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Alumni profiles

Alumni profiles

From artists to zoologists, many graduates view their time at Edinburgh as the formative years of their professional lives.

Jamie Andrew, limbless climber

Jamie Andrew, limbless climber

Jamie Andrew, mountaineer, motivational speaker and quadruple amputee, talks to Edit about how he overcame the loss of his climbing partner and his limbs.

Thought without learning is perilous*

Thought without learning is perilous*

The University of Edinburgh has a uniquely strong relationship with China. Edd McCracken explores the continuing work to deepen mutual understanding between our two cultures.…

Discoveries cut and dried

The University of Edinburgh is one of the founding institutions that created the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh herbarium – a globally important collection of plant…

When old college was new

When old college was new

It is 225 years since the foundation stone was laid for Old College. Architectural historian John Lowrey tells the turbulent story of the beginnings of…

Calton Hill

Calton Hill

Studying in the unique city of Edinburgh is an unforgettable experience. In each edition we share your memories of an iconic campus or city landmark…

Ailie Reid

Ailie Reid

Ailie Reid is a classical singer and singing teacher who has dyslexia. As part of her PhD studies at the Reid School of Music, she…

Eureka moments

Eureka moments

The work of alumni contributes to Edinburgh’s outstanding reputation in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

Chemistry in motion

Chemistry in motion

Edinburgh’s leading chemists both past and present are household names among the scientific community.

Alumni in the arts

Alumni in the arts

The arts have always featured prominently in our alumni activities. Here we showcase a selection of your recent endeavours.

Building memories

Building memories

The University’s buildings are at the heart of the architectural heritage for which the city of Edinburgh is famous.

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Closer by degrees

Closer by degrees

Many a lasting relationship is forged during university days, and we want to hear how you met your partner or best friend.

Project Postcard

Project Postcard

It might seem easier than ever to track down your old friends, but for all the people you can find online, your old flatmate might…

University and alumni news

University and alumni news

The University’s marine energy testing facility, FloWave, has been opened by Amber Rudd (MA History 1986), Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department of Energy and Climate…

Your General Council publication

Your General Council publication

News, election materials, reports and papers from your General Council – of which all alumni are members.