Here we celebrate many of our outstanding alumni and recognise their noted achievements.
This list is not exhaustive and if you know of somebody who you think should be included, please email email@example.com.
Multi-award winning lawyer, public speaker, TV contributor, diversity leader, patron and board member (LLB 1994)
Read Funke Abimbola 's full profile.
Kate Adie CBE
Journalist (BA Scandinavian Studies 1967, Hon MA 1990)
Read Kate Adie CBE's full profile.
Michael Alderson Seminario
Co-founder and Director of EcoSwell (BSc Environmental Science 2008, MSc Environmental Engineering 2009)
Read Michael Alderson Seminario's full profile.
Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan
Philosopher, Neuroscientist and Geostrategist (MBBS 1983)
Read Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan's full profile.
Social entrepreneur, a science communicator and a public speaker (BSc Genetics 1994, MSc Biology, PhD Biology 2003)
Read Theo Anagnostopoulos' full profile.
Professor Roy Ascott
Director of the Planetary Collegium and DeTao Master of Technoetic Arts at the DeTao Masters Academy in Shanghai. He is also Doctor Honoris Causa, Ionian University, Corfu; Honorary Professor, Aalborg University Copenhagen; Honorary Professor West London University (BA Hons Fine Art 1959)
Read Roy Ascott's full profile.
Professor Dennis Assanis
President of the University of Delaware (BSc Marine Engineering, 1980)
Read Professor Dennis Assanis' full profile.
Publisher, editor and writer (English Literature 1978)
Read Neil Astley's full profile.
Rowan Atkinson CBE
Successful actor, comedian and screenwriter (BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering 1975)
Read Rowan Atkinson CBE's full profile.
American attorney and politician (MSc Physics 1962, Hon DCL 2015)
Read Bruce Babbitt's full profile.
Youngest Briton to reach the South Pole from the Hercules Inlet (BSc Geography 2013)
Read Bryony Balen's full profile.
Chief Constable (LLB 1978)
Read Mike Barton's full profile.
Andy Bird CBE
British film producer and executive (BA English Language & Literature 1986)
Read Andy Bird CBE's full profile.
President and Chief Executive Officer of SNC-Lavalin (MBA 2002)
Read Neil Bruce's full profile.
Director Burdus Access and Chair of the British Wheelchair Racing Association (BSc Zoology 1982)
Read Professor David Burdus' full profile.
Professor Sir John Burn
Professor of Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University (BSc Human Genetics 1973, MBBS 1976, MD 1991)
Read Professor Sir John Burn's full profile.
William Butler-Adams OBE
CEO of Brompton Bicycles (MEng 1997)
Read William Butler-Adams OBE's full profile.
President of International Markets for MasterCard (MSc Medical Statistics 1979)
Read Ann Cairn's full profile.
Double Academy Award- winning British film producer, founder of Red Box Films and co-founder of Lightbox (BA History 1991)
Read Simon Chinn's full profile.
Dr Chiau Beng Choo
Former CEO of Keppel Corporation Limited (BSc Naval Architecture 1970, MSc Naval Architecture 1971, Hon DCL 2009)
Read Dr Chiau Beng Choo's full profile.
Architect, presenter and writer (BA Architectural Studies 1995, Cert Architectural Practice 1996)
Read George Clarke's full profile.
Ed Coode MBE
Former British rower, twice World Champion and Olympic Gold medalist (BSc Marine Biology 1997)
Read Ed Coode's full profile.
Managing Director - South East Asia at JCB (BA Social Studies 1995)
Read Tom Cornell's full profile.
Professor Sir Alan Craft
Emeritus Professor of Child Health at Newcastle University (MBBS 1969, MD 1978)
Professor Sir Alan Craft's full profile.
Award winning children's writer (BA Hons French and Spanish 1995)
Helen Docherty's full profile.
His Excellency Alexander John Gosse Downer AC
Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (BA Politics & Economics 1974, Hon DCL 2001)
Read His Excellency Alexander John Gosse Downer AC's full profile.
Deemster David Doyle
First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls of the Isle of Man (Law, 1981)
Read Deemster David Doyle's full profile.
Co-founder of Chrysalis Records, record producer and manager (BSc Science 1965)
Read Terry Ellis' full profile.
Sir Terry Farrell CBE
Architect planner & designer (Architecture 1961, Honorary DCL 2000)
Read Sir Terry Farrell's full profile.
Bryan Ferry CBE
Singer songwriter (BA Fine Art 1968, Hon DMus 2014)
Read Bryan Ferry's full profile.
The Reverend Canon Giles Anthony Fraser
Church of England priest, journalist and broadcaster (BA Philosophy 1987)
Read Giles Anthony Fraser's full profile.
Business Leader (PhD Geochemistry, 1970)
Read Chris Gibson-Smith's full profile.
Freelance poet and writer (BA Arts 1975)
Read Chrissie Gittins' full profile.
Robert Goodwill MP
Minister of State for immigration in the Home Office (Agriculture 1979)
Read Robert Goodwill MP's full profile.
Teresa Graham CBE
Influential accountant and SME champion (BA English Literature 1977)
Read Teresa Graham's full profile.
Professor Sarah Hainsworth
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Aston University (BEng Science of Engineering Materials 1989, PhD Factors Influencing the Tribology of Ceramic Surfaces 1993)
Read Professor Sarah Hainsworth's full profile.
