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
08 November 1954, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Matt SmithMatt Smith
28 October 1982, British
Actor

Jack DavenportJack Davenport
01 March 1973, British
Actor

Ian McEwanIan McEwan
21 June 1948, British
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright, Film

Nina ContiNina Conti
05 June 1974, British
Comedian, Ventriloquist

Paul WhitehousePaul Whitehouse
17 May 1958, Welsh
Actor
Mathias CormannMathias Cormann
20 September 1970, Australian
Politician

Richard J. EvansRichard J. Evans
29 September 1947, British
Historian, University teacher, Non-fiction writer

Valerie Amos, Baroness AmosValerie Amos, Baroness Amos
13 March 1954, British
Politician
Naomi AldermanNaomi Alderman
1974 AD, British
Novelist

Alex Sim-WiseAlex Sim-Wise
11 November 1981, British
Model
Jon Owen JonesJon Owen Jones
19 April 1954, Welsh
Politician

Andrew MillerAndrew Miller
29 April 1961, British
Novelist

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.