The biggest student-led festival, Edinburgh Colleges Festival, proved to be a great success with over 4,000 people attending and over 1000 students showcasing their talent.
Edinburgh’s Telford College, Jewel & Esk College and Stevenson College Edinburgh proved they can work together with the festival programme featuring an impressive 43 events over a six week period.
Brian Lister, Interim Principal for Edinburgh College, said: “This year’s festival has been a huge success, not only in terms of its size and scale, but the fact that it demonstrates the potential of the Edinburgh College, for offering one of the biggest and best further education facilities.”
Regarding the event and the future merger of the three colleges to form Edinburgh College, Brian seemed confident, commenting:“The merger of the three colleges has the interest of the students at its heart and so it made sense that we brought together the collective talent of the combined student body for the Festival.”
The merger will help strengthen and grow the further education offering across Edinburgh and the Lothians and Brian also commented: “We look forward to building upon the success of this year’s event in years to come and not only make next year’s event even bigger and better, but ensure that the positive and collective hard work of all three colleges is taken forward under the Edinburgh College brand.”
Feedback about the festival from an online survey was extremely positive and revealed that 100% of people would like to see an Edinburgh Colleges Festival in 2013.