Alumni Services

2010s

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

Genevieve Allcott

An international exchange in California set Genevieve Allcott on a path into filmmaking and then theatre production. The 2015 Philosophy and Politics graduate is now executive director of Pennyworth Productions, a new writing company.

Faisal Mohammed

A desire to increase diversity in the fashion industry coupled with encouragement from tutors led 2013 graduate Faisal Mohammed to set up his own ethical men's clothing label, Cloh.

Laura Jones

By volunteering to produce a yearbook for her graduating class, Laura Jones got her first taste of designing a book, leading to her setting up her own publishing company, 404 Ink.

Vainius Glinskis

Committee member of the Edinburgh University Club of New York and recent economics graduate Vainius Glinskis tells us how he ended up in in the Scottish capital and describes his young career to date.

Bruce Thomson

Having recently completed an MA (Hons) degree in Scandinavian Studies, Bruce has gone on to win an Emerging Translator Mentorship funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Manon Haag

A graduate of our MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation, Manon is the marketing coordinator of the Africa in Motion film festival.

Joseph Gayeski

Joseph Gayeski
International politics, frisbees and ceilidhs: Joseph Gayeski's studies at Edinburgh made for an eclectic and fulfilling time.

Jim Fletcher

Jim Flecther
Florida-based property investor Jim Fletcher recalls the great cultural impact his time at Edinburgh had on him.

Aleta Phelps

Aleta Phelps
Aleta Phelps came to Edinburgh from Alaska, drawn to the University by its excellent reputation and the city itself.

Theresia Mina

Theresia Mina
Not only did Edinburgh provide Theresia Mina with the training and skills she needs for her career in clinical research, it also provided her first experience in a kayak.

Shweta Bhardwaj

Shweta Bhardwaj
Indian alumna Shweta Bhardwaj values the multi-cultural friendships she made at Edinburgh, and is now using her studies here to help those at risk of HIV.

Yann Tessier

Yann Tessier
Yann Tessier was already 15 years into his career in drug safety before he enrolled on an online masters at Edinburgh. That decision proved invaluable to his career progression.

Imogen Thomas

Imogen Thomas
Imogen quickly found a job in London after graduation, but after realising that office life in was not for her, she has now chosen a new path – teaching.

Deborah Holborn

Deborah Holborn
Deborah Holborn not only found her love of singing at Edinburgh, she also found her future husband.

Graeme Taylor

Graeme Taylor
Graeme Taylor was attracted to Edinburgh's place as a centre of finance, and has gone on to forge a career in wealth management.

Brandon Beech

Brandon Beech
Brandon Beech fell in love with Edinburgh during a weekend visit. His subsequent postgraduate degree that matched his interests perfectly built a link with Scotland that today is central to his career.

Tom Nash

Tom Nash
Tom Nash's role as President of the History Society taught him crucial skills that he has transferred to his role in marketing for Tesco.

Sherif Ayoub

Sherif Ayoub
Sherif Ayoub, an expert in Islamic finance, credits Edinburgh with deepening his thinking – and the creation of a book from his PhD. He just wishes he'd played golf while in Scotland.

Brian Allaway

Brian Allaway
Brian Allaway came to the University having been a firefighter in both Belfast and Edinburgh. He has gone on to publish a book that looks at gender identity and culture in the fire service.

Hannah Tulloch

Hannah Tulloch
Divinity alumna Hannah Tulloch tells us how she ended up with a career in digital marketing, and why displaying emotional intelligence is so important.

George Ashley

George Ashley
George Ashley tells us how his PhD prepared him for working life, and gives students advice on taking advantage of the University’s many opportunities.

Safieh Shah

After completing medical school in Pakistan, Safieh Shah was drawn to Edinburgh by its history and the Public Health masters for an opportunity to fully embrace research.

Ruiping Li

Ruiping Li's Edinburgh education gave her the edge when applying for jobs following graduation and offers strong wisdom to our current students.

Dr Chee Ching Chan

Two time Edinburgh graduate Dr Chee Ching Chan started out wanting to become a medical doctor but inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle he decided to follow a different path.