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New Podcast Episodes go live 03.10.2022

The One Edinburgh Podcast is back with new hosts Natasha Mansukhani and Alexander Limper! This year, we will be hearing from more inspirational speakers from the student community, as well as from business and the local community in Edinburgh. The first episode airs today and will feature guests speakers Max Browning (Chairman of One Scotland) and Lewis Traill (Operations Director, One Scotland). Episodes will air bi-weekly every Tuesday.

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New Team Members join us 01.09.2022

This year the One Edinburgh team is bigger than ever before! We have a total of 36 team members across 5 teams, including the new People Department, as well as our existing Finance, Operations, Marketing and Strategy departments. Team members have adopted the new title 'Associate', whilst team leaders will continue to use their Senior Manager titles. We have also adopted a new way of working towards our goals by introducing the project teams system. With 8 fascinating projects underway, you can be sure to expect plenty of exciting updates!


One Edinburgh leaders become Fellows 01.05.2022

After serving at the highest level of One Edinburgh, the following team members have been awarded One Scotland fellowship in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Initiative:

Katie Warren - former One Edinburgh Senior Marketing Manager and outgoing One Scotland Marketing Director

Dubem Okorie - former One Edinburgh Senior Finance Manager and outgoing One Scotland Finance Director

Sophia Liebe - One Edinburgh Regional Director & Senior Strategy Manager


One Scotland Reception 25.04.2022

On the 25th of April 2022, the inaugural One Scotland reception was held at long last following the lifting of all pandemic restrictions in Scotland. Max Browning, Chairman & CEO of One Scotland, presided over proceedings with Frank Ross, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh. Speeches were given, highlighting the progress made within the initiative and its continued role in wider society. We had a fantastic array of guests ranging from politicians, student leaders, business leaders, academics and consul generals. The evening was a undoubted success, complimented by a wonderful performance from the Edinburgh University Jazz Orchestra


5 aside tournament proves popular 24.04.2022

On the 25th of February 2020, the inaugural meeting of One Edinburgh was held in Old College's Elder Room. Max Browning, Chairman of One Edinburgh, presided over proceedings, which included introductions by new partners, as well as discussion surrounding strategic objectives and action points. The Initiative welcomed guests of honour, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, and the Consul General of the People's Republic of China. A positive and enthusiastic atmosphere prevailed throughout the meeting. 


One Edinburgh Podcast goes live 15.04.2020

Our inaugural episode of the One Edinburgh Podcast was launched today with help from our marketing team. Aisha Janki Akinola, the EUSA VP Welfare and Founding Director of the BlackED movement joined our Chairman, Max Browning, for a conversation about Aisha’s experiences as an international student and young leader. This was a fascinating and insightful discussion and is well worth a listen! In September, we will be releasing new weekly episodes, so stay tuned via Spotify.


Our first food festival goes ahead 28.02.2022

Who doesn’t like trying delicious food? It’s one of the best and most fun ways of experiencing a new culture, so we were delighted to partner with the Southern African Society, the Persian Society and ABACUS to deliver our first food festival. There was a wide array of food available to try and in total we had over 100 guests join us in 50 George Square. The next food festival will be even bigger and will take place early in Semester 1 of the academic year 22/23.


Russell Dalgleish - masterclass 25.01.2022

We know how important it is that international students are able to experience the working world in Scotland, not just because it provides them with useful experience but also because their own backgrounds are a valuable asset to companies across Edinburgh. Russell Dalgleish, Chair of the Scottish Business Network (SBN) understand this better than most. The One Scotland masterclass on how to get hired and use LinkedIn effectively as an international student has already inspired our audience to test their networking skills, and we look forward having Russell join us for further episodes later this year. You can find the 4 part series here.


Scotland & South Africa - panel discussion 30.09.2021

Scotland and South Africa – do these two countries collaborate? And if so, which areas do they work together on. We were fortunate to be joined by an excellent panel of speakers including Claire Alexander, Laura Peinke, Ian Ross, and David Katerere to discuss topics ranging from renewable energy, trade, pharmacology and culture. This talk followed on from our Scotland – North America talk, which highlighted links between the United States and Canada.

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Our promo video is released 21.03.2021

After months of preparation and work lead by Senior Marketing Manager, Katie, our promo video was released this week! The video highlights Edinburgh statistics, making clear the importance of integrating international students in the city.

Special thanks go to the brilliant Tom Little for composing the soundtrack for the video (check out more of his work at and also to Sarah Leung for filming some outstanding scenes in Edinburgh.

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Welcome to our new Team Members 10.02.2021

We would like to welcome our new team members to One Edinburgh! This talented group of students will work with our existing teams, as well as with the new Finance Team, to ensure that our mission continues progressing.

Joanna & Patricia join the Marketing Team

Lewis & Jim join the Operations Team

Andrew, Saria, Lizzi & Paula join the Strategy Team

Dubem heads the new Finance Team

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Scottish International Week 2020 01.10.2020

On the 1st of October 2020, One Edinburgh was invited to attend Scottish International Week 2020 to discuss "Building Relationships with International Students for Business". 

Thank you to Ameer Ibrahim, Michelle Santoso, Marco Garcia (on the One Edinburgh side), as well as Russell Dalgleish (Chairman SBN) and Jamie McGowan. Click on this link to view the talk: