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Recent graduates talk about their experiences at the University, career choices and hopes for the future.

Shirley Pu

Pu Wei-hsuan
Shirley Pu spent four years studying Russian and History of Art and now works for a museum in Hong Kong. She is also President of the University of Edinburgh Alumni Club of Hong Kong.

Hannah Foley

Hannah Foley
Hannah Foley originally trained as a nurse before returning to education to study Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art - a decision that inadvertently led her to a career in writing and also back to nursing. She tells us about the challenges of working in the creative sector and why stories are important when working as a nurse.

Niels Peters Williams

Niels Peters Williams
Niels Peters Williams has always been fascinated by the relationship between governance and society, and, after graduating in International Relations in 2019, has spent time in both Kenya and Sri Lanka working on various United Nations programmes.

Nicola Aitken

Nicola Aitken
Nicola Aitken combined her love of history with the German language to take a joint degree at Edinburgh. She explains how that ultimately inspired her decision to follow a career that looks at how information is disseminated and how disinformation can become prevalent.

Agustina Solassi

Maria Agustini Solassi
Agustina is from Argentina and immediately fell in love with Edinburgh's beauty and architecture - perfect for her time studying Architectural Conservation here. She also has some sound advice for new graduates.

Yuanyuan Li

Yuanyuan Li
Yuanyuan made the most of her year in Edinburgh by taking part in diverse academic and cultural activities, and is now using the knowledge she gained at Edinburgh to advance English language learning in China.

Laura Young

Laura Young
Laura Young talks about taking advantage of opportunities and being prepared to take on any challenge, however uncomfortable.

Romesh Palamakumbura

Romesh Palamakumbura
Romesh Palamakumbura talks about geology as a lifestyle and how friendships forged during fieldwork trips are friendships for life.

Ariana Longley

Ariana Longley
Ariana Longley reveals how healthcare reform in the United States led her to study the Master of Public Health in Scotland, and how Covid-19 has impacted her work in a non-profit focused on patient safety.

Chris Ross

Chris Ross
British Citizen Award holder Chris Ross shares his unique route to university and how he's combining his love of football with his experience in community engagement and development.

Troodia Theodorou

Troodia Theodorou
Troodia Theodorou overcame language challenges to earn a distinction in her Masters in Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education and is now putting her knowledge into practice in Cyprus.

Charlotte Horler

Charlotte Horler
After studying for her degree in Politics, Charlotte went on to work for an ethical manufacturer in Kenya. It was here that she laid the foundation for her new carbon credit subscription service, Nula Carbon.

Janmejoy Mukherjee

Janmejoy Mukherjee
International Business graduate Janmejoy (Joy) Mukherjee reveals how educational treks, self-evaluation and focus helped him find his dream job in trade promotion.

Lucy Moran

Lucy Moran
2018 Business with Marketing graduate Lucy Moran helped to create the podcast 'Her Own Boss', designed to inspire young women to find their inner entrepreneur.

Dricile Ratib

Dricile Ratib
After studying for his MSc in Infectious Diseases at Edinburgh via online learning, Dr Dricile Ratib completed a PhD in Public Health and now splits his time lecturing and working for a humanitarian organisation.

Eleonore Blaurock-Busch

Eleonore Blaurock-Busch
German medical researcher Dr Eleonore Blaurock-Busch shares why she started the MSc in Creative Writing at age 75.

Elisabeth Feldstein

Elisabeth in the Meadows
Chemistry graduate Elisabeth Feldstein reflects on the opportunities she grasped as a student, from supporting women in STEM to co-founding a medical device start-up.

Kendra White

Kendra White in her winery
Winemaker Kendra White on moving to Australia, contributing to sustainable viticulture and keeping an open mind to seemingly random life experiences.

Timothy James (TJ) Hatter

TJ Hatter
International Relations graduate Timothy James (TJ) Hatter on his enthusiasm for serving the public and working with New York State's Attorney General.

Kirsty Dick

Kirsty Dick in Antarctica
1,000 Gentoo penguins, four humans and no running water: 2017 alumna Kirsty Dick reveals what it's like to run a historic base in Antarctica.

Tang Yi-Hua

Tang Yi-Hua at the seaside
Forensic anthropology graduate Tang Yi-Hua plays a role in helping people to see again through her works as a technician at the National Eye Bank of Taiwan.

Neha Gupta

Neha Gupta
Neha Gupta's masters programme helped her gain a new vision of finance and was a springboard to graduate positions at top finance firms in the UK and India.

Rachel Millar

Rachel Millar
After seven years producing major live events in the Middle East, Rachel Millar left for film school in the Big Apple and is now developing an unscripted true crime series and an LGBTQ+ short film.

Ian LeBruce

Ian LeBruce and his dog in Holyrood Park with the Crags in the background.
From developing video games to launching new ventures and heading up a branding agency, 2011 physics graduate Ian LeBruce isn't afraid to get out of his comfort zone.