University of Warwick
1. Stephen Merchant
Stephen is Ricky Gervais’s sidekick, first developing his hilarious brand in the corridors and airwaves of the University of Warwick. He is also a English Writer, director, radio presenter, obviously a comedian and actor.
He is best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington, as the co-writer and co-director of the popular sitcom The office (2001-2003), co-writer and co-star of Extras (2005-2007) and co-host of The Ricky Gervais Show for the radio, podcast, audiobook and television formats.
2. Steve Heighway
A former alumni of the University of Warwick is football legend Steve Heighway who played for Liverpool. Much of his success was in the 70s and he was ranked 23rd in the 100 players who shook the kop poll.
3. Anne Fine
Anne Fine is a writer who has written over seventy children’s books. She is best known as the beloved author of the Granny Project and Madame Doubtfire. She is a former alumni of The University of Warwick.
University of Coventry
1. Debbie Issit
Coventry theatre fans may have had the privilege of witnessing Coventry University graduate Debbie on their very own soil. She graduated in 1985 in theatre and professional practice.
She went on to star in two Christmas comedy films Nativity and Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger. She is known for Bafta award winning teleplay The Illustrated Mum, the stage play The Women Who Cooked Her Husband. Most recently she directed the ITV series Love and Marriage.
2. Jo Cameron
Jo Cameron faced up to Lord Sugar on the BBC show the Apprentice in 2006, she has tried her hand at radio presenting, was on the weakest link and now runs a business called Redmane Group.
3. Matthew Macklin
Matthew known as “The Tipperary Tornado” is British-Irish professional boxer. He represented Britain and Ireland in the ring and is former Irish, British and European middleweight champion.
Piers is British born and a bloody NASA astronaut and a former alumni of Edinburgh University!!! If that isn’t brilliance i don’t know what is, a future astronaut wondering your halls, just shows anything is possible!
2. Louise Thompson
Not quite an astronaut but Louise is on of the OG of Made in Chelsea and featured on the Jump. She is known for her feature in reality TV but since has pathed a successful career in business and as an instagram “influencer”. She is CEO to brand Live like Louise which she started with her finance Ryan Libby and director of Pocket Sport which she started with a pal she met at Edinburgh University. She has been on the cover of Women’s Health twice and released a Sunday Times bestselling book Live Well With Louise in 2018. Not bad considering she is a former alumni of Edinburgh Uni only 8 years ago!
3. Sir Chris Hoy
Sir Chris Hoy is a track cyclist and has won a gold medal at the Olympics six times! Chris graduated in BSc Sports Science in 1999 as a former alumni of Edinburgh University. He has since been the most successful Scottish Olympian and the most successful male Olympic cyclist of all time.