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10 things for September 2019

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

1. Events to celebrate Edinburgh Seven

Sophia Jex-Blake
1. Sophia Jex-Blake, one of the seven being honoured at special events

Do you know the remarkable story of the Edinburgh Seven? Join one of our autumn events to help celebrate these pioneering Edinburgh women as part of our 150 year anniversary celebrations to find out more.

8 October - A Fair Field and No Favour: a public lecture

9 October - Beyond the Edinburgh Seven: a public symposium

2. Principal unveils Strategy 2030

A view of Old College quad
2. An exciting vision for the next ten years

The University has unveiled its ambitious strategy for the next ten years and beyond. 

Strategy 2030

3. Tune in to Sharing things - a new University podcast

sharing things logo
3. A new podcast for Edinburgh people

Sharing things, our new podcast, launches on Thursday 26 September. The nine-part series will explore Edinburgh people and what makes them tick through a conversation between two people – whether student, staff or graduate. Episode one features guests Prince Chakanyuka and Kezia Dugdale who talk about staple diets, bringing diversity to politics, Gordon Aikman, childhood and more.

Sharing things podcast

4. Join us in Paris

4. Time to gather in Paris

Alumni are invited to attend an event in Paris on Thursday 10 October hosted by the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and taking place at Sorbonne University from 5.30pm until 8.15pm. The evening will include a drinks reception and a keynote speech by Professor Raja Chatila, Director of Sorbonne's Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics. If you would like to attend please email your details to 

5. University celebrates South Asia Week

south asia week
5. Join us for the University's South Asia Week

South Asia Week celebrates connections with the region and this year runs from 30 September to 4 October. This year there is a wide range of events, including film screenings, exhibition previews, musical performances and more.

South Asia Week

6. And then Africa Week

Africa Week
6. Putting Africa in focus

Africa Week celebrates the University’s engagement across the African continent, and takes place 24 - 30 October 2019.

Africa Week

7. Double win for Edinburgh at Scottish Varsity

varsity 2019 women
7. Edinburgh lift the Scottish Varsity Women's trophy

Edinburgh Women's and Men's teams gave dominant performances at the Scottish Varsity Matches to claim a double win against the University of St Andrews.

Scottish Varsity wins

8. Alumni gathering in Almaty, Kazakhstan

8. An event for alumni in Almaty

Join us for a joint alumni drinks reception with the University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde.

Almaty alumni gathering

9. Principal’s prizes reward student accomplishments

Principal's prizes reward student accomplishments
9. The Principal with prize-winners Estifaa, Muturi and Iona.

Eight Edinburgh students have been recognised for their inspirational achievements.

Student prize-winners

10. Upcoming careers events

Several employer information stands in the Pleasance Sports Hall at Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair with students and employ
10. Join us for careers advice

We have a number of careers-focused events coming up in October, including our flagship employers event, as well as vocational and industry-specific fairs.

Careers events


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