Being Edinburgh
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Past nominees' stories

Being Edinburgh is what our graduates are doing to enhance the world we live in. We spoke with a selection of the award's past nominees about their work, experiences and passions.

Connor: helping men face their mental health

Connor Spratt
Connor Spratt (Psychology 2020) writes candidly about his battles with an eating disorder while a student at the University, and how he used social media to help himself and other men who are experiencing similar issues.

Alan: volunteering in the community

Alan Brown
Alan Brown (Chemical Engineering 1970) has gone from IT professional to charity volunteer, serving his local community and its transport needs. He tells us about his time as a student, his career and what he gains from being a volunteer.

Anna: a rising star and role model

Anna Hart
Anna Hart (Electronics and Electrical Engineering 2018) was nominated by a fellow graduate for her commitment to inspiring the next generation of engineers. She tells us about her passion for developing this as well about her career so far.

Eoghan: using business for good

Eoghan Mackie
Eoghan Mackie (Law 1999) was nominated for his passion to do good by helping communities worldwide to address the challenges of their communities. He's done this by establishing the Challenges Group that promotes and assist social entrepreneurs in developing countries. We talked to him about it and his time at the University.