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Sathya Velmurugan

Post-doctoral Research Fellow Sathya Velmurugan talks about the beauty of Edinburgh and growing your confidence.

Name Sathya Velmurugan
Degree Course PhD Biomedical Sciences
Year of Graduation 2009
Sathya Velmurugan

Your time at the University

I came to Edinburgh because I was interested in the studies of Professor John Russell at the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

The PhD was an intensive but beautiful experience. Beautiful because I fell in love with the landscape of Edinburgh. In particular, I loved walking along Princes Street: with shops on one side and a valley, gardens, castle and old buildings with spires on the other side.

I enjoyed walking through the Meadows and have photographs taken during each season of the year. In fact, I discovered an interest in photography purely because of the beauty of Edinburgh.

It is nostalgic to think about the days I spent there with my friends. We started a student society, Edinburgh University Vegetarian Society, and learned a lot as well as had fun. I am sure the friendships that I made during my stay will last for a life time.

Tell us about your Experiences since leaving the University

I am working as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago.

 

I loved walking along Princes Street: with shops on one side and a valley, gardens, castle and old buildings with spires on the other side.

Sathya Velmurugan

My PhD experience, and in particular just being a graduate from the University of Edinburgh, enabled me to secure this position where my husband was doing his PhD.

On a personal level, the University of Edinburgh helped me to become a more confident person. I was a changed person when I left Edinburgh compared to how I was when I arrived.

Alumni wisdom

Enjoy Edinburgh! There is no place on Earth where you can enjoy more!

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