Alumni Services

2010s

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

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.

Svetoslav Todorov

Pianist Svetoslav Todorov a BMus (Hons) graduate and current Royal College of Music student shares his recent work and memories from his time in Edinburgh.

Sophie Baldry

Sophie Baldry
Shortlisted for this year’s Women of the Future awards and winner of the Young Professional Award at the Women in Banking and Finance awards, Business Studies graduate Sophie Baldry is flying high.

Natalie Sanford

While studying at Edinburgh University for her Master's degree, Natalie Sanford was able to build upon her knowledge of global healthcare.

Arcellia Farosyah Putri

Rubbing David Hume's toe and lots of learning helped Arcellia Farosyah Putri succeed in her MSc Advancing Nursing Practice.

Dr Linda Nugent

Dr Linda Nugent recommends faking it and appreciates the peer and supervisor support she received whilst at University.

Man Sao Lo

Man Sao Lo applies the skills she had developed whilst at Edinburgh in her new role as Clinical Instructor in Macau, China.

Jon Parker

Jon Parker went from Astrophysics to event logistics and is currently working on the Olympic Games in Rio.

Paul Dhillon

After completing his medical studies, Paul Dhillon was looking for a chance to continue his medical training.

Pushpi Bagchi

Pushpi Bagchi MA Graphic Design gives advice to our 2016 graduates and tells us about her recent exhibition Migration Stories that explores the stereotype of migrants.