Our March alumni all found inspiration at University, albeit in very different ways. From the physical streets of Edinburgh, to motivational lecturers and finding love at Teviot, student life offered it all.
Once Udita Banerjee got over the culture shock of Edinburgh’s ‘quiet’ streets, she found here the inspiration to write, travel and make Edinburgh her home.
As a cog in the wheel of the wider university alumni network, I feel connected and involved in the daily Edinburgh life.
Susan Cheyne used her summer holidays to explore career options through volunteering, and is reaping the benefits today in her job working with orangutans in Indonesia.
Without my experiences in Edinburgh, access to summer placements and the support of the staff I would not be where I am now – thank you!
Karen Hinton will be forever thankful to the local schools outreach programme which helped her to apply to University and saw her expand her horizons, introduced her to her husband and helped her to gain confidence.
I remember knowing that if I went into the library café, I’d definitely find someone I knew. I loved the camaraderie of the social science computing lab in the basement of AFB, especially when we were doing our dissertations.
Journalist John Lloyd has sound advice for current students based on his own experiences of life at Edinburgh and beyond.
I wanted to write the great Scottish novel; came to London, took a job as a nightwatchman in a warehouse, tried to write it, but didn’t.
Peter Paterson-Brown’s medical degree flew by in a whirlwind of inspiring teaching, cricket tours, Saturday dances, and daily lunches at the Union.
Our social life revolved round the Union. This was a male only establishment except for every Saturday evening when a very well attended dance was held and girls were extremely welcome.
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.