Who is your university’s greatest former student? -Part 2

Continued from part 1 of 4

University of Brighton

Fatboy Slim

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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

Derren Brown

Derren Brown


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

Isaac Newton


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

Ravnir Singh

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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

Charles Darwin

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

JK Rowling

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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

Gerard Butler

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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

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman

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

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

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding


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.

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