Alumni Services

10 things for September 2018

This month's essential news, events and opportunities for alumni.

1. We're coming to New York

New York
1. Save the date for the Big Apple

Save the date! Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal of the University, is hosting a special reception for alumni in New York at 6pm on Tuesday 13 November. Keep an eye on our regular communications channels for more information coming soon.

2. Alumna sends music to the moon

Katie Paterson
2. Artist and alumna Katie Paterson

Artist and alumna Katie Paterson has translated Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata into Morse code and sent it to the moon as a radio wave. And now you can listen to its return at St Cecilia's Hall.

Find out how

3. 1968 medics return

Medics 1968 50 year reunion
3. 1968 medics return to the University, with help from current students

On 11 September, Edinburgh Medical School was delighted to welcome back the MBChB Class of 1968 for a reunion to celebrate 50 years since graduation.

More about organising reunions

4. We're celebrating Elsie Stephenson

Elsie Stephenson
4. Elsie Stephenson became the University's first Director of Nursing Studies in 1956.

Dame Cathy Warwick - Chair of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service - will deliver this year's Elise Stephenson Memorial Lecture on the topic 'Transforming healthcare – are today’s leaders in nursing and midwifery up to the challenge?' on 9 October.

Book your free place

5. New alumni club for Singapore

5. A new club for Singapore

Following our event to celebrate the first anniversary of the University's office in south-east Asia, we're delighted to announce the creation of the Alumni Club of Singapore, with membership open to all alumni living in the area.

Visit the club's Facebook page

6. Lectures examine global challenges

our changing world 2018
6. Our Changing World lecture series returns

Shifting views on gender, inequality in the digital world and music’s role in development are some of the topics explored in an upcoming lecture series.

More information

7. A boost for Edinburgh creativity

Usher Hall art show
7. Edinburgh's creativity gets a data boost

An initiative that seeks to make Edinburgh a world-class centre for the creative industries has received a multi-million pound boost.

What will the funding be used for?

8. China launches the first low-carbon college

8. The new college is based near Shanghai

China’s first college for the study of low-carbon technology has opened with the support of experts from Edinburgh.

Find out more

9. Principal’s prizes reward success

Sir William Darling Memorial Prizes
9. The Principal and the prize-winners

Six students and a tutoring scheme set up for Syrian refugees have been recognised for helping to enhance the reputation of the University.

More about their prizes

10. Join us in Hong Kong

Hong Kong
10. Next stop, Hong Kong

Alumni are invited to join Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson for a special alumni reception in Hong Kong on Thursday 18 October 2018.

Find out more


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