World record-breaking adventurer, endurance athlete and motivational speaker (BSc Countryside Management 2001)
Read Olly Hicks' full profile.
Theatre and television writer and producer (BA English Literature 1976)
Read Debbie Horsfield's full profile.
Face and voice of football on BBC Television (BA Combined Studies 1984)
Read Damian Johnson's full profile.
Founder of AllBright and former CEO at Hearst Magazines UK (BA International Business Management 1997)
Read Anna Jones' full profile
Dr Rashida Karmali
Founder, CEO and President of Tactical Therapeutics (PhD Biochemistry 1976)
Read Dr Rashida Karmali's full profile.
Derek Kelly MBE
Founder and Chairman of Kelly Turkeys (BSc Agriculture 1950)
Read Derek Kelly's full profile.
Professor Paul Michael Kennedy CBE FBA
J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History and Fellow of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale University (BA Modern History 1966)
Professor Paul Michael Kennedy's full profile.
Professor Edmund King OBE
President of the AA (BA Politics 1980)
Read Professor Edmund King OBE's full profile.
Artist (BA Fine Art 2017)
Read Joy Labinjo's full profile.
Alternate Chief Executive of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited (BA Accounting and Financial Analysis 1985)
Read Peter Leung's full profile.
Dr Adetokunbo (Ade) Lucas O.F.R
Global health leader for Africa (MBBS 1956, MD 1964, Hon DSc 2000)
Read Dr Adetokunbo Lucas' full profile.
British Labour Party politician (BA Hons Politics 2001)
Read Lisa Nandy's full profile.
TV producer (Politics and Economics)
Read Dianne Nelmes' full profile.
The Honourable Mr Justice Matthew Nicklin
Justice of the High Court (LLB 1992)
Read Sir Matthew Nicklin's full profile.
Susannah Rodgers MBE
Former British Paralympic Swimmer (BA Modern Languages 2005)
Read Susannah Rodger's full profile.
CEO of ReachLocal (BA Hons History 1980)
Read Sharon Rowlands's full profile.
Former CEO at Lloyd's Register & Marine Industry Leader (BSc Naval Architecture 1979, Hon DCL 2009)
Read Richard Sadler's full profile.
Professor Mushtaq Ahmad Saleem
Academic and leading scientist (MSc Agriculture, 1980)
Read Professor Mushtaq Ahmad Saleem's full profile.
Dr Helen Scales
British marine biologist, broadcaster and writer (Msc Tropical Coastal Managament 2000)
Read Dr Helen Scales' full profile.
Artist (Art, 1968 to 1972)
Read Sean Scully's full profile.
Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt
Academic and commentator (BA Philosophy and Psychology 1978)
Read Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt's full profile.
Dr Ali Mohamed Shein
7th President of Zanzibar (PhD Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine 1989)
Read Dr Ali Mohamed Shein's full profile.
Actor, playwright, theatre director (BA Fine Art 1962)
Read Jack Shepherd's full profile.
Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui
Vice Chancellor Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan (PhD Medicine 1978)
Read Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui's full profile.
Professor Dave Singh
President and Chief Medical Officer, Vivos Therapeutics, Inc (BDS Dental Surgery, 1983)
Read Professor Singh's full profile.
Musician (BA Combined Honours 2001, MA The Americas 2002)
Read Paul Smith's full profile.
Explorer, author and television presenter (BSc Geography 1997)
Read Ed Stafford's full profile.
Screenwriter and playwright (BA English 1994)
Read Peter Straughan's full profile.
Miriam Stoppard OBE
Doctor, author, television presenter and advice columnist (MBBS 1961, MD 1966, Hon DCL 2004)
Read Miriam Stoppard's full profile.
Professor Sir Eric Thomas
Former Chair of the Worldwide Universities Network and President of Universities UK (MB BS 1976, MD (Medicine MB BS) 1987)
Read Professor Sir Eric Thomas' full profile.
Chris Townsend OBE
Commercial Director at Chelsea Football Club (BSc Geography 1977)
Read Chris Townsend's full profile.
Professor Sir Doug Turnbull
Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Disease at Newcastle University (MBBS 1976, MD, PhD 1983)
Read Professor Sir Doug Turnbull's full profile.
Professor Zaini Ujang
Academic administrator and environmental engineer (MSc Environmental Engineering 1991, PhD Environmental Engineering 1996)
Read Professor Zaini Ujang's full profile.
Tony Wadsworth CBE
Music industry professional (BA Economics 1977)
Read Tony Wadsworth's full profile.
Broadcaster and Women's Rights campaigner (BA English Language and Linguistics 2004)
Read Charlie Webster's full profile.
John Peter Wilkinson (Wilko Johnson)
British singer, guitarist, songwriter and actor (BA Arts 1970)
Read Wilko Johnson's full profile.
Claire Williams OBE
Deputy Team Principal of the Williams Formula One racing team (BA Politics 1999)
Read Claire Williams OBE's full profile.
Dr Zoe Williams
General Practitioner, media personality, fitness and physical activity expert, motivational speaker and Gladiator (MBBS Medicine 2007)
Read Dr Zoe Williams's full profile.
Founder of Sage and serial entrepreneur (Computing Science & Statistics 1980, Honorary Degree DCL 2004)
Read Graham Wylie's full profile.