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


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...

Aaron Thomas flipping Insect Burgers

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....

Bibek in Dolpa

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...

Katie Sawyer Work Event

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...

Lucy and her socks

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...

Molly Naylor

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...

Sowmya and Mahnoor

'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...

Ian Gibson

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...

Luke Browning sampling beer

It all began at UEA when fermentation was covered on my BSc and MSc syllabi

Luke Browning completed a BSc in Biochemistry and then an MSc in Biotechnology at UEA, graduating finally in 2013. Luke spoke to us recently and told us how his...

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Round and round the old-fashioned slide carousel turns

Although I rarely visit Norwich these days, my memories of it are abiding. Each click of my mental View-Master brings forward a familiar image, a rotating...

Sarah Midwife at Work

'Midwives are all-singing, all-dancing care givers', International Day of the Midwife 2021

Sarah Evans is a UEA Midwifery graduate and currently works in Birmingham Women’s Hospital. She shares her career highlights on the International Day of the...

Katie Sawyer Dines Out

The past year has taught me that although I have the potential to achieve great things by myself, I can do so much more when I ask for help.

In Katie's third instalment of her first year out diary, showcasing her first 12 months as a UEA graduate, she has some very exciting news - she's moved to...

Simone Chalkley

'I wanted to work with others and see where the creative side of things might lead'

Simone Chalkley began her degree (a BA in English Literature with Creative Writing) at UEA in 2016 after 16 years running her own proofreading and editing...

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The UEA ENV graduates bringing opportunity to smallholder farmers in the tropics

Three UEA graduates work together at a small start-up in Suffolk designing and building affordable solar water pumps which offer smallholder farmers a cheaper,...

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'I enjoyed life at UEA a lot because I am in love with nature'

Four graduates from the MSc Education Leadership and Management in the UEA School of Education and Lifelong Learning share their experiences

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Meet UEA’s MA Second Language Education alumni

In this post, we look at the MA Second Language Education degree in the UEA School of Education and Lifelong Learning. Four graduates tell us about their...

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I am more confident after having completed my MA TESOL at UEA

Four graduates share their experiences studying the MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in the UEA School of Education and Lifelong Learning

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My UEA Story: Todd Barry

Todd Barry has run a seafood restaurant on Cape Cod for many years. Here he shares his experience of being at UEA in the 1980s, where he studied English and...

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'It’s 2021, and I’m starting again with a new perspective'

In the second instalment of a diary documenting her first year as a graduate, Katie Sawyer recalls the ups and downs of applications and the importance of...

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