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

Alumni couple on a roll

Ian and Angela of the Football Dice family
Ian and Angela are inventors of the pocket-size game Football Dice. They reveal the game's origins, describe how it can support learning and share their favourite games to play.

Solving crimes with soil

Find out how geography graduate Professor Lorna Dawson CBE pioneered the use of soil science in the criminal justice system.

July '18 bulletin

Alumni news briefing June 2018
Our alumni-oriented round-up of news, events and opportunities for June 2018, updated throughout the month.

Saying yes to opportunity

Emma Gill
Medical Sciences graduate Emma Gill tells us how receiving careers advice from alumni helped shape her career path, and why she now takes part in events aimed at current students.

Edit magazine celebrates community

Edit magazine logo
The latest edition of Edit magazine places a strong focus on the University’s community of students, staff and graduates, and throws the spotlight Edinburgh's local and global achievements.

Making a drama

Rosanna Hall and Brandon Shalansky
We spoke to two alumni who are forging successful careers as acclaimed playwrights. They told us about their education, work, and the role drama can play in modern life.

Insider look at the McEwan Hall Pathway to Enlightenment

As this popular campaign reopens for a final, limited time, we reveal how art students created the design concept for the Pathway by drawing on the University’s Special Collections.

Birthday honours for alumni

Lorna Dawson CBE
Fourteen alumni have been named in the Queen’s birthday honours 2018, including a soil forensic scientist, a conservationist in Mozambique, a director at the Scottish Government and former University academics.

June '18 bulletin

Alumni news briefing June 2018
Our alumni-oriented round-up of news, events and opportunities for June 2018, updated throughout the month.

Reap what you sow

Jo Watts
Dr Jo Watts earned her PhD in Astronomy from Edinburgh in 2000. She spoke to current candidates at last year's PhD Horizons event - taking place again on 6 June - and tells us why she feels it's important that alumni engage with students.

Instant Edinburgh

@edalumni on Instagram
Join us on Instagram @edalumni for 365 days of University of Edinburgh people.

A vision for Palestine's future

Yasser Khaldi
Yasser M. Khaldi (Urban Strategies and Design 2017) has taken the skills he developed at Edinburgh College of Art and applied them to a vision aimed at revolutionising urban planning and design in Palestine by 2050.

The joy of circus

Dea Birkett during her circus days.
At the age of 30, Dea Birkett (Politics and Philosophy 1981) ran away to the circus. She recounts her adventures, explains why we all need this art form in our lives and shares her top circus picks.

Your privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our alumni and keeping you informed of how your information is used.

May '18 bulletin

May 2018 news bulletin
Our alumni-oriented round-up of news, events and opportunities for May 2018, updated throughout the month.

A journey of musical discovery

Tom Arthurs
Performer, composer and sociologist Tom Arthurs (PhD Music 2016) describes his love of the improvised music scene and shares a jazz playlist specially curated for fellow alumni.

April '18 bulletin

Alumni news briefing April 2018
Our alumni-oriented round-up of news, events and opportunities for April 2018, updated throughout the month.

Be determined to succeed

Caitlin Stronach
Maths alumna Caitlin Stronach has been telling today's undergraduates to make the most of all the opportunities offered to them at University. She tells us about her time as a student, career as an actuary, and why she wants to help students.

The General Council: Scrolling through time

A graphic of the Main Library to promote Scrolling through time on 9th June
As the Main Library celebrates its 50th year, we look at how alumni will learn about its importance not only to our past and present, but also our digital future.

March '18 bulletin

Alumni news briefing March 2018
A distinctly alumni-oriented round-up of news, events and opportunities for March 2018, updated throughout the month.