This month we feature a wonderful variety of alumni from throughout the decades. From a 1970s business graduate who now works as a wealth mentor, to a deep-sea diver who graduated in Geography in the mid 1990s, our five alumni reminisce and share stories of their time at Edinburgh.
Wealth mentor Diana Chambers discovered her love of mountains while living in Scotland and remembers fondly a frequent visitor to her shared flat, the actor Robbie Coltrane.
I was grateful to keep some of my Edinburgh connections after I moved to Washington, DC, because of the opportunity to meet visiting lecturers and participate in alumni events.
Former deep sea diver and Geography graduate Bill Chilton has no regrets and thinks you shouldn't have any either.
I can imagine nothing worse than thinking in later on in life: “I really wish I had had been brave enough to give that a go”.
Eve Clark, Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University, was drawn to the science of language from an early age having grown up speaking English and French. She shares her many memories of living and working in Scotland.
Find out what you enjoy doing, the kinds of puzzles you enjoy, and look for settings where you can do this.
After completing medical school in Pakistan, Safieh Shah was drawn to Edinburgh by its history and the Public Health masters for an opportunity to fully embrace research.
From setting up databases to track the global Ebola epidemic to helping research-based advocacy against sexual violence in India to helping manage the influx of refugees in Greece, I have been able to apply the confidence and compassion I learnt at Edinburgh to each of these global issues.
Dr Idris Ahmed Yagoub was nominated by the British government to come to the University of Edinburgh from Sudan and shares how his time in Scotland has had a profound impact on his life.
Being a graduate of the University of Edinburgh is a valuable thing that makes able to contribute very positively in your society. It will also make you have a great love for every human being irrespective of his colour or religion.
We are interested in the role that the University has played in your life, either directly - in terms of skills and knowledge - or indirectly, via friends, experiences or chance encounters. Please get in touch and you and your experiences could feature on our website.