Be Edinburgh

Photos by our international students reveal the impression Edinburgh has made on them.

Salih Gonenc's winning photo

The theme of the competition was "Be Edinburgh". Students were asked to think about the city, the culture, the University, the people, the buildings, and the things they have seen and done.

The photographs show the impression Edinburgh has made on our international students, and perspectives from overseas.

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Winning entries

The competition winners were chosen by photographer Jane Barlow at The Scotsman newspaper from a shortlist of the entries picked by the University's Photography Society.

First prize
Salih Gonenc
Second prize
Mohamad Hanif Awang Senik
Principal's Choice
Nor Shahida Aziz Zuddin
Be Campus Prize
Akanksha Middya
Be Local Prize
Sergiu Jiduc
Be Social Prize
George Goulandris
Be Urban Prize
Veatriki Theodoratou
Be Edinburgh Abroad Prize
Johannes Miocic
People’s Choice Prize
Tharusha Edirishinghe

Further small prizesn for favourite photos were awarded to: Adam Blašík, Ekaterina Shirkina, Ahmad Faiq Abdul Halim, Zhiyong Li, Ofita Purwani, Esther Park, Tereza Videra and Meng Ran Tie.

International students at Edinburgh

Our worldwide reputation for excellence in both teaching and research attracts students from all over the world.

We have more than 32,000 students, giving us one of the most diverse populations of any Scottish university. Over 12,000 international students from over 130 different nationalities contribute to our cosmopolitan and multicultural learning environment.

Related Links

2012 competition: "A lasting impression"

2011 competition: "Edinburgh discovered"

2010 competition: "I love Edinburgh"

2009 competition: "Edinburgh as home"