This month's profiled alumni come from various backgrounds and fields but they all share a desire to contribute to their communities, from news reporting in war-torn zones to inspiring the next generation of scientists in the Caribbean.
Nicola Aitken combined her love of history with the German language to take a joint degree at Edinburgh. She explains how that ultimately inspired her decision to follow a career that looks at how information is disseminated and how disinformation can become prevalent.
In 2020 Zia Barnard joined over 600 Edinburgh alumni who hail from the Caribbean. The Saint Lucian resident tell us about her time studying Biotechnology, the challenges of graduating during a global pandemic, and her hopes to inspire future academics from her home island.
John Davison's time at Edinburgh included a lot of rugby and the unexpected inspiration to study Persian. Both have stayed with him as he has pursued his career as a news journalist. He now manages a news bureau in Baghdad, a role that has made him reflect on global inequalities.
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Abraham Augustus Clemwood Fung-A-Fat is a retired medic from Guyana. Here he remembers his time as a student in 1960s Edinburgh and tells us about his many accomplishments since graduating.
Religious Studies graduate Luke Simpson recalls the dilemma of what to do after university, and the difficulties of graduating during the financial crisis of the late 2000s.
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