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

Jake Blaisdell and Conrad Kissling standing outside
Waste not, want not – the story of Remy

Conrad Kissling and Jake Blaisdell, co-founders of Remy, are helping their users maximise their food utilisation and reduce overbuying.

Remy's story
Sunset at the beach
easyJet holidays – the journey so far

Having launched easyJet holidays in late 2019, CEO, Garry Wilson (BCom 1994) shares how they navigated one of the biggest challenges faced by the travel industry.

Garry's story
How to not lose it…when you lose your job

Victoria offers some sage advice about keeping positive after losing her job during the pandemic.

Victoria's Story
Working to improve the livelihoods of Zambians

Chearyp shared her insights with undergraduate students in the annual Jubilee lecture.

Read the full interview
Alumni startup secures £750,000 to help elderly

Co-founded by three Business School MBA alumni, Smplicare is an Edinburgh-based tech startup using AI to help older people live independently for longer.

Smplicare's ambition
Making a practical difference at a global level

Shaun Adam (MSc 2016) tells us how his studies have led him to work at the intersection of geopolitics and businesses at a regional and global level.

Making a difference
What does Burns say to us in 2022?

Robert Burns was born in 1759 and died aged just 37 but what does the life and works of a person who died over two hundred years ago have of relevance to us in the 21st century?

Burns tells us
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
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