Alumni Services

July 2021

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.

Barav Barzani

Barav Barzani

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.

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Nicole Calleja

Barav Barzani

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.

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Rodrigo Escobar Holguín

Rodrigo Escobar

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.

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Michael Iveson

Michael Iveson

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.

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Stasha Healy

Stasha Healy

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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What's your story?

We're interested in the path you've taken since your studies at Edinburgh and want to learn about the challenges and highlights you've encountered along the way. Please send us your profile and your experiences could feature on our website and inspire today's students, as well as fellow alumni.