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Sharing things

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Category: Life at the moment

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 […]

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 […]

Kezia Sheard

Reading Time: 5 minutes From Italian Scots in Edinburgh to young goths in the North of England, real people are at the heart of Kezia Sheard’s storytelling. Fresh from winning Best Documentary at the Scottish Short Film Festival, the 2019 Italian graduate and freelance filmmaker ponders the roots of her craft and her current sense of creative urgency. Degree: […]

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 […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes Painter and researcher Georgia Rose Murray reflects on creating deep connections to landscapes through her artwork, whether inspired by the extreme wilderness of the Arctic or lockdown in the Scottish Highlands. Degree: Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Contemporary Art Practice, 2013 Current treasured object: My bikini. I start each day by running through the […]

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 […]

Gaye Manwaring

Reading Time: 2 minutes Poetry is a way for Gaye Manwaring to express ideas and emotions. Here, the recently retired lecturer shares her response to the Covid-19 pandemic written early on in lockdown. Degree: PhD in Biochemical Genetics, 1973 Current treasured object: My father’s letters. He was a pilot in World War Two and after he died a couple […]

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