Aluminate features are a mixture of great stories of alumni success, insights from the network, and research findings from the Business School.

The Power of Virtual Reality
The Power of Virtual Reality

Having watched the thrilling finals of this year’s US Tennis Open, many of us will have been inspired by the top players but may think that professional coaching to improve our own game is well beyond our reach.

The Power of VR
Cecilia Bosman in a park
The Chance to Grow

University offers students the space to grow and develop and even with additional challenges posed by the pandemic, Cecilia Bosman, graduating this month with a First Class Honours Accounting and Finance degree, has truly excelled.

The Chance to Grow
Building Impact in Your Career

Global Alumni Day speaker and MSc Human Resource Management (HRM) alumna Stacy Hu from China shares her views on how to build impact in your career, given her experience in Microsoft as an industry recruiter.

Building Impact in Your Career
Putting Family First

Following 20 years of global travel in investment banking, Gurvinder Brar (BCom 1997) made the decision to return to Edinburgh and take a break in his career. Gurvinder shares his story.

Putting Family First
Living the Sustainable Fashion Dream

With a passion for sustainability in fashion and the dream of having her own brand, Vancouver-based alumna Emma Reynolds co-founded Adeera in 2018.

Living the Sustainable Fashion Dream
A Positive Move Online

A move to virtual events has had its challenges but for the School’s Alumni Team, it has presented new opportunities to engage alumni across the world.

A Positive Move Online
The Production Game

Created and masterminded by the late Professor Nick Oliver, the Production Game has always been a highlight for the lucky MBA and MSc students who took part.

The Production Game
Lighting Up for Success

Alumnus Daan Hoek discusses his company UV Smart, which makes devices that use UV light to disinfect medical equipment.

Lighting Up for Success
Responding to the Pandemic

Four Business School alumni share how they've responded positively to the pandemic in 2020.

A Silver Lining
Climate Change is the Biggest Threat

Chair of the Met Office, Rob Woodward (MBA 1981) shares his views on technology, climate change, his approach to business and his optimism for the future.

Future Opportunities
A Clear Compass

Three Business School alumni in senior positions share their experiences and offer advice on those negotiating the job market.

A Clear Compass
Supporting Our Community in 2020

Our Dean shares how the valuable involvement of our alumni continues to support the student experience during these challenging times.

Hear from the Dean

A Fiercely Independent Life

Lady Danusia Trotman-Dickenson

Danusia (BCom, 1948) followed her passion for economics and education throughout her career.

Danusia's Story

Heart Set On Edinburgh

William V. Stevens

Bridget Stevens tells us of her father's career since graduating from the Business School in 1929.

William's Story

A Greater Wealth

Diana Chambers

Following her graduation in 1978, family wealth mentor Diana Chambers embarked on a career which took her to the core of what matters most to wealthy individuals and their families.

Diana's Story

Innovation Through Diversity

Geraldine Gallacher

With clients including Deutsche Bank and Viacom, Geraldine and her team help organisations increase their board diversity and grow, what she calls, "gender intelligence".

Geraldine's Story

Innovation and Energy

Miriam 'Mamie' Leah Shenkin

Mamie used her BCom (1937) to contribute to the family business before running her own, selling kilt wear to the Scottish diaspora overseas market.

Mamie's Story

Fixing Gender Inequality

Alan Jope

Since being appointed CEO of Unilever in January 2019, Alan has been working hard on gender diversity.

Alan’s Story

Persistent Courage

David Bell

Despite losing both his hands as well as his sight while clearing mines in North Africa, David Bell (BCom, 1955) went on to be an inspiration to many.

David Bell's Story

A 'People First' Digital Revolution

Stephen White

Stephen White, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at Yorkshire Building Society, talks about his approach to digital transformation.

Stephen's Story

Reaching New Heights

David Stevenson

Former Olympic pole-vaulter David Stevenson (BCom 1962) founded Edinburgh Woollen Mill, creating an empire of almost 200 stores across the UK.

David Stevenson's Story

The Valley of Opportunity

Grace Kermani

Graduating in 2006, and currently a Programme Manager with Google, Grace Kermani firmly believes that in the tech industry the possibilities are endless.

Grace's Story