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

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.

Jennifer Dick

Jennifer Dick
Masters graduate Jennifer Dick reveals how her academic background in Religious Studies has given her an advantage in her new career as a travel agent.

Keith Derrick

Keith Derrick making a speech
Creative Writing MSc graduate Keith Derick shares his onward journey in academia researching asexual characters in literature.

Laura Keogh

Laura Keogh
Laura Keogh, an expert in data protection law and space law, looks back on her LLM in Innovation, Technology and Law and the confidence it has inspired.

Anna Staudigl

Anna Staudigl
Anna Staudigl's interdisciplinary background in philosophy and economics has helped her build a career in finance in Vienna.

Janet Benson

Janet Benson
Digital Education graduate Janet Benson gained a new fascination for game-based learning and no shortage of funny anecdotes during her online MSc studies.

Erangi De Costa

Erangi De Costa
Masters graduate Erangi De Costa reveals how her Edinburgh studies helped to fast track her career as a product manager in Sri Lanka.

Ovais Yazdani

Ovais Yazdani making a speech
Passionate educationalist Ovais Yazdani shares his vision for creating an accessible, pluralistic and egalitarian education system in Pakistan.

Nicholas Moreau

Blacksmith Nick Moreau in his forge
Blacksmith and conservation economist Nicholas Moreau reveals how grasping opportunities inside and outside the classroom sparked his unique career trajectory.

Sindhu Rajasekaran

Sindhu Rajasekaran reading her book 'So Let it Be'
Storytelling is key to the many strands of Sindhu Rajasekaran’s career, including writing short stories, producing films and crafting corporate communications.

Lawrence Brown

Lawrence Brown at a corporate event.
Lawrence Brown has carved a unique path with his expertise in veterinary medicine. Today he combines running an animal health consultancy and supporting the UK Government, whilst pursuing a part-time MBA at the University's Business School.

Mary Pan

Mary Pan
Mary Pan was already a seasoned executive when she took the online LLM in Medical Law and Ethics. The President of the Singapore Alumni Club shares how her Edinburgh education has expanded her perspectives in the dynamic healthcare sector.

Tessa Fiorini Cohen

Tessa Fiorini Cohen
Freelance science writing, teaching and lecturing, plus a full-time post in the pharmaceutical industry combine to make up Tessa Fiorini Cohen's multifaceted career.

Erin Bertram

Erin Bertram standing in front of a brick wall
2017 alumna Erin Bertram shares her post-graduation adventures and reveals how studying literature has helped her succeed in a PR and digital communications role.

Erin McFadden

Erin McFadden
Days after submitting her MSc Marine Systems and Policies dissertation, Erin McFadden embarked on a new career path as part of the Frozen Planet II production team with the BBC Natural History Unit.

Nick Doman

Nick Doman next to an advert for Ocean Bottle
Nick Doman reflects on his "unorthodox" path from history student to co-founder of sustainable reusable bottle company, Ocean Bottle.

Melissa Moncrieffe

Melissa Moncrieffe
PhD Education graduate Dr Melissa Moncrieffe founded a global education business that provides programmes and services for youth and young professionals.

Jokha Alharthi

Jokha Alharthi headshot
Man Booker International Prize 2019 winner Jokha Alharthi found herself in a "literature paradise" while pursuing her PhD at the University of Edinburgh.

Thomas Xuan Meng

Thomas Xuan Meng
Dr Thomas Xuan Meng's positive experience of the emergency services in Scotland led him to volunteer as a special constable.

Gerry Reddy

Gerry Reddy
Attracted by the scientific and policy aspects of Edinburgh's MSc Carbon Management, consultancy director and alumnus Gerry Reddy returned to the University as an online student.

Kelvin Momanyi

Dr Kelvin Momanyi
Online learning enabled Dr Kelvin Momanyi to put One Health concepts into practice in real time while working at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi.

Ahmed Hamam

Ahmed Hamam with New College in the background
Medical doctor Ahmed Hamam took a career break to pursue an MSc in Science and Religion. Over the year-long programme his peers became like a family during rigorous intellectual debates.