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The Gift of Education

The Gift of Education

Alumni and friends are helping the brightest students realise their dream.

Art Prizes for New Graduates

Art Prizes for New Graduates

Two Edinburgh College of Art students have been awarded 12-month studio residencies by the Artists’ Collecting Society after being judged on their Degree Show work.

Driven to make a difference

Driven to make a difference

A team of 11 adventurers has driven 7,000 miles over hostile terrain to fundraise for research into autism, fragile X syndrome and intellectual disabilities. We…

Dixons Carphone enhances student support

Dixons Carphone enhances student support

The mobile specialist and University donor has tasked students with developing new digital marketing and customer service ideas, as part of their ongoing commitment to…

Time in the Field

Time in the Field

From Iceland to Inchnadamph, course-related fieldwork is a valuable and integral part of every GeoSciences degree. We discover how alumni donations are ensuring that more…

Going the Distance

Going the Distance

Overseas medical students are completing Edinburgh degrees in their home countries thanks to alumni donations to distance learning scholarships. We spoke to four of them about…

A Vision in Innovation

A Vision in Innovation

A fund that supports the innovative endeavours of engineering students is seeing the fruits of its support. Here the students reveal what the funding means…

Realising my potential

Realising my potential

Harriet Drury explains how her decision to return to education in her 30s was helped by the support of someone who never had the opportunity to study

When Philosophy meets Art

When Philosophy meets Art

A donation has enabled the University to launch a new research programme that brings together the disparate worlds of philosophy and visual art

Eyes on the Prizes

Eyes on the Prizes

An Edinburgh alumnus who supports PhD students through an annual prize is celebrating himself after winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Days Well Spent

Days Well Spent

Gabriel Gonzalez Mandiola explains why he has chosen to be an ambassador for Edinburgh alumni living in his native Chile.

Going for Green

Going for Green

We talk to the winner of a scholarship which aims to help students develop solutions to environmental issues.

What a Difference a Day Makes

What a Difference a Day Makes

A look at the year when staff, students and the public used their extra day of the leap year to fundraise for University projects

Tackling Poor Prognosis

Tackling Poor Prognosis

Two families are helping University researchers to investigate cancers with poor prognoses

Never Taken for Granted

Never Taken for Granted

We explore the impact of the alumni-funded Innovation Initiative Grant scheme and highlight three recent projects

Getting the Right Idea

Getting the Right Idea

How the University and donors have helped an entrepreneur turn his idea into an enterprise.

Gifted Treasures

Gifted Treasures

A look at some of the rare items and collections that have been gifted to the University’s museums and libraries over the years.

African Aspirations

African Aspirations

We talk to four recipients of scholarships on the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

The Quest for One Health

The Quest for One Health

Edinburgh scientists are finding that collaboration is the key to solving the world’s growing health problems.

Helping the Pets of the Homeless

Helping the Pets of the Homeless

Staff and students at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies are helping to ensure that dogs of the homeless are getting the treatment they…

Object Lessons

Object Lessons

The Centre for Special Collections holds an array of rare materials. Now donations are enabling an exhibition space to display these treasures to the public.

PIN Money

PIN Money

Running a business that depends on cash, Aravinda Korala knows a good investment – which is why he supports our Informatics students.

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Significant breakthroughs are being made by researchers at the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre thanks to the spirit of support and collaboration.

Cutting-edge Support

Cutting-edge Support

Edinburgh ranks among the world’s top centres for Computer Science and Engineering, a status that is underscored by Google’s research awards.

Altered Imaging

Altered Imaging

Brain scanning is one of the most dynamic fields in medical research. And thanks to Joanna Wardlaw, the University is continuing to set the pace.

Sporting Chances

Sporting Chances

Donors to the University’s sporting scholarships are making a real difference to the prospects of elite athletes, as the Glasgow Commonwealth Games proved.

Pet Project

Pet Project

Vet Jane Shipsey got so much from her six years at Edinburgh that she jumped at the chance to give something back.