The University of Edinburgh is your community. It's a place where you will always belong and somewhere you can find people - whether other alumni, staff or students - who are ready to support, inspire and encourage you. The community includes over 300,000 of your fellow graduates, and there are a number of things you can do to stay connected with them and the rest of the University.
Now is the perfect time to make sure your details are up-to-date in the MyEd Portal. You can continue to use it after graduation and you'll find new content there that's tailored to your new alumni status.
Keeping your contact details up-to-date also means that the University can keep in touch with you with relevant newsletters - including Enlightened, the monthly digital publication specifically for alumni - events and opportunities.
The Edinburgh alumni community is very active on social media, with conversation, nostalgia, opportunies and stories being shared on a daily basis. You can join in on these channels:
Important notice: Without the traditional photo opportunities graduation ceremonies provide, we know there will be a temptation to share images of your degree certificate on social media with friends and family instead to celebrate your success. But we want to warn you of the dangers of doing so. Logos, crests, signatories, stamps, holograms and wording are unique to each university and certificate designs change annually to help prevent forgeries. By sharing these features publicly, counterfeiters can copy them and produce fakes. Help prevent forgery and degree fraud by keeping your certificate safe from the hands of fraudsters.
In your first year as a new graduate you will receive Multi Story Edinburgh, our newsletter especially for the Class of 2021 that includes careers news and opportunities, stories from your fellow graduates, and links to relevant resources.
There's also an accompanying podcast in which we talk to our new graduates about how things are going, or not going, for them.
As a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, you are joining a global community of over 300,000 people that brings with it the chance to make connections and seek opportunities all over the world. Find a club in your city, or a network with particular interests - you are never far from Edinburgh, wherever you are in the world.
Sharing stories, recognising achievement and getting to know our university community - that's the essence of Being Edinburgh, the alumni award that was relaunched in 2019 after input from current and former students.
They talked to us about a desire to know more about individuals whose lives and achievements are not necessarily well known, but whose stories should be shared and celebrated. People who are making a difference in ways that aren't always visible, but whose actions positively affect others. You can find out more about the award, the inaugural winner and how to participate in the future on its dedicated website:
You may have finished your studies at Edinburgh, but you can still take advantage of certain campus facilities that can help you on your journey after graduation - including library and gym memberships, free on-campus WiFi, and access to Edinburgh University Students' Association venues.