Since graduating in 2016, Vera Babida has been shortlisted for several awards including a BAFTA 'New Talent' nomination and was selected as one of It’s Nice That’s 'The Graduates 2016'. She offers advice to new students and recent graduates, from getting yourself out there to making mistakes.


Daniela Groza designed a fully digital collection for her 2020 graduate show and created a ‘Virtual Try-on' event allowing people to use an Instagram filter to virtually try on pieces of jewellery from the programme's graduating students.

Since graduating Anke's final design project has been shortlisted in the Global Design Graduate Show 2020 by Arthsthread and i-D magazine, and she has been nominated as a newcomer for the German Design Awards 2022.

Since graduating Chen-Hao has set up a start-up company and continues to give back to the industry through teaching.

For Aurélie, studying at ECA gave her the chance to pursue her interest in Fashion where she made the most of the experience, wining first place in a professional project in collaboration with Michael Kors and became a student ambassador working for the university to help with events.

For Hannah, graduating amid a pandemic has not been easy but she has continued to pursue her love of sculpture through her online presence and has applied and received several residencies, prizes and exhibitions over the past year including Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021.

Robyn Benson returned with other alumni for a unique exhibition Drawing on Drawing featuring work by graduates, current staff and students alongside works from the University of Edinburgh collections.

As a mature student, Mena's decision to study at ECA stemmed from a desire to push herself and aid her existing career by exploring a range of niche subjects related to the field.

As a winner of the Hammermen Art Award, a competition set up between the ECA jewellery department and the Incorporation of Hammermen of Edinburgh group, Jemima has been able to fund a series of short courses upon graduating from ECA to continue her explorations of the creative process, particularly her interest in art direction and photography.

For Juliet, studying Design for Change at ECA prepared her for graduating amid a pandemic. Prominent themes discussed throughout the course became pertinent to everyday life, giving Juliet the confidence to find means to contribute constructively to the changes.