Alumni Services

April 2016

As New College gears up for a summer party in June we highlight three divinity graduates, whilst also finding space for two former students who joined us for Pop Up India in May.

Utsava Kasera

Utsava Kasera

After thorough research, Utsava Kasera chose Edinburgh to study his MSc and tells us why his choice to study here is one of the best decisions of his life.

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I can proudly say that I am a strong advocate of telling people to choose Edinburgh for studying, as I not only got a degree but an experience to carry forward in my lifetime.

Russell Barr

George Russell Barr

Reverend Barr counts his time at the University as having had a profound impact on his life and shares his stories of being a student, from freezing peas to football.

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So whether academically or professionally Edinburgh University continues to have a profound influence on my life and ministry since my first tentative walk into the David Hume tower in 1972.

Graham Hutchins

Graham Hutchins

Graham Hutchins was so taken by Edinburgh after a year of study that he decided to stay on to complete his degree. He talks to us about interning at the Parish of St. Ninian’s and the journal he kept.

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I fell in love with Edinburgh!  Take advantage of your opportunity and avail yourself of all it has to offer. You will never regret it!

Margaret Forrester

Rev Professor Margaret Forrester

After retiring from the church, the pioneering minister Reverend Professor Margaret Forrester began a new career as a children’s author.

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I felt the most important thing is show you can do it – do all the work, keep your head and keep going.

Paramita Das

Paramita Das

Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art's MA in Film Directing, Paramita Das has  continued her work as a filmmaker and artist.

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Edinburgh is known as a refuge for the muses and indeed, it carved my path as an artist-filmmaker since graduating...

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