDT :)

Tracey Reid

Lecturer

Tracey has been a brilliant lecturer, my experience at Edinburgh college has been amazing and that is all thanks to her and the other lecturers!

Tracey Reid

Lecturer

Tracey has been such a fab teacher this year, she has been so helpful and kind and made classes interesting even over Teams, she went above and beyond to make sure myself and other students have all they need to study and personally really helped me. Thank you Tracey!

Veronica Davies

Lecturer

Thank you very much for all the support Veronica!

Wendy Sandeman

Lecturer

Wendy, I don’t think you realize it, but you were such a huge influence on me this year. You’ve made me so excited and passionate about the course. Thanks so much!

Wendy Sandeman

Lecturer

I want to thank Wendy for her time, nerves, support and comprehensive help during our studying.
Big thank you from me and from all our entire class!

William Robertson

Lecturer

William you were so positive and helpful. With all difficulties you gave me lot of support, help and smile even whe was hard. You are so professional with your job and always open to help. You are big college treasure and good example for all musicians!

Wojtek Gardela

Lecturer

Even though I have found this class extremely challenging at times, you have helped me keep things in perspective and challenged me to improve. Ps I have pronounced your name wrong most of the year - my apologies. Thanks for helping me get to the next adventure.

Yamilla Guisasola Almeida

Student

Yamilla has been an amazing class rep, putting all our concerns forward to the lecturers and she’s been a great help explaining what it is we need to do when folk are struggling to understand certain tasks! Thank you Yam

Zola Mcgoldrick

Student

I just wanted to say thank you for your help this year, it made a real difference