Graduates from across UEA's history share stories of their student days and their lives and careers since graduating.

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Innovation and Impact Awards: Thuria's alumni story

Thuria Wenbar is the CEO of e-Pharmacy and was the recipient of an Innovation and Impact award in 2019, for Student/Graduate Innovation and Enterprise. Thuria...

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How studying actuarial science at UEA led to writing fantasy novels

Davina Tijani left UEA with a BSc in Actuarial Science in 2017 and went on to complete a Master’s in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics at UCL. Davina is now Data...

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The Road from UEA to The City of Hollywood

Wazir Ishmael PhD is the City Manager of the City of Hollywood, Florida, USA. He recently sat down with us to talk about his journey from studying International...

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My UEA Story: Joel Taylor

Joel Taylor left UEA in 2020 with a BSc in Actuarial Science. He is now a HI Pricing Analyst at Aviva. This is Joel's UEA story.

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Abigail’s BA History journey

Abigail Rowlands graduated in 2018 with a BA in History. Abigail now works as a Fundraising administrator for the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation. She spoke...

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Canopey - Meet the two UEA grads creating an ethical marketplace

Hugo Douglas-Deane graduated from UEA in 2017 with a BA in English Literature and Thomas Panton graduated in 2018 with a BA in International Relations and...

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Molly's UEA Journey: BA History to Secondary School Teacher

Molly Blaser graduated from UEA in 2019 with a BA in History. She now teaches Religion, Philosophy and Ethics at a Secondary School. These are Molly’s...

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Tom’s UEA Story: COP26, the Cabinet Office and the Foreign Office

Tom Sellars completed a BA in History and Politics and an MA in Public Policy and Public Management at UEA. After graduating, he went straight into a policy...

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Emily's BA History and PR Journey

Emily Souders graduated from UEA in 2015 with a BA History degree. Since then, Emily has built a career in public relations working first for agency Golin, and...

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Ellie Coulson - Charity CEO and Drama Graduate

Ellie Coulson graduated from UEA in 2005 with a BA in Drama. Since then, Ellie has had a varied career across wellbeing, sales and management. In November 2021,...

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Nick Williams – How studying at UEA led to working all over the world

Nick studied Economics and German at UEA from 1981-1985 and since then he has worked for ANZ (Australia and New Zealand banking group) all over the world,...

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Zubin’s graduate journey into law

Zubin Kanji left UEA in 2021 with a Law LLB and has recently finished a postgraduate qualification in competition law at King’s College London. This month, Zubin...

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From UEA to BAFTA-winning shorts in 4 years

Giordana Tallarita is a Junior Motion Designer at Miyagi. Giordana graduated from UEA with a BA in Film and Television studies in 2018, and since then has gone...

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Meet the grad making rewilding more accessible

Jon Conradi left UEA in 2002 with a BA in Philosophy and Politics. After graduating, he went on to forge a career in education – first teaching English, and then...

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From UEA Politics to Parliament

Will Opposs works as a Hansard reporter in the House of Commons as part of a team producing the Official Report of proceedings. Will studied within the School of...

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Starting a career in politics after UEA: Harriet's Alumni Story

Harriet Francis graduated from UEA with a BA in International Relations and Politics in 2019. After leaving UEA, Harriet worked for a Public Affairs agency and...

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Eve Hill's Podcasting Journey

Eve Hill graduated from UEA with a BA in Media Studies in 2021 and has been immersing herself in the world of podcasts. We asked her questions about the podcast...

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From UEA to edible insects: Yum Bug

Aaron Thomas, who studied BSc Ecology and MSC Applied Ecology and Conservation at UEA, and his business partner, Leopold Taylor, have launched an edible insect...

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Graham Catley - A Life in Photography

Graham Catley studied Environmental Sciences from 1972-1975. Graham has always been passionate about wildlife and photography, with his formative trips made...

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UEA Alumni in 2021

A roundup of UEA Alumni activity in the past year.

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Whales and Dolphins: Ocean Action is Climate Action: Ed's Alumni Story

Ed Goodall graduated from UEA in 2010 with a BSc in Environmental Sciences and has since established a career in conservation. He has previously worked in...

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I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with TV

Erin Giannini is a TV writer. She has served as an editor and contributor at PopMatters and has published and presented work on television series such as...

Sarah Longthorne

Video game writing and a return to UEA

Sarah J Longthorne is a professional writer and the senior narrative designer at Sumo Digital Nottingham, having previously worked at Fusebox Games and Jagex....

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Bibek's alumni story: Sir David Attenborough, Snow Leopards and the WWF

Bibek Raj Shrestha graduated with an MSc in Applied Ecology in 2018. Bibek has long been passionate about environmental issues and recently has been involved...

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I’m excited for where this next year will take me.

In Katie's fourth and final instalment, she looks back on her one year since leaving UEA and how far she has come. Now four months into a finance role and in...

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All the small businesses in the world add up to be a force to be reckoned with

Lucy Jeffrey graduated from UEA in 2016 with a BSc in Biological Sciences. Lucy went on to a graduate programme at a major bank and alongside that she started up...

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My UEA Story: Peter Kirton

Peter Kirton is President and CEO of Sheboygan Paint Company in the USA, and has had a varied and full career in research and business, taking him all across the...

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Graduates star in Song of the Reed

Molly Naylor and Ella Dorman-Gajic are UEA graduates and stars of the new BBC Radio 4 drama Song of the Reed written by our very own Prof Steve Waters. Molly...

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'It is extremely important that UEA alumni support each other'

Mahnoor Qadir and Sowmya Shah met on their Sustainable Consumption module while studying an Environment MSc at UEA. They soon discovered that they had a lot in...

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Dr Ian Gibson remembered - 'A passion for science and a passion for life'

Last month, we were very saddened to learn of Dr Ian Gibson’s death. Ian joined UEA’s School of Biological Sciences in 1965 and taught here for many years. He...

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