Check out the list of notable University Of Leeds alumni.

Established in 1904 in West Yorkshire, England, is the University of Leeds which is a redbrick university. The student body of the University of Leeds comprises of almost 32,000 students, which makes it the seventh largest university in the United Kingdom. The university believes in power of diversity, and houses individuals from different parts of the world. Being one of the best universities in the U.K., Leeds is ranked as the 32nd best university in Europe and the 93rd best internationally, as per the 2016-17 statistics of QS World University Rankings. It was also declared as the Sunday Times University of the Year in the year 2017. By practicing professionalism, integrity and inclusiveness to everyday learning, Leeds provides a welcoming learning environment. The whole campus occupies a beautiful and sprawling 1230 acres, and is elegantly and diversely styled, as per the history of the country. Leeds offers remarkable programs in various areas of studies such as Arts, Business, Engineering, Science and Medicine, thus making it one of the most targeted British universities today. The University of Leeds, has produced various distinguished people and a large number of Nobel Laureates. Chris Pine, Sayeeda Warsi and Piers Sellers make the list of some eminent people who had their humble beginnings at the University of Leeds. Here’s a list of some notable personalities from the University of Leeds, who have been a constant source of inspiration to the world.
Mark KnopflerMark Knopfler
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Record producer, Film score composer)

12 August 1949

Glasgow

British

Leo

Mark GatissMark Gatiss
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Novelist, Voice actor, Writer, Science fiction writer, Television producer, Film director, Film producer, Film editor)

17 October 1966

Sedgefield

British

Libra

Harold ShipmanHarold Shipman
(Physician, Serial killer)

14 January 1946

13 January 2004

Nottingham

British

Capricorn

Leslie CheungLeslie Cheung
(Singer, Composer, Film director, Actor, Songwriter)

12 September 1956

01 April 2003

Hong Kong

Virgo

Little BootsLittle Boots
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Record producer)

04 May 1984

Thornton

British

Taurus

Richard QuestRichard Quest
(Journalist, Television presenter)

09 March 1962

Liverpool

British

Pisces

Keir StarmerKeir Starmer
(Barrister)

02 September 1962

Southwark

British

Virgo

Wizard of New ZealandWizard of New Zealand
(Comedian, Teacher, Politician, Stage magician)

04 December 1932

London

New Zealander

Sagittarius

Piers SellersPiers Sellers
(Astronaut, Scientist, Meteorologist)

11 April 1955

23 December 2016

Crowborough

British,American

Aries

Herbert ReadHerbert Read
(Art historian, Poet, Writer, Philosopher, Anarchist, Literary critic)

04 December 1893

12 June 1968

Muscoates

British

Sagittarius

Alice LevineAlice Levine
(Presenter)

08 July 1986

Nottingham

British

Cancer

Paul DacrePaul Dacre
(Journalist)

14 November 1948

Arnos Grove

British

Scorpio

Jay RaynerJay Rayner
(Presenter, Journalist, Food critic)

14 September 1966

London

British

Virgo

Tony HarrisonTony Harrison
(Poet, Writer, Playwright)

30 April 1937

Leeds

British

Taurus

Alistair BrownleeAlistair Brownlee
(Triathlete)

23 April 1988

Dewsbury

British

Taurus

Richard HoggartRichard Hoggart
(Sociologist, University teacher)

24 September 1918

10 April 2014

Leeds

British

Libra

Andy KershawAndy Kershaw
(Disc jockey)

09 November 1959

Rochdale

British

Scorpio

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