Discover the notable alumni of University Of East Anglia (UEA). The list includes people like Kazuo Ishiguro, Matt Smith, John Rhys-Davies, Ian McEwan & Nina Conti. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, film & theater personalities, intellectuals & academics and leaders etc.
Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)

08 November 1954


Matt SmithMatt Smith

28 October 1982


John Rhys-DaviesJohn Rhys-Davies
(Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting)


Ian McEwanIan McEwan
(Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright, Film producer, Author)

21 June 1948


Nina ContiNina Conti
(Comedian, Ventriloquist)

05 June 1974


Mathias CormannMathias Cormann

20 September 1970


Richard J. EvansRichard J. Evans
(Historian, University teacher, Non-fiction writer)

29 September 1947


UEA or University of East Anglia was established in 1963 in Norwich and is a public research university. With research as its core agenda, the university falls under the top 1% in the world as per the Times Higher Education World Rankings in the year 2015-16. It has also been included among the World Top 100 for its research excellence, according to the Leiden Ranking in 2016. The 26 schools of study offer over 300 courses in the areas of Arts & Humanities, Medicine, Science, Social Science and so on. The university is highly regarded for its master’s course in creative writing and has in fact given rise to many distinguished writers such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, Anne Enright, Andrew Miller, and Tash Aw and so on. With emphasis on sustainability and diversity, the university has various networks and initiatives to ensure a harmonious campus life, wherein every student has equal opportunity while ensuring that it is accessible by the students of the future. Not only do are the students given numerous prospects to realize their personal and professional goals, but gratification is high among them. This is visible as the university has been ranked among the top 3 for student satisfaction, in the National Student Survey. The university has shaped and molded various achievers who have contributed immensely to society such as Sir Paul Nurse, Michael Houghton, Nick Barton and many such esteemed individuals. Keep reading to know all the celebrated personalities who once attended UEA.