This month is about graduates who have made the most of their academic lives at the University and whose professional foundations were laid as students in Edinburgh.
Sarah Ford-Hutchinson has hit the ground running with a Production Trainee Scheme at the BBC and the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability.
In true Lord of the Flies style we stripped off and skinny dipped in the Firth of Forth, then warmed up with a barbeque… only we’d left all of the meat in the fridge.
Regius Professor of Clinical Surgery O James Garden undertook the first successful liver transplant in Scotland and is now leading the establishment of a new institute for Edinburgh Anatomy.
My father was a well known orthopaedic surgeon in the West of Scotland medical community and had gone to Glasgow University but I just thought that Edinburgh seemed a much more attractive environment to study with an amazing history and tradition in medicine.
Mary Gavan, pure sciences and nursing studies graduate, is a self confessed collector of qualifications in alternative therapies and now shares her professional knowledge through storytelling.
I emigrated to Canada where I specialised in rehabilitation and palliative care, then both emergent areas of nursing in that country.
Malcolm Macleod has a long association with the University, from student to Rector and now as Chair in Neurology and Translational Neurosciences.
I met my wife – now Professor of Forensic Psychiatry – on a Medical Practitioners’ Union night out at Sneaky Pete’s in the Cowgate.
The modular structure of Aileen Reid's degree led her to courses in the architecture department, the first step in a journey that is now recording the complex evolution of London's built environment.
For such an important city, Edinburgh is also very liveable, as the centre is very compact and easy to walk around – I liked the way the university was integrated into the city, and not in a campus or student ghetto.
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.