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

10 things for May 2019

10 things may 19
This month's essential news, events and opportunities for alumni.

A few of your favourite things

Edith Piaf
We love lists, so we have been asking alumni to tell us their favourite things about being a student at Edinburgh. The submissions have been varied, humorous and nostalgic, and offer a nice insight into the life of Edinburgh students over the past few decades.

Sharing the wonders of beekeeping

Members of the public wearing bee suits visit the Easter Bush Campus Apiary
Honey bees colonies at the Easter Bush Campus Apiary have delighted young visitors thanks to an alumni-funded grant.

10 things for April 2019

10 things alumni april 19
This month's essential news, events and opportunities for alumni.

Student writer quizzes alumna

Arusa Qureshi
Siddharthiya Pillay is a current student in the School of Social and Political Science, and she won this year's Cultural and Creative Careers Festival journalism competition. Part of her prize was a chance to work-shadow Arusa Qureshi - Editor of The List and an Edinburgh graduate of English Literature - and to interview her for Enlightened. Here's what she found out about life as an arts editor.

Alumni to explore African links

General Council Africa event 2019
In June, the General Council will host a special event to mark the University's connections to the African continent - past, present and future.

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.