So you have finished your course at the University, now what ? This month our interesting and inspiring alumni reminisce about their time at the University and offer up some sage advice to our 2016 graduates.
Pushpi Bagchi, MA Graphic Design, gives advice to our 2016 graduates and tells us about her recent exhibition 'Migration Stories' that explores the stereotype of migrants.
It’s easy to get comfortable in our own niche groups, but the diversity at the university is
something to be embraced and celebrated.
Sarah Freeman studied English Literature and is now Head of Features for Yorkshire Post. It was during her time at the university that she learned to be proud of her love for poetry and to not spend summers in broom cupboards.
...it was in the brutalist tutorial rooms of David Hume Tower that I realised it was ok to admit to reading poetry for pleasure rather than to just pass exams and that being a bit bookish was something to be celebrated not embarrassed about. The degree certificate was nice, but that was priceless.
Dr Peter Harris
Dr Peter Harris reflects on his time spent in Edinburgh, including serving as a Vice-President for the Student’s Association, alongside giving some detailed and strong advice to current students who are looking beyond graduation.
There is no shortage of opportunities at Edinburgh but the onus is on you to take advantage of them.
Andrew David Keener
Grammy award winning producer, Andrew Keener, talks to us about how his time at Edinburgh educated him in the art of dealing with other people.
Edinburgh widened my musical knowledge and was also an education in dealing with
and understanding people – an essential for my job.
Elaine Thomson, a three time graduate, reminisces about her time at the University of Edinburgh and encourages students to get their inspiration from everywhere and anywhere.
Get out there and enjoy it in whatever way you choose – all that awaits you afterwards is death and taxes.
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