Sharing things

Sharing things

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

Author: Brian

Lorna Hastings

Reading Time: 6 minutes Lorna Hastings (2021 Philosophy and Theology) wasn’t immediately sure what she wanted to do after graduation. But after some dedicated planning and research, she found a role with IntoUniversity, an organisation that provides local learning centres where children are inspired to achieve. In her Sharing things blog entry, Lorna tells us how this role has […]

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 […]

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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