Alumni Services



All the latest news and regular updates from your alumni community.

10 things for March 2019

This month's essential news, events and opportunities for alumni.

10 things for February 2019

10 things know you need to know; February 2019
This month's essential news, events and opportunities for alumni.

Share your words

Introduce us to a word in your language (other than English) and help us showcase the linguistic diversity of our alumni. It could even appear in the next Edit magazine.

A life in the arts

David Gothard; a Riverside Studios programme;  a Riverside Studios press release
Fifty years into his career in theatre, cinema and the arts, David Gothard CBE (MA Mental Philosophy 1969) reflects back on influential teachers, new ways of thinking, and bluffing his way to success.

Hunting MicroMonsters

Hunting MicroMonsters team members
Alumni funding has enabled PhD students to travel deep inside the Scottish Highlands to study microorganisms in two lochs and produce a documentary.

General Council: be involved

There are several upcoming opportunities for alumni to be involved in the activities of the General Council - the official voice of graduates at the University.

10 things for January 2019

10 things alumni January 2019
This month's essential news, events and opportunities for alumni.

Queen's New Year's Honours for alumni

A past MasterChef winner and restaurateur, a cognitive ageing researcher and a theatre director are among graduates named in the Queen’s New Year's Honours 2019.

Your snow stories

Snowflakes created from motifs of subject-related items - cameras, paintbrushes, test tubes, microscopes.
We asked for your anecdotes concerning the cold stuff and you responded with dramatic escapades, joyful encounters and stories about work and play.

There and back again

Canadian Dr F H Kim Krenz, aged 98, shares his tale of coming to Edinburgh to study chemical physics in the 1950s and getting his PhD at the second attempt.

Edinburgh’s leading women

Eleri Connick and Ann Smyth
1970s alumna Professor Ann Smyth and 2018 graduate Eleri Connick share notes on their leadership roles with the General Council and Edinburgh University Students’ Association.

General Council Meeting and Lunch

Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal of the University, will present his Annual Report at the next General Council Half-Yearly Meeting on 16 February.

10 things for November 2018

Alumni news briefing November 2018
This month's essential news, events and opportunities for alumni.

General Council seeks committee members

Stuart Macpherson
Alumni are being given the opportunity to learn more about the workings of the University, and to guide the programme for how the General Council contributes to its governance, by becoming members of the Business Committee.

Hermione's platform for change

Hermione Taylor
Biology graduate Hermione Taylor is the co-founder of Do Nation, an online platform that allows users to make personal pledges that could help make a difference in the world. We spoke to her about her journey to success, discovering her sporty side, and the advice she would give current students.

First World War remembered

Still image from the film The Battle of the Somme showing a staged attack
As the centenary of the end of the First World War approaches, we highlight a public lecture and social media campaign to remember the fallen, as well as alumni involved in wider commemorative initiatives.

10 things for October 2018

10 things you need to know for october 2018
This month's essential news, events and opportunities for alumni.

Exploring sustainable fashion in India

Students on a field trip to India
This summer, students visited India to unpick the threads that form the country’s $200bn textile industry in a trip supported by alumni donations.

10 things for September 2018

ten things for alumni september 18
This month's essential news, events and opportunities for alumni.

Aiding Change

Aiding Change team members and beneficiaries
Learn how alumni donations have enabled a student-run social enterprise to improve lives in Ghana through solar-powered hearing aids.