‘Landmark’ day for new city college

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THE principal of Edinburgh College has described its opening as “a significant landmark” for education in the Capital.

The institution, which opened on Monday, was created by a merger of Stevenson, Telford and Jewel & Esk

More than 35,000 students are on its roll, with 1300 staff employed across the four main campuses – Granton, Sighthill, Milton Road and Midlothian.

Principal Mandy Exley said: “This is a significant landmark in the history of education provision in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

“By being bigger and better, we can combine strengths and resources to give our students high-quality skills that will allow them seize life-changing opportunities.

“We want to be an economic powerhouse for the Edinburgh and Lothian region – helping to drive growth and prosperity to benefit both the local and national economy.”