Alumni Services

New graduates

When you graduate, you enter the next phase of your University of Edinburgh life, as you join our global alumni community. Membership of this network comes with a range of benefits and opportunities.

We can help you stay connected with the University and with your fellow alumni, enabling you to benefit from each other’s experience. We can also support you in building your own networks and forging new relationships.

We offer new alumni help with professional development, careers advice, entrepreneurship, further study and more. You can keep in touch with us and each other via our alumni magazine, website, email newsletter and social media channels. We seek to keep you up to date with the University’s research and teaching agendas and we hope you will continue to play a role in our work.

Benefits and opportunities

Platform One

A new online meeting place where University of Edinburgh students, alumni, staff and volunteers can share information and support each other.

Join Platform One

Careers support and professional development

Graduates get full access to the Careers Service for two years after graduation. We also support your professional development and a range of continuing education opportunites, from free MOOCs (online courses) to on-campus short courses and executive education.

Careers support and professional development 

Global alumni clubs and networks

We have clubs and networks across the world, offering social and professional support.

Global alumni clubs and networks

Alumni card

The alumni card is your gateway to a range of alumni benefits and services including gym membership and exclusive discounts. Find out how to apply for your alumni card. 

Alumni card

Online journals and resources

Alumni are entitled to access a wide range of online academic journals and e-resources.

Online journals and resources

Support for graduate entrepreneurs

For two years after graduation, alumni are eligible to receive entrepreneurial support and advice from Edinburgh Innovations.

Entrepreneurship support


Alumni are entitled to use the University’s libraries completely free of charge.

Library access

Tuition fee scholarship

The University offers a 10% scholarship in postgraduate degree tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree. (Please note some programmes are excluded.)

Tuition Fee Alumni Scholarships

Join us online

Keep up to date with the University on social media.

Online community


We aim to keep you informed about the University and your fellow alumni through our website and publications including our annual alumni magazine Edit and our monthly email newsletter Enlightened.


More benefits

Events, access to the student union, discounted gym membership and a lifetime email account are just some of the benefits of becoming an alumnus.

Alumni benefits

Update your details

Keep your contact details up to date and ensure you don’t miss out.

Alumni portal

The big picture

You can find out more by visiting the full alumni website.

Visit alumni website