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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.

From cyberpunk to information science via our MA in Japanese Studies

Callum Sarracino, a fourth year student of Japanese, traces his journey from manga fan to speech contest prize winner and a Daiwa Foundation Scholarship.

What’s it like to help out at one of Edinburgh's leading European film festivals?

We talk to Film Studies MSc student Simon Galván about developing his skills at the fifth annual Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.

Meet our graduates: Harriet Warman

Based in the Scottish Borders, Harriet completed our Film Studies MSc in 2010 and is now Partnerships Coordinator at Regional Screen Scotland. She is also the founder of feminist film project, Behind the Curtain.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2019: Vivek Santayana

Two people reading books
The PhD student and reader for this year’s James Tait Black Prizes reflects on being involved in 100 years of literary celebration.

Contributing to debates beyond borders

PhD student Gina Maya Roberts tells us what she’s learned about bringing a range of people together for an international conference on the transgender experience.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2019: June Laurenson

The Lead Student Reader for this year’s James Tait Black Prize for Biography tells us about her experience of judging Britain's oldest literary awards.

Fumiko Narumi-Munro wins Teaching Award for use of feedback

She reflects on working in partnership with undergraduate students and colleagues to reshape Japanese courses and excellent peer support.

The Year Abroad Across The Decades: Spain - 1968 | 2019

Graduate Nicholas Rollin and current student Róisín MacFarlane share reflections on their Year Abroad, comparing Granada in 1968 and Valladolid in 2019.

From summer school to masters - part two

Can Öztürk charts his path from the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School in 2016 to graduating with an MSc in Literature and Modernity in 2018.