Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Alumni and futures

We are proud to have a worldwide community of 15,000 graduates. Be inspired by their stories, and find out what our Alumni team and Careers Service can do for you.

Meet our graduates: Amy Rhianne Milton

Just one year on from graduating in Playwriting, Amy has been longlisted for the inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting and had a play commissioned by Traverse. Matterhorn runs online from 27th August to 9th September.

Meet our graduates: Shuangyi Li

The winner of this year’s Anna Balakian Prize is a three-time Edinburgh graduate who completed his PhD in French in 2015 and is now a Swedish Research Council Research Fellow at Lund University.

The digital humanities, the ‘Vandegrifter’, and me: Dr Robyn Pritzker

The recent English Literature PhD graduate traces her journey from book historian to digital encoder of Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson’s previously-unknown short stories.

Meet our graduates: Francesca Triggs

While working as a trainee solicitor, Francesca (MA Hons, 2017) has recently had her research on “Positive Energy” in Chinese discourse published in the British Journal of Chinese Studies.

Meet our graduates: Bárbara Fernández Melleda

Having completed her PhD in Chilean Women's Poetry in 2019, Bárbara is now an Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies at the University of Hong Kong.

PhD graduate wins Man Booker International Prize 2019

Jokha Alharthi reflects on her time in a "literature paradise" as a postgraduate student of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies in Edinburgh.

What will your story be?

Kirsti Ferrier from the University Careers Service
Kirsti Ferrier

Kirsti Ferrier is the dedicated Careers Consultant for the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

As your Careers Consultant, Kirsti can support you with all aspects of your career planning and decision making.  

The Careers Service is here for you both on campus and online. It is available to all students throughout the year, including holidays. From CV feedback to interview practice, summer placements to graduate posts, careers fairs to alumni events, the service is all about inspiring futures!

What can you do? 

During teaching time, Kirsti offers online one-to-one 'quick query' appointments on Wednesdays between 11.00 and 12.00. Book  through MyCareerHub from 8am on the day.

The Careers Service also offers 30 minute discussions – book two days in advance (any consultant / any day).

Book an appointment on MyCareerHub

Visit the Careers Service website

Alumni support and stories - past and present

From career support to mentoring opportunities, special alumni events and exclusive benefits, the University of Edinburgh's Alumni Services team is dedicated to life-long links with our students. The team is regularly in touch with our graduates, and finding stories about historical students too.

Read an interview with Stasha Healy on the Alumni Services website. Stasha spent a year abroad studying English and Scottish Literature and Scottish Ethnology with us in 1989. Her career in travel publishing, including a post as editor at Conde Nast Traveler magazine, has taken her to 64 countries and all 50 US states.

www.ed.ac.uk/alumni/services