Alumni of the SU

As part of our People of the SU campaign, we spoke to alumni about their memories of sport at Edinburgh and how it shaped their career paths after graduating.

Here are their stories.

Do you have an interesting story to tell? Nominate yourself by filling out our nomination form here. To find out more about everything alumni, head over to our alumni page.


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Alumni of the SU - Lewis Whale

Introducing Edinburgh University alumnus Lewis Whale, founder of the Muay Thai Club. Lewis speaks about his experience founding a sports club and the impact it has had on his life, and in particular, his career in teaching.

Tue 12 Apr 2022
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Alumni of the SU - Alasdair Gardner

For our latest Alumni of the SU, we introduce you to Alasdair Gardner, former Sports Union Secretary and EURFC Secretary, now Islands Director of Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets.

Tue 11 Jan 2022
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Alumni of the SU - Gary Painter

For our next edition of Alumni of the SU, we introduce you to Edinburgh University alumnus and former Boat Club Captain Gary Painter.

Thu 09 Dec 2021
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Alumni of the SU - Ack MacLeod

For our latest Alumni of the SU profile, we interviewed Ack MacLeod, former SU President and Rugby Captain. Ack now works in asset management and has had a very successful international career! Here Ack speaks more about the impact sport has had on his career, and ultimately his life.

Wed 03 Nov 2021
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Alumni of the SU - Rae Anderson

In our latest #PeopleoftheSU we spoke to Youth Commonwealth Judo Championships medallist and recent Law graduate Rae Anderson.

Mon 01 Nov 2021
Christine Windmill

Alumni of the SU - Christine Windmill

Our #PeopleoftheSU series is back, and this time we are introducing you to Edinburgh University alumna Christine Windmill, former Tennis Scotland President and senior LTA volunteer.

Thu 28 Oct 2021
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Alumni of the SU - Iain Campbell

For our latest edition of #AlumnioftheSU, we spoke with Iain Campbell, a former Sports Union Honorary Treasurer and Ultimate Frisbee Club President, and a Mechanical Engineering graduate at Edinburgh University.

Wed 25 Aug 2021
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Alumni of the SU - Jack Templeton

For our latest edition of People of the SU, we spoke to Jack Templeton a recent Pharmacology graduate from 2020 & former President of the Karate Club.

Mon 28 Jun 2021
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Alumni of the SU - Ed Nicholas

For our latest People of the SU profile, we spoke to Ed Nicholas a former Sports Union President and a Social Sciences graduate at Edinburgh University.

Sat 12 Jun 2021