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Alumni achievements

On 18 September 1967, 164 undergraduate students and 31 postgraduates began their courses at the new Pathfoot Building. The following year, the University celebrated with a small group of alumni at the inaugural graduation ceremony.

Since then, the University's alumni community has grown to include over 100,000 people in 180 countries. 

Paul Lewis

Financial Journalist

Doug Allan

Wildlife Cinematographer

Gordon Marshall

Director of the Leverhulme Trust

Clive Condie

Airport Manager and Consultant

John Mclellan

Journalist, Editor and Lecturer

Jackie Kay

Poet and novelist

Gary Kildare

Chief HR Officer Europe, IBM

Sir Paul Grice

The Scottish Parliament

Andy Gray

Private Equity Manager

Jane Ashcroft

Charity CEO and HR specialist

Sunil Kadri

Biotech innovator

Hamish Hamilton

BAFTA winning director

Karen Biggs

Charity CEO

Joanne Denney-Finch

Charity CEO and retailing consultant

Scott Fyfe

Retail CEO

Peter Pritchard

Group CEO, Pets at Home

Alan Bisset

Novelist, playwright, screenwriter

Colin Melvin

Investment Manager

Ally Clow

Regional Manager, Curzon Cinemas

David McColgan

Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager, British Heart Foundation

David Scott

Director of Nil by Mouth Campaign

Richard Meade

Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Scotland, Marie Curie

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