Development and Alumni

How we can help you

We can help schools and departments stay closely connected with graduates, enabling alumni, staff and students to foster mutually beneficial relationships.

We can help you

Alumni benefits and services

We provide a cohesive programme of benefits and services to advance the personal and professional development of our graduates.

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Advice and guidance

Our alumni help to enhance our position as one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. We can help schools and departments stay closely connected with graduates, enabling alumni, staff and students to foster mutually beneficial relationships.

We can provide a range of advice and guidance, and share best practice. Partnering with other departments allows us to maximise resources and opportunities, and we welcome close liaison to ensure a coordinated and effective approach.

Funding

Student Experience Grants are one-off contributions of up to £5,000 to support innovative projects and initiatives that will enhance students’ social, academic, intellectual, entrepreneurial, sporting or cultural development. You can apply as a member of staff provided your application has a student co-applicant and demonstrates active student involvement in the project.

Student Experience Grants are made possible by alumni of the University thanks to their donations to the Edinburgh Fund.

Read more about Student Experience Grants

Contacting alumni

Development and Alumni (D&A) manage and maintain the Alumni Register, the sole source of accurate and authenticated information regarding graduates.

Read more about the Alumni Register

Communications channels

We also publish a monthly electronic newsletter, maintain a noticeboard of announcements on the Alumni Services website, and manage a number of active social media accounts including Twitter and Facebook.

Read about our online communities

How we can help

This combination of accurate information and an effective range of communications channels, means that we are well placed to provide assistance in the following situations:

  • Are you organising an event and would like to identify, or contact, potential alumni speakers or participants?
  • Are you conducting research, or would like to pilot course materials and would like to contact a specific group of graduates?

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

  • Development and Alumni
  • Alumni Engagement

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