From 2020 graduates making the most of a challenging world, to retired graduates returning to education, our alumni community is richly varied - as this month's profiles show.
Originally from Iraqi Kurdistan, Barav Barzani came to Edinburgh to study International Relations. Immediately enamoured with the city, he credits his time as a student with revealing a better, more ambitious version of himself. He has now taken this positivity back home as he embarks on a career in local government.
To help realise her dream of becoming an educational psychologist, Nicole Calleja came to Edinburgh to complete an MSc in Inclusive Education. Now back in her native Malta, she reflects on her time at the University and returning to full-time work during a pandemic.
Rodrigo Escobar Holguín
After a long career in Columbian urban planning that saw him dealing with decision-makers at the highest national level, Rodrigo Escobar Holguín retired and returned to education, recently completing a philosophy PhD.
Following his Edinburgh degree in Economics, Michael Iveson has been studying for his Masters in London. He tells us about being the first in his family to attend university, and how the Edinburgh community has supported him in the past year.
US alumna Stasha Healy on tracing her Scottish roots, writing while travelling, and helping East Coast alumni to celebrate Burns Night.
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