Alumni Services

Staff spotlight

A look inside the University to catch up with members of staff you might remember and current innovators in teaching, research and student life.

Sharing stories through media

Vicki Bell
Vicki relishes her role as Media Producer that sees her filming and recording the people and places that make up the University community. She's also been working on the new Sharing things podcast that brings together students, staff and alumni for conversation and storytelling.

Supporting online learners

Brian Burgon
Brian Burgon's role puts him in direct contact with the University's online learners, ensuring they receive an authentic Edinburgh experience from a distance.

Attracting talented students from North America

Sara Normand Cavalieri
Based in San Diego, Sara Normand Cavalieri's role ensures the University can recruit the best students from the west coast of North America.

Dedicated to staff and students

Hazel Christie
Dr Hazel Christie graduated from the University with a Masters in Geography, and now works to ensure students and staff get the most from teaching.

Enhancing the student-staff relationship

Cathy Bovill
Dr Cathy Bovill is an Edinburgh alumna who now works to improve the student experience through teaching.

Curating the history of Anatomy

Malcolm MacCallum
Alumnus Malcolm MacCallum's role at the University involves working with the history of the University's study of Anatomy, and the hundreds of strange and marvellous objects that go with it.

Empowering learners with computers

Eli Appleby-Donald
A sheer love of computers and a passion for teaching others has led Eli Appleby-Donald to a career as a learning technologist at the University.

A champion of online learning

Lauren Johnston Smith at Open Day
Lauren Johnston-Smith is behind marketing projects that support the growth of online learning at the University.

Continuing a fine legacy in chemistry

Jennifer Garden and Amanda Jarvis
We spoke with Dr Jennifer Garden and Dr Amanda Jarvis, joint holders of the School of Chemistry's Christina Miller Fellowship, about their career paths and current research interests.

Championing biodiversity and sustainability

Elizabeth Vander Meer
Dr Elizabeth Vander Meer's role in the department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability has seen her implement the University's climate change strategy while developing student projects with a focus on the environment and biodiversity on campus.

Step into the spotlight

Are you a current member of staff? Are you interested in sharing memories, research or teaching with our alumni community? Contact for more information or complete the short interview form below and return it to us at the same address.