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Your lifelong alumni community 

Together our alumni form a uniquely diverse and talented community of over 24,000 creatives across the globe. The ECA alumni community includes graduates from all five subject areas: architecture and landscape architecture; design; art; history of art; and music.

Information for new graduates

Congratulations on your graduation! We are delighted to welcome you to the Edinburgh College of Art alumni community. 

We know life after graduation can feel daunting, but there are lots of resources and networks available to support you. Here you can find all the support, advice and resources that you need as you start your new journey after university.

Resources for new graduates on the University of Edinburgh’s website

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Help at hand

For careers advice (including starting out as a freelancer) and details about joining the University’s online alumni platform, visit our Help at hand pages.

Help at hand on the University’s website
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Update your contact details

We will not be able to contact you using your student email address after you graduate. Make sure to update your details on our Alumni Portal to ensure we can keep in touch with you. 

Here you can keep your contact details up to date, choose your communication preferences, and access digital resources including your academic statement, your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), and JSTOR, a digital library of journals and images.

Visit the Alumni Portal on the University’s website

Alumni benefits

Our alumni can access a range of services, including exclusive discounts and on-campus benefits. Get continued library access, discounted postgraduate and short course fees, reduced gym membership and much more.

Other benefits and offers 

Other alumni benefits include discounted short course and postgraduate study fees, access to the University’s Centre for Research Collections and free library membership.

See all Alumni offers

For more information about alumni benefits and discounts email

The history of ECA’s alumni community

Graduates of Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) have been making their mark on the global arts scene since the early twentieth century, though our roots go back even further, with many success stories shaped in the institutions from which we emerged.

Find out more the history of our alumni community

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Alumni profiles

Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers after they leave ECA. Read their stories on our alumni profiles page.

Alumni profiles page