Celebrating success

We celebrate and share some of the stories behind autumn 2021's ceremonies, our first in-person graduation since 2019. 

Happy Anniversary Elsie and Bulabari!

Beaming Elsie Francis today celebrated with her husband as she emulated his achievement of graduating from Edinburgh Napier – on their wedding anniversary.

University's first Graduate Apprentices

A groundbreaking initiative which allows students to study for a university degree while in paid employment today produced its first graduates at Edinburgh Napier University.

Hopes were fading for Calum but he wouldn’t let me give up

A student who lost her younger brother to cancer today vowed to use his zest for life as a neverending source of inspiration as she graduated with honours.

New graduate Charlotte wins the Simon Pullin Award

A student nurse has been honoured for her outstanding caring skills on the day she graduated from university with distinction.

Summer 2021 graduation highlights

David follows the example of his inspirational grandfather

A young student has followed in the footsteps of his education trailblazer grandfather to graduate from Edinburgh Napier University.

Hayley’s first class response to cancer diagnosis

A student who was diagnosed with a rare cancer at a key point in her studies has successfully graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a first class honours degree.

Overcoming Sri Lanka’s horrific Easter bombings

A new Edinburgh Napier graduate told today how her path to an MBA was almost wrecked by Sri Lanka’s horrific Easter bombings.

Rugby star and graduate - Jamie gets the best of both worlds

Scottish rugby 7s star Jamie Farndale has been awarded a first class honours degree after a nine-year academic journey which he has combined with a career in elite international sport.

Autumn 2020 graduation highlights

Cancer couldn’t stop Ellie chasing her nursing ambition

Courageous student gets her degree and the job of her dreams

James graduates with distinction – the hard way

MBA journey included two redundancies and serious illness in the family

‘It was my gloved hand dying patients were holding’

Caring Joanna wins University's Simon Pullin Award

Summer 2020 graduation highlights

Sorry I can’t sit my exam – I’ve just had a baby!

Business student Jeshreena Palakkal had a good excuse for failing to turn up for a crucial exam – she had just given birth.

How our graduates are celebrating at home...


University life doesn't end at graduation. As an alumnus, you have access to a broad range of events and services to allow you to keep in touch with old friends and network with like-minded individuals.

20% graduate discount

If you've graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with an undergraduate degree, you're entitled to a 20% discount on your tuition fees if you study on a taught postgraduate degree with us.