Development and Alumni

How you can help us

We promote the benefits of staying connected with the University to current and former students and need your support and assistance.

You can help us

The student experience

We continue to develop ways for our alumni to enrich the student experience. This includes:

  • encouraging alumni to enhance the University‚Äôs teaching and research,
  • strengthening the professional prospects of current students by offering career advice,
  • sharing expertise,
  • and providing work placements.

Please contact us if you have any of the following:

  • Examples of alumni involvement with your school that can be used as best practice.
  • Candidates for career focused alumni interviews that can be used to inspire current students.
  • Suggestions for work placements.

Lifelong community

We have alumni groups and clubs all over the world, run by local volunteers. If you are travelling on University business, please let us know if you may be willing to meet with alumni. This is a great opportunity for alumni to hear news and updates from a University representative.

Read more about our lifelong community

Help us to celebrate alumni achievements

We showcase and celebrate the achievements of our alumni, to inspire the next generation of Edinburgh graduates. Please get in touch if you know of alumni who may like to feature in our monthly, electronic newsletter or printed publications.

Edit Magazine and supplements

Edinburgh Friends magazine and supplements


We help alumni get together with their peers to celebrate milestone anniversaries. Alumni are often keen to visit their former department, and meet with current staff. Please get in touch to find out how you can get involved.

Read more about alumni reunions

The Alumni Register

Many schools and departments maintain close relationships with their alumni and there will be many instances where the department has contact details for their alumni where Development and Alumni does not. Regular updates from your department will ensure the Alumni Register is kept up to date.

Read more about the Alumni Register

Help us develop services for the Alumni Portal

We are always looking to enhance our suite of services to alumni and welcome input from other university departments and external suppliers regarding additions to the MyEd Alumni Portal.

Read more about the Alumni Portal

Get in touch

Find out more about how we can help by contacting our dedicated Alumni Manager for Schools & Colleges, CJ Cochran.

CJ Cochran

Alumni Manager, Schools & Colleges

  • College Advancement
  • Development and Alumni

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