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September 2013 | Alumni Profiles

This month we celebrate the best of British, from manufacturing to James Herriot, whilst also embracing a Canadian with very Scottish interests and the composer of an opera about a Polish freedom fighter.

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.

A Canadian with decidedly Scottish interests, Kirsty Duncan’s decision to complete her PhD at Edinburgh was a no-brainer. She tell us how, twenty years later, she is now sitting in the Canadian House of Commons.

After attending a presentation at a graduate recruitment event, Charlie Kennard found himself on a career path that has led him to be involved in supplying education for children in both East London and Malaysia.

Co-founder of the Edinburgh University Industrial Society and Queen’s Award for Enterprise recipient, George Makintosh, tells us how to become a British industry success story and why he hopes his story inspires others to do the same.

A graduate of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Kate Richards has gone from farm vet to government advisor. With her memories of Edinburgh still close to her heart, she reminisces about ladies’ rugby, the Meadows and feeling a bit like James Herriot.

Chemistry tercentenary opera composer, Julian Wagstaff, talks to us about being a fresh-faced mature student, a close call with the Cheerleading Society, and why there are no rules when it comes to your career.


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