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

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.

The University and Europe: an update

Flag of the European Union
Helen McMillan, Regional Director for Europe, on seeking the best outcome post Brexit and how the University will always remain a place of welcome, of excellence and of opportunity.

Anatomy of student life

Student Ali Khan
Chemical engineering student and scholarship recipient Ali Khan talks to us about making the most of every opportunity.

August '18 bulletin

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

Racing to the top

Edinburgh University Formula Student race car
Edinburgh students have taken first place at the UK’s first driverless race car competition thanks to an alumni-funded grant.

Creative challenge in European languages

Students and staff behind BABBLE
Alumni funding is giving students an opportunity to develop and practise their creative writing skills in European languages.

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 - July
Our alumni-oriented round-up of news, events and opportunities for July 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.