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Focus on wellbeing is key to ‘creating a big family’

Edinburgh College prioritises staff welfare after improvements to financial health

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It is nearly six years since the merger that created Edinburgh College, and it has not all been plain sailing since then. Following the merger of Stevenson, Jewel and Esk, and Telford colleges to form what is now one of the biggest FE institutions in the UK, the college underwent restructuring, with staff redundancies, and faced significant financial pressure from a multi-million-pound deficit. Like much of the sector in Scotland, it also endured strike action by staff, as well as the consequences of the reintroduction of national bargaining and the resulting increase in staff costs.

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