Alumni Services

Inside India

As part of the University’s Pop Up India programme, alumni joined academics, staff and friends in India in February.

India alumni reception 2016

Pop Up India 2016 saw experts in medicine, science and the humanities from the University of Edinburgh present a series of public lectures, academic events and workshops in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune and Rajasthan.

Building awareness

Designed to build awareness of the University’s academic, teaching and research partnerships and to explore commercial opportunities, Pop Up India also provided a great opportunity to reconnect with some of our 1,300 India-based graduates at alumni receptions in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

The Pop Up India 2016 blog provides first-hand accounts from key participants including posts from Professor Neil Sargison from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Professor Wilfried Swenden, Senior Lecturer in Politics, and Professor Neil Robertson from the School of Chemistry.

Read the India blog

Edinburgh experiences

Pop Up India

Amazing, life-changing and inspirational are just some of the words graduates used to describe their time at Edinburgh at our alumni event in Delhi hosted by the British Council.

The reception, as well as an opportunity for alumni to share memories and forge new partnerships, featured a number of special guest presentations including an address from the UK’s Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire MP, alongside talks from the Principal, Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea, Richard Everitt, Director of Education at the British Council, Andrew Soper from the British High Commission, and Carbon Management graduate, Nisheeth Srivastava.

Each provided a different perspective on the University’s relationship with India, the value of an Edinburgh education and the future of the knowledge economy.

Making an impact

The three events also highlighted the impact that our graduates are making across a diverse range of fields and industries - from journalism to environmental sustainability, electrical engineering to film-making.

It has been wonderful to meet so many alumni this week, hearing their stories of Edinburgh and about where that experience has taken them.

Rachelle NorryHead of Alumni Engagement

What is your story?

We realise that not everyone could make it in person and so would like to extend the event digitally by inviting graduates based in India to share their memories and experiences by completing an alumni profile.

There are currently more than 300 Indian students studying at Edinburgh this academic year and your stories can inspire, encourage and motivate. Please complete the form below and return it to us by email to

Related links

India blog

Centre for South Asian Studies

Edinburgh India Institute