I enjoyed the experience that Hamilton College gave me, it set me up for life outside the school. I made a lot of friends and got on very well with all my teachers. As a keen swimmer I loved the pool, I think my favourite part of the school was the P.E department.

Jayne Massey
Class of 2005


Former Pupils

 “Hamilton College left me with fantastic grades, some amazing memories and lifelong friends”
Katie Cruickshank (Class of 2004)

As part of the school community our Former Pupils never really leave Hamilton College! We are happy to welcome Former Pupils back for informal visits, careers events, concerts and assemblies. If you are a Former Pupil and would like to get back in touch please click here to find out more.

Leavers Destinations
A very high proportion of our pupils go on to university education. 

We are very proud of the achievements of all our former pupils. Below you will see a small selection of the varied career paths our Former Pupils have chosen:

Alanki Wickremasinghe (Class of 2013)                                                                                
Studying Anatomy at the University of Glasgow

Benjamin Nolan (Class of 2010)                                                                                    
Recent Law graduate from University of Glasgow and currently studying for a Masters at Maastricht University in the Netherlands

Andrew Parker (Class of 2009)                                                                                            
Recent graduate with Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering

Surabhi Sinha (Class of 2009)                                                                                            
Junior Doctor with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Erin Lee (Class of 2005)                                                                                                            
Archivist with the National Theatre

Megan Lloyd (Class of 2005)                                                                                      
PHD Student in Neuro-rehabilitation

Andrew Russell (Class of 2000)                                                          
Aeronautical Engineer 

Matthew Douglas (Class of 2005)                                                                                            
Flight Lieutenant in the RAF      

Evangeline Downie (Class of 1997)
Nuclear Physicists with the George Washington University, Washington DC

Doreen Ford (nee Munn) (Class of 1990)
Veterinary Surgeon

Barry Clarkson (Class of 1987)
Managing Director of his family business

More of these can be found in our bi-annual newsletter, In Touch 

Alumni Society - HCFPs
HCFPs is the Hamilton College Former Pupil society. The society has been operating informally now for many years, however it was formally launched in 2015. We welcome all former pupils to join the society and take part in our annual sports events, Ball, concerts and careers events. Please submit your details by clicking here and we will keep you informed of all the developments in the society.

We will be holding an initial HCFP Committee meeting in February and we're currently looking for former pupils who would like to come along to discuss ideas for events and other former pupil activities. Please e-mail formerpupils@hamiltoncollege.co.uk  if you would like to get involved. 

You can also join our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with all the Hamilton College news. www.facebook.com/HamiltonCollegeScotland

Former Pupil News 
Click here to read about what some of our former pupils are doing now. 

Careers Events
We hold an annual Careers Event, organised by The Friends of Hamilton College. Over twenty areas of employment were represented at the last event, which covered diverse areas such as accountancy, acting, dentistry, engineering, marketing, NHS, pharmacy and the police. 

The event is based on providing real-life accounts of what careers are like from the people who have them, giving advice to pupils on how to get into the career they’ve always wanted and perhaps introducing pupils to careers they may not have thought of previously. It is open to all of our Senior School pupils and Former pupils.

Companies and individuals who take part will be able to chat informally to pupils, parents, former pupils, staff and other companies during the 2 hour event. While the event is primarily aimed at pupils and assisting them with their future career, it can also be an opportunity for you to network with other businesses, meet potential work experience candidates or graduates looking for training opportunities. 

The most recent Careers Event took place on Monday 14 September. If you would like to register your interest for futures events please e-mail formerpupils@hamiltoncollege.co.uk

In addition we welcome visits throughout the year from former pupils and parents who wish to give interactive talks to pupils on a certain career.

During S4, pupils undertake work experience and we are committed to offering a more diverse range of placement opportunities.

If you would like to take part in any of our careers events or offer a work placement, please complete this form or contact formerpupils@hamiltoncollege.co.uk

HCFP Events and Diary Dates

Burns Supper (Thursday 28 January)
Join us for a traditional Burns Supper at Hamilton College. Click here to find out more. 

Recent Events

Open Day
It was great to see so many former pupils at the Open Day in October. They had the opportunity to tour the school and see all the changes and developments since they left school. Staff thoroughly enjoyed chatting to everyone.  

Annual Ball 
Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Black Tie Ball, held at the Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Park. Following the fantastic feedback from last year's Ball, The Soul Kings entertained us all again this year. "It was a great evening and a fantastic opportunity to catch up with friends I hadn't seen for years" Calum Ferguson (Class of 2001 and former Head Boy).