Alumni Services

Talking love on the phone

After talking to our alumni we think that Arthur's Seat might be Edinburgh's most romantic landmark.

Arthur#0027s Seat

It might be because Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but romance is in the air in the Development and Alumni office.

During the last student calling campaign, a team of almost 100 students called our graduates and, after a couple of days, started to notice a theme.

Sometimes it was a love of the city, often a passion for learning, but, most of all, the conversations revolved around falling in love with a fellow student.

Love is all around

According to a study, 25% of all university graduates meet their life partner at university, while nearly half (44%) begin lifelong friendships during this pivotal time.

Romance at Edinburgh

You can read more about friendships and partnerships forged at University in Edit magazine's regular 'Two of Us' feature. The latest edition includes William and Margaret (Margot) Cutting (nee Manderson) who met over a human leg pulled from a formalin tank.

Read the latest edition of Edit magazine

Seat is top spot

Arthur#0027s Seat

It was fond memories of Arthur’s Seat, and two proposals that took place on the summit, that leads us to believe that Edinburgh's very own extinct volcano is the most romantic spot in the city.

Do you agree? Is there another location on campus or beyond that hold a special place in your heart?

Email us your romantic location


Talk to current students

If you would like to talk to current students and share your love of Edinburgh, or if we missed you last time round, you can still get involved.

Our students will be calling our alumni from the 10 February 2014. Contact Tessa Birley on 0131 650 8119, or via the email address below, to arrange your call.