1. Chris Pine
This hot specimen spent a year at Leeds from 2000-2001 as part of his English degree at University of California, Berkeley. Since his time living in Hyde Park, he has starred in the reboot of the Star Trek franchise as Captain Kirk, and more recently as Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman. He speaks fondly of his time at Leeds, regarding it as ‘one of the best years of his life’ in an interview.
2. Alice Levine
f you don’t recognise her face you’re sure to recognise her voice, as former Leeds student Alice Levine is a regular DJ on BBC Radio 1. Alice has also presented ‘Big Brother’s Bit on the Side’, among other presenting roles. In 2015 she began presenting popular podcast ‘My Dad Wrote a Porno’, which she also co-writes, with collaborators she met as part of Leeds Student TV.
3. Jamie Laing
Before starring in E4’s ‘Made in Chelsea’, TV personality Jamie Laing was a student at Leeds, alongside fellow ‘Made in Chelsea’ stars Caggie Dunlop and Stevie Johnson. The heir to the McVitie’s fortune has been back to visit since his graduation, popping up in Central Village on a night out in 2013.
He has since built a candy empire with Candy Kittens which is now stocked in supermarkets up and down the country, including Waitrose, Tesco, WHSmith the list goes on. It is also stocked in a number of other countries. Not bad at all Jamie you business mogul.
1. Gerard Bulter
Arguable one of the best alumni’s to have at your uni the cool Gerard Bulter has to be up there! Gerard is a Scottish actor who has appeared in films, on stage and television. A lot of people don’t know but he is a trained lawyer… got the looks and brain to match!
He has appeared in Tomorrow Never Dies, Tale of the Mummy, Dracula 2000, Reign of Fire and Lara Croft Tomb Raider plus numerous other films.
University of Leicester
1. Will Tudor
Game of Thrones fans will be thrilled to find out Will is a former alumni of the University of Leicester, playing Olyvar. He has also stared in channel 4’s Humans and film Tomorrow.
2. Adele Parks
Adele studied English as a former alumni at the university of Leicester. She has impressively sold over 3.5 million UK copies of her novels and her books have been translated into over 26 languages. All 18 of her novels have been UK bestsellers!
University of Liverpool
1. Nick Grimshaw
I’m sure you’ve all heard of Nick Grimshaw BBC Radio DJ and former X factor Judge. He is a former alumni of the University of Liverpool having studied communications and media studies.
2. Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara
Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara was the first president and prime minister of Gambia. He completed his veterinary surgeon training at the university of Liverpool. Now that’s next level impressive as a former alumni of your uni.
3. Roxanne Pallett
Roxanne is known for playing Jo Sugden in the ITV soup Emmerdale. More recently she has been known for her appearance on Celebrity Big Brother when she shocked the nation with her behaviour and accusations towards another contestant. Her career doesn’t seem to have been the same since.
Before her TV career she studied at the University of Liverpool in Media and Culture studies.