Composing film scores, writing novels and developing skincare products are some of the destinations that this month's alumni found themselves at after a few twists in their career journeys.
1978 arts graduate Stuart Black recalls his unconventional entry to university and the winding path to finding an enjoyable career in international development.
Mary Chamberlain studied Politics at Edinburgh at a point in history when students were a crucial part of political debate and protest. She tells us about being a founding member of the University's Politics Society and a career that has finally led her to her dream job.
Following a successful career as a pop music singer-songwriter and composer for theatre and TV, Aleksandra's aspiration to become a film composer led her to relocate from Serbia to study at Edinburgh College of Art. After graduation and a role as one of X Factor Adria's season 2 judges, Aleksandra achieved her goal and has now scored two features as well as multiple television shows.
Professor Gavin Reid reflects on balancing teaching, family life and research as an economics PhD student in the 1970s, playing flute in a blues band and approaching 30 years' service at St Andrews.
Emma Jayne Rozgowska
Emma Jayne took both her Chemistry masters and PhD at Edinburgh, particularly enjoying the collaborative work of the latter. She tells us how an initial career in teaching and starting a family has led to to a new life as owner of a skincare company.
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