University of Brighton
Close second: DJ Jo Whiley
English DJ Fatboy Slim went to what was then called Brighton Polytechnic to study English, politics and sociology. During his time at uni he developed his DJing skills and made a number of appearances at clubs in Brighton.
University of Bristol
Close second: Actor David Walliams
The mentalist and illusionist studied law and German at Bristol. While at the uni, he also went to watch a hypnotist show which inspired his future career.
University of Cambridge
Close second: Future king Prince Charles
Cambridge have certainly earned some bragging rights with their alumni, which ranges from scientists to actors and even royalty. But, Isaac Newton has to be the greatest. The mathematician, astronomer, theologian and physicist formed his theory of gravity after watching an apple fall from a tree.
University of Central Lancashire
Close second: Newspaper editor Simon Kelner
Journalist and television presenter Ranvir Singh gained her postgraduate qualification in journalism at the University of Central Lancashire. Since graduating, she has gone on to present on Daybreak and Good Morning Britain.
University of Edinburgh
Close second: Alexander Graham Bell
This scientist’s interest in nature is, reportedly, what led him to drop his course in medical education at the University of Edinburgh and move to Cambridge to study natural science.
University of Exeter
Close second: Naturist Steve Backshall
If it wasn’t for this woman, the magic of Harry Potter simply wouldn’t exist. So for that we owe her, and possibly Exeter, a lot.
University of Glasgow
Close second: Singer Emeli Sande
Hunky Scottish actor Gerard Butler studied Law at Glasgow. Since graduating he has landed roles in P.S. I Love You, 300, The Bounty Hunter and Olympus Has Fallen.
University of Greenwich
Close second: Grime artist JME
With her Noughts And Crosses series, author Blackman introduced the idea of ethical and social issues to the nation’s youngsters. The ambitious series is undoubtedly her most famous work but she has penned more than 60 books.
University of Huddersfield
Professor Brian Cox
Close second: Journalist Sally Nugent
The popular physicist didn’t technically attend the university — he has a honorary doctorate — but he is the most noteworthy out there, tough luck guys!
University of Kent
Close second: Actor Alan Davies
The popstar who has had hits such as Starry Eyed, I Need Your Love and Love Me Like You Do was in fact spotted at a University of Kent talent contest. She was consequently told to leave uni to start her music career.