Learn how these five graduates have navigated careers in TV production, screenwriting, firefighting, finance and business.
BAFTA-winning senior producer Colin Farquhar reflects on grasping student opportunities, helping to set a Guinness World Record and enjoying the adrenaline kick of live television.
I’m now a BAFTA-winning senior producer who specialises in live event, music and entertainment productions for a number of different broadcasters including the BBC and ITV.
Alongside being a full-time firefighter, physiology graduate Tara Lal is a mental health advocate, PhD researcher, author and surf boat rower.
If anyone had told me back in 1994 when I left Edinburgh that I would move to Australia, write and publish a book, become a firefighter, undertake a PhD and represent Australia at 47 years old, I would never have believed them.
Football was central to Neil Forsyth's student life and the focus of his first writing job. Since moving on from match reports, he has established a successful career writing for TV and film and is known for creating the sitcom character Bob Servant.
I wanted to be a writer, but my only experience was writing for a Dundee United fanzine as a teenager.
When Susan Jackson isn't thinking about sports, the chartered accountant and three-time Commonwealth Games athlete is helping to run a homes developer in Fife.
Other than graduating, my proudest University of Edinburgh moment has to be when I was inducted into the University Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.
Business graduate Mark Everard combines working in the housing sector with leading an ambassador group for a charity supporting children with cancer worldwide.
Over the past few years I have become heavily involved with World Child Cancer, heading up their Ambassador Group which seeks to raise money to support children with cancer, and their families in some of the poorest areas of the world.