Biological Sciences


Welcome to the alumni pages for the School of Biological Sciences.

Find out how to stay in contact with the School and stay up to date with the School’s public events and research. We hope to create a strong, international community of graduates and former staff to share our successes and opportunities, so get involved by following the links on our Stay Connected page.


Over the years the structure of the school has changed in places, so if you’re not sure whether you are a graduate of Biological Sciences, please see the list of subjects we teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Undergraduate degree programmes

Postgraduate taught programmes

This is your alumni site and we hope you can get involved in making the community a lively and vibrant one. Please get in contact if you have any questions or suggestions about the School or our alumni - we would love to hear from you!

Craig Rutherford

Development Officer

  • School of Biological Sciences

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Stay connected

There are lots of ways to stay in touch with The School of Biological Sciences and the University of Edinburgh.

Get involved

Every year thousands of Edinburgh alumni become actively involved by helping the University in our various activities around the world.

Support us

There are a number of ways in which you can support the School, from one off donations and regular giving, to leaving a gift to the University in your will.

Shaping our future

Creating one of the world’s finest and most broad ranging concentrations of expertise in the life sciences field is the ambitious plan of The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

Alumni spotlight

Alumni from the School of Biological Sciences have gone on to succeed in a huge variety of careers. No matter where you end up in your career, there is always a benefit to remaining in contact with the School and the University.

Martin Mackay

Executive Vice President, Global Head of R&D - Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Alexis Heeren

Engagement Facilitator, The University of Edinburgh Sustainability Office.

George McGavin

Dr George McGavin studied BSc Zoology at the University of Edinburgh from 1971 to 1975. He went on to do a PhD in entomology at Imperial College, London, and to teach and research at The University of Oxford, before becoming a TV presenter and public speaker on Zoology and public engagement with science. We caught up with George between filming commitments.

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