Alumni Services

45 years later

45 years since graduation, two groups of alumni revisited the departments that shaped their student lives.

Nursing reunion

Twelve nurses from around the UK and as far away as Canada gathered in Edinburgh last September. The group met with Tonks Fawcett and Charlotte Clark from Nursing for afternoon tea in the department.

The nurses who learnt it all

The group were able to share memories with Win and recollect the various career paths of the group to such diverse areas as international development, education, research, management and midwifery.

They were one of the first groups to complete the Integrated Nursing Degree and they benefited from the chance to take subjects outside of nursing such as philosophy, social science and psychology.

The group also enjoyed a drinks reception and dinner at Salisbury Green Hotel after an afternoon stroll around the new Quartermile development, the previous home of the Royal Infirmary.

Such a good feeling coming back together again.

Economics over time

September 2014 was a popular time for reuniting, as 13 economics graduates met up to catch up, look back and learn about current teaching in the department. Professor Josef Sakovics hosted the group, who were amazed to hear of the expansion of the department and the huge output and research that economics currently undertake.

Edinburgh revisited

The second day of the reunion saw the group take a tour with a current student, revisiting former University and city haunts. The weekend ended on a grand note, with a dinner in the Raeburn Room of Old College.

It was surprising how well we seemed to get on after so long. Roll on our 50th anniversary in 2019!

Bill BuchanReunion Organiser