Final students graduate before college merger

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THE final students to graduate from three of the city’s biggest colleges will do so in a series of ceremonies this week – marking the end of an era and heralding the arrival of a new Edinburgh College.

More than 900 students from Telford College, Jewel & Esk College and Stevenson College will attend separate ceremonies at the Usher Hall over the next few days.

The graduations come ahead of the merger between the three colleges, which will take place on Monday. The new Edinburgh College will become the largest student body in Edinburgh, accommodating more than 35,000 students.

Brian Lister, interim principal of Edinburgh College, said: “Graduation is always a special time, as it gives us a chance to celebrate the various achievements of all our 
students.

“But this year they have greater significance, as these students will be the last ever to graduate from each college.”