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.
What's it like to graduate during a pandemic?
Multi Story Edinburgh is the University’s podcast telling the stories of 2020 graduates. Episodes include:
- French and Spanish MA (Hons) graduate Róisín talking about moving to Manchester to take up a graduate position at City Football Group
- French and German MA (Hons) graduate Maria talking about her role teaching English in the bilingual Swiss city of Biel/Bienne
Meet our graduates: Bhavika Govil
Meet our graduates: Emily Lewis
Meet our graduates: Damian Platt MBE
Meet our graduates: Ella Leith
Stepping back into our French theatre archive
Meet our graduates: Kimaya Kulkarni
What will your story be?
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?
- Plan your next steps with the Careers Service's new Careers Compass
- Get started with a series of new toolkits; you’ll find them in the self-enrol catalogue on Learn.
- Check out the development opportunities on MyDevelopmentHub
- Brush up your CV with the help of CV360
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).
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.
Shirley Pu spent four years studying Russian and History of Art and now works for a museum in Hong Kong. She is also President of the University of Edinburgh Alumni Club of Hong Kong.