The five alumni featured this month have all hit the heights in their field. Read about not one but two MBEs, a multi-award winning graphic novelist, winner of the Young Professional Award at the Women in Banking and Finance awards and a celebrated geneticist.
Shortlisted for this year’s Women of the Future awards and winner of the Young Professional Award at the Women in Banking and Finance awards, Business Studies graduate Sophie Baldry is flying high.
I remember travelling to Edinburgh for an open day before choosing it as a place to study and the sun was shining beautifully – I quickly learned that this is not normal weather for the city!
Carol Main MBE tells why she chose Edinburgh and how her degree, which focused on Music and English, helped her achieve her career aspirations.
I chose Edinburgh as it is a great city to live in and for the University’s reputation in Music and English.
Professor Prem Narain
An initial project working with flies in India sparked Professor Prem Narain’s lifelong passion for genetics and led him to Edinburgh where alongside his PhD and DSc he gained many fond memories of Scotland.
When one gets a chance to come to this University to study one becomes a part of [the University’s] legacy.
Award-winning journalist Melanie Reid MBE is the writer of Spinal Column, a weekly column about life as a disabled person following a horse riding accident. She shares her memories of happy times spent in a beautiful and mysterious Edinburgh.
I came to Edinburgh in the 1970s. Cold, austere, dark, Presbyterian Edinburgh, where the pubs only served half pints to women and shut at 10.30pm…I’ve never been happier.
Sean Michael Wilson
Sean Michael Wilson's time at Edinburgh led him to meet students from across the world, including someone from Japan, which happens to be where he now lives and works as an award-winning graphic novelist.
Student life made me more international and was my first chance to get to know people from outside of Scotland.
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