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Giving voice to alumni in the University community

A view of Old College quad
Through the General Council alumni have had, by statute, a continuing voice in the University’s affairs since 1858. In its values-led approach to continuing to deliver excellence in teaching, research and innovation with social & civic responsibility, the University’s Strategy 2030 clearly still sees alumni as integral to its community.

Birthday Honours for Edinburgh graduates

Christine Campbell
This year's Queen's Birthday Honours list has recognised 18 Edinburgh alumni. There's a real emphasis on community and the public good, with our graduate recipients working and volunteering in areas including refugee and asylum seeker education, multi-culturalism, and public education and assistance during Covid-19. We spoke with seven of them about their work and how their time at the University has influenced them.

What would you tell your 2020 self?

Graduates and advice to 2020 self
The Multi Story Edinburgh podcast has been telling the stories of our 2020 graduates and what it's been like for them to graduate during a pandemic. But if they could go back and meet the June 2020 version of themselves, what would they say to them?

Things to share

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Keeping alumni up-to-date with news, events and opportunities.

A spring message to alumni from the Principal

Principal Peter Mathieson
A special message for all alumni of the University of Edinburgh from Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor.

Making connections through alumni groups and networks

Alfio Puglisi
Relocating after graduation can be exciting and daunting in equal measure, but being part of a global alumni community of over 300,000 people means you are never far from fellow Edinburgh graduates. Several clubs, groups and networks exist around the world that organise social events and career networking opportunities specifically for Edinburgh alumni.

New Year Honours for Edinburgh graduates

Christine Campbell
The New Year Honours list has recognised 13 Edinburgh alumni working in industries as diverse as marine biology and researching the causes and effects of loneliness. We spoke with four of them about their work and how their time at the University has influenced them.

Birthday Honours for Edinburgh alumni

Alumni in birthday honours 2020
Alumni contributions to foreign policy, medicine, the community response to Covid-19, and work with survivors of sexual abuse have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2020.

What is it like to graduate in 2020?

Multi Story Edinburgh Podcast season one
We have all seen the headlines about cancelled internships, recruitment freezes and the prospect of a difficult and uncertain future - but these sweeping generalisations don't tell the whole story. What is it actually like to graduate during a global pandemic?

Reminder: General Council Business Committee nominations

A view of Old College quad
Are you interested in becoming a member of the General Council Business Committee? It's your opportunity to learn more about the working of the University at a time of change, and to guide the programme for the General Council, the alumni body that contributes to its governance.

Join the Principal and have your say

Principal Peter Mathieson
The next General Council Half-Yearly Meeting will be a virtual affair on Saturday 6 February 2021, and will see Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal of the University, presenting his Annual Report.

Giving voice to alumni in the University community: General Council Business Committee nominations

A view of Old College quad
The General Council, the official voice of the University's graduates, is seeking to elect five members to its business committee, offering graduates the chance to get involved in the work of the University.

Things to share - 26 August 2020

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Keeping alumni up-to-date with news, events and opportunities.

50 years on: a trailblazing teacher and race relations pioneer

Saroj Lal wearing a green sari standing by railings on Forth Street
Moray House graduate Saroj Lal (1937-2020) broke ground as one of the first Asian teachers in Edinburgh and one of Scotland’s pioneering race relations activists and equality campaigners.

Things to share - 12 August 2020

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Keeping alumni up-to-date with news, events and opportunities.

Prize reading: this year's James Tait Black Prizes

James Tait Black student readers June Lawrenson and Alice Rae
This year's prestigious James Tait Black Prizes will be held during the Edinburgh Book Festival's online programme - and alumni are invited to join. In anticipation of the event we spoke with two of the student readers who helped choose the nominees, and take a look at the shortlists.

You're invited to the Edinburgh Snap Reunion

Join the Edinburgh Snap Reunion - Photo of 2006 graduate Emily Cowall
Have you wanted to attend a class reunion but life, geography and logistics have always got in the way? Our Edinburgh Snap Reunion is for you!

The Edinburgh quiz round

Edinburgh view from the Crags with questions marks overlaid
Test your Edinburgh knowledge with these 10 questions. Perfect on your own or in a team - how many will you get right?

Location sleuth

Scrambled photo tiles with a question mark
You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to be a location sleuth. Can you guess where these scrambled campus photos were taken?

Podcast perspective

Sharing things, the podcast, returns for season two with seven new candid conversations between University of Edinburgh people.