A selection of content from our annual magazine, Aluminate.

Wendy Loretto in Quadrangle, Old College
Celebrating Alumni Impact

Our Dean, Professor Wendy Loretto (BCom 1990) shares how your active involvement supports the student experience and sense of community among the alumni network.

Supporting Students Since 1919
Margaret Stevenson Miller
Our First Alum

Margaret Stevenson Miller graduated in 1920, and would become both a distinguished academic and an influential campaigner for gender equality in the workplace.

Margaret's Story

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
Diana Chambers

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
Geraldine Gallacher

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

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

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

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

The City of Potential

Andy MacMillan

Andy MacMillan (MBA 2003) discusses what drew him back to Edinburgh from the States when developing his company's European base.

Andy's Story

Sport and Sponsorship

Calum Ross

Calum Ross, MA (Hons) Business Studies and Accounting (2013) explains how the commercial side of sponsorship has changed.

Calum's Story

Fostering Connections with Fans

Evie Chamberlain

Evie Chamberlain (MSc Marketing, 2014) talks about her move from Murrayfield Curling to global brand FIFA.

Evie's Story

Advocating for Student Sport

Ross Simpson

Meet the man responsible for increasing participation in sport at the University of Edinburgh, Ross Simpson (MSc Management 2011).

Ross' Story


Can we gaze into the future and imagine what the next 100 years will look like? We asked 3 experts from the School to tell us what they see.

The Next 100 Years

Writing the Future

Our students have been writing the future since 1919. Now a cross-section of our 2019 graduates tell us how they hope to write the future.

Our Newest Graduates

Developing Students for Their Future

Rona Doig, Head of Student Development, and Professor Mary Brennan, Director of UG Programmes, tell us how they support students' personal and career development.

Personal & Professional Development

Past, Present, Future

We brought together a trio of academics (also alumni) to discuss how the School's approach to teaching business has changed over the years.

100 Years of Teaching