This November we feature an eclectic mix of alumni who have all found inspiration in very different ways.
Two time Edinburgh graduate Dr Chee Ching Chan started out wanting to become a medical doctor but inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle he decided to follow a different path.
[Wearing a kilt to the graduations] was a once-of-a-life-time experience that I could not get anywhere else in the world!
Anna Fraser originally came to Scotland as a Czech immigrant in 1968. Following the Soviet invasion that year, Anna stayed on at Edinburgh and hasn't looked back since.
This is the best time of your life...so make the most of your time here.
Liritzis Ioannis' time in the Athens of the North made him realise his desire for academia and gave him an education in Scottish dance.
My original dream to work on research and education and discover methods and phenomena that will help science and humanities came true; thanks to the strong educational background I obtained from Edinburgh...
Quinn Simpson fell for Scotland during a trip from her native Canada to Port Glasgow, her father's birthplace, and remembers the life changing volunteer work she did alongside her studies.
As an alumnus, my advice is to study what you are most curious about and constantly ask yourself 'What interests me?'
Pianist Svetoslav Todorov a BMus (Hons) graduate and current Royal College of Music student shares his recent work and memories from his time in Edinburgh.
Dream bravely and work extremely hard...
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