Alumni Services



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

Alumna's motivation to inspire students

Emily Goetsch
In the latest in our series of interviews with alumni who take part in Alumni Insights event to advise current students, Emily Goetsch explains how her own experiences as a student have motivated her to inspire others.

Your chance to get involved

Stuart Macpherson
Interested in becoming a member of the General Council Business Committee? This is your opportunity to make a difference and become part of the governance of the University.

Event celebrates Pathway to Enlightenment

Detail from fresco on ceiling of McEwan Hall
Around 600 guests recently visited McEwan Hall to see their name on the Pathway to Enlightenment and explore the renovated Hall.

University prepares for Africa Week 2017

Africa Week celebrates the University's engagement across the continent, with events running from 26 October until 1 November.

Ambitious plan for alumni relations under new Director

Director of Alumni Relations Grant Spence, in Old College
The University has appointed a new Director of Alumni Relations, who has plans to develop an engaging and innovative programme with wide appeal and real impact.

Q&A: Liv gives reassurance to current students

Olivia Launmench
Liv Laumenech is a 2015 graduate of Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating, Criticism and now works as Public Art Officer in the Centre for Research Collections. She recently took part in the University's Creative and Cultural Careers Festival, offering advice to current students interested in her field of work. We asked her about the experience.

Spotlight on robotics at London event

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar
University supporters and Carlyle Circle members recently joined Edinburgh experts in London for an afternoon exploring robotics.

Alumni help welcome new academic year

Welcome week event and Andrew Forsyth
Several alumni have taken part in Welcome Week events aimed at marking the new academic year and welcoming new students to the University.

Strengthening our Shanghai community

An event in Shanghai organised by alumna Sherry Wang met great enthusiasm from the vibrant community of Edinburgh graduates in and around the city.

Three change management mistakes to stop making now

A man surveys research results
Ahead of his masterclass on leading strategic change, Professor John Amis shares his take on the common pitfalls to avoid.

Upcoming careers fairs

Several employer information stands in the Pleasance Sports Hall at Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair with students and employ
Recent alumni are invited to a series of upcoming careers fairs that will focus on an array of professions and sectors.

Why alumnus Rhys wants to inspire students

Rhys McKenna
Fashion graduate Rhys McKenna believes that current students can learn from his unique career path and choices, and has decided to share his wisdom with them at our Alumni Insights events. We spoke to him about his motivations and experiences.

Island life for dental couple

Amy and Scott Tulloch
Amy and Scott Tulloch met while studying at the Edinburgh Dental Institute. They now provide dental care for the majority of the population in Orkney, being committed to patient care in rural communities.

Q&A: alumna Jess Barrows on sharing tips with students

Jess Barrows
Jess Barrows graduated from Moray House School of Education with a degree in Applied Sport Science in 2016. Now a member of the team at Scottish Student Sport, we asked her why she now volunteers to advise current Edinburgh students.

Alumni and students in Fringe satire

Macbeth Kills the Duchess theatre poster
An amateur theatre group featuring seven alumni and six current students is bringing a wryly observed tragi-comedy to this year's Fringe Festival.

Club focus: Boston

Members of the Boston Alumni Club
From organising rugby matches and unique talks from scholars and Scottish poets, to sharing experiences, advice and stories with incoming students at University recruitment and pre-departure events, the Boston Alumni Club works to build a community that has something for everyone. We take a closer look at this thriving group.

Your guide to the James Tait Black Prizes

Photo of The James Tait Black Prize co-ordinators Mhairi Morrison and Rosaleen Nolan, both reading books
This year's nominees for the prestigious James Tait Black Book Prizes were chosen with the help of a team of student and staff readers from the English Literature department. Here they give a rundown of their picks.

Are aliens coming to eat your face?

Dr Adam Stevens and the planet Mars
Alumnus Dr Adam Stevens (Physics 2007, PGDE 2008) researches astrobiology at the University, and is answering that age old question: is there anybody out there?

Alumni in birthday honours list

honours for alumni
18 University of Edinburgh alumni were recognised in the Queen's birthday honours list.

The student and the professional

Vanessa Ombura and Josh MacAlister
Vanessa Ombura is a student of Civil Engineering, a MasterCard Foundation scholar and a recipient of the Edinburgh Award for Transformative Leadership. Josh MacAlister is an inspirational graduate of Social Policy and Politics who offered advice to the scholars at the awards ceremony. We spoke to both.