Best enjoyed with a mince pie and perhaps a glass of sherry, our December profiles are a treat for the festive season.
Zoology graduate Charlie Bingham initially found it hard to apply himself academically, but hard work and staff support resulted in a degree that has led to his dream job as a producer and director.
Read Charlie Bingham's profile.
One of the most enjoyable academic experiences came through failing a zoology course and taking a social sciences course to make up the points. It fired a different part of my brain, attracted a different crowd of people and I really, really enjoyed it.
Former assistant principal and Great British Bake Off contestant Glenn Cosby still dreams of haggis, neeps and tatties and is returning to his former home in February for the Big Leap.
Then along came the Great British Bake Off and since then I have morphed into a baking demonstrator/tutor, part time charity worker and writer.
Dr Aseem Malhotra
Medical graduate, cardiologist and student guitar hero Dr Aseem Malhotra is now leading the campaign against excess sugar consumption.
In addition, I regularly undertake additional shifts as an Emergency Department doctor as I like patient contact and want to maintain the clinical skills that I learnt as a medical student and junior doctor.
Alumna and award-winning television journalist Kirsty Wark talks passion and career progression.
Through the graduate programme I joined the BBC in September 1976 straight from University and started as a researcher on Twelve Noon a daily programme on BBC Radio Scotland – I loved broadcasting from the get go and was lucky enough to have patient producers who showed me the ropes.
Professor Lesley Yellowlees
Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering, Professor Lesley Yellowlees talks indecision, women in science and why she is the University of Edinburgh through and through.
The University has given me fantastic opportunities - I think if you were to cut me through the middle like a stick of rock I would read 'University of Edinburgh'.
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