Sharing things

Sharing things

It’s about people, their stories and our university community.

Year: 2021

Connor Spratt

Reading Time: 4 minutes Connor Spratt (Psychology 2020) writes candidly about his battles with an eating disorder while a student at the University, and how he used social media to help himself and other men who are experiencing similar issues. Current treasured object: My nunchucks. Picked them up as a lockdown activity but they are my therapy now. Song […]

Lauren Ridgely

Reading Time: 3 minutes Lauren Ridgely (Carbon Management 2019) talks us through her role on the Circular Edinburgh project, an initiative set up by the city’s Chamber of Commerce with the mission to help the City become more circular, help companies embed circular economy thinking and support circular economy projects come to fruition. Keep in touch and up to […]

Kirsty Nurse

Reading Time: 4 minutes As representing environmental interests becomes increasingly attractive to graduating law students, Kirsty Nurse (Law 2007) tells us about her own career journey that has led her to specialising in green issues and renewable energy. Current treasured object: my cosy slippers (don’t know what I will do when we are back in the office) Song of […]

Abby Gilchrist at McEwan Hall

Reading Time: 5 minutes 2021 History graduate Abigail Gilchrist tells us about the pros and cons of moving home to live with her parents after graduation, the obstacles she has faced in her search for employment, and the ongoing challenges of graduating into a world still dominated by a global pandemic. Current treasured object:  My dog – we’ve just […]

Tianna Mobley

Reading Time: 4 minutes Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, Tianna Mobley is a master’s student of Comparative, International, and Global History at Georgetown University in Washington DC. In 2019, she spent a semester abroad at the University of Edinburgh, where she conducted an independent research project on black history in Scotland. Last November she decided to launch a […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Dr Russell Jones is a two-time alumnus of The University of Edinburgh, having studied and researched creative writing as an MSc and PhD. He has published six poetry collections and two novels to date (plus hundreds of poems and stories in books and magazines), with another novel and a graphic novel due out later this […]

Begoña Pino

Reading Time: 4 minutes Begoña Pino is a creativity ambassador, visual thinker, remote team facilitator, and undercover agent of change. She is on a mission to unlock creativity in individuals and organizations. During lockdown she decided to write a book to redefine how we think about creativity and play in the workplace. Edinburgh degree: MSc Artificial Intelligence, PhD Education […]

Henry Searle

Reading Time: 5 minutes Henry Searle was one of the Edinburgh medical students who graduated early last year so that he could join the fight against Covid-19 as an interim foundation doctor. He tells us about the experience of graduating in 2020 and being thrust into the frontline of medicine. Edinburgh degree: Medicine 2020 Current treasured object: My flatmate […]

organization that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of women at all levels

Reading Time: 3 minutes Vasie Papadopoulos has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN), an organisation that propels and celebrates the advancement of women at all levels. Here she tell us what motivates her to be an activist for female empowerment and about what she is doing to help ensure […]

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