Sharing things

Sharing things

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

Author: Brian

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 […]

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 […]

Francesca Sobande

Reading Time: 3 minutes In Black History Month, researcher and lecturer Dr Francesca Sobande introduces us to her research into the digital experiences of creative black women in the UK, and how their efforts in online community-building and content creation are often cynically commodified. Degree: Sociology and Politics, 2013 Current treasured object: Nintendo Switch Song of the moment: ‘Skylines […]

Michael Kozicki

Reading Time: 4 minutes Electrical engineering graduate Michael Kozicki is an award-winning professor at Arizona State University. He tells us how the closure of its campus during the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted him to take on research at home that’s making a difference in local hospitals. Degree: Electrical Engineering (BSc 1980, PhD 1985) Current treasured object: My Yamaha CGX102 […]

Joel McIver

Reading Time: 3 minutes Joel McIver is a music journalist who’s had to adapt to interviewing an array of suddenly gig-less musicians as they self-isolate at home. And doing so has shown him that, whether famous or not, people behave much the same. Here’s his (sometimes) tongue-in-cheek take on working from home. Degree: German, 1993 Current treasured object: A […]

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