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A Celebration of Achievement with a sporting twist

On the 8th October a very special “Celebration of Achievement” took place at the University’s McEwan Hall, where Honorary Degrees were bestowed upon Sir Steve Redgrave for his recognition of outstanding sporting achievement and to Judy Murray for the development of tennis at grass-roots level. Susie Wolff was also awarded with an Honorary Fellowship from […]

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Edinburgh Top UK University Medals Chart

Edinburgh University topped the university Olympic medals chart in London last summer, beating all other British universities, including Nottingham which came second. Famous Edinburgh sporting alumni include Sir Chris Hoy. Already an Olympic success after Bejing in 2008, furthered his achievement by winning gold in both the Team Pursuit event and in the Keirin event. […]

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Katherine Grainger returns to the University of Edinburgh

Four-time Olympic rowing medallist Katherine Grainger made a return to the university to visit a gym named in her honour. Britain’s most successful female rower with four Olympic medals and the title of six time world champion to her name, returned to open the new facility at the University’s Centre for Sport and Exercise in […]

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