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

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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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My UEA Story: Andrew Lawn

Andrew Lawn's new book, We Lose Every Week: The History of Football Chanting, began life as a Politics and Media dissertation at UEA back in 2009

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'Education is my passion'

Three graduates share their experiences studying the MA in Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment in the UEA School of Education and Lifelong Learning

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UEA Alumni in 2020 - part 4

In the final instalment we share the story of the Biological Sciences graduate leading the Oxford vaccine, of a proud social worker advocating for her...

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Investigating the common tea bag

Violeta Novakovic, Samantha Viljoen and Georgina Yallop discovered, there’s more to the tame old teabag than meets the eyes. And their research project featured...

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UEA Alumni in 2020 - part 3

A breakthrough TV star, an entrepreneur giving people a renewed sense of confidence, a nurse and popular poet, a key member of the UEA Women's Alumni Network...

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UEA Alumni in 2020 - part 2

An 'unsung' hero supporting thousands of vulnerable people in Pakistan, a nurse turned author who returned to the NHS in 2020, a community star, a...

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UEA Alumni in 2020 - part 1

This week we share the stories of five graduates: a midwife and Vogue cover star, an acclaimed author, an ethically-driven business owner, a Nobel Prize-winning...

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All eyes on the Arctic

The German research icebreaker Polarstern has spent the past a year drifting through the Arctic Ocean trapped in ice. Graduate Dr Jessie Gardner was on board

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My UEA Story: Will Shears

Will Shears is a filmmaker perhaps best know for his film about a tuk tuk driving around Europe, which he shot with fellow UEA graduate Callum Fairhurst.

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'Our children represent the future. What could be more important?’

Three school Governors - and UEA graduates - share their experiences.

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My UEA Story: Adam Honeysett-Watts

Inspired by his time at UEA, Adam Honeysett-Watts has recently launched his own public affairs & communications consultancy and named it 'do Different.' 

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'This is the part where I figure out what's next'

Katie Sawyer graduated in 2020. In the first instalment of a diary documenting her first year as a graduate, she looks back at an extraordinary final year at UEA...

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The strength in storytelling

Poet, scriptwriter, co-director of True Stories Lives, and recent recipient of a UEA Engagement Award Molly Naylor talks accessibility, lockdown, and the value...

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My UEA Story: Sonal Grover

Brand Leadership graduate Sonal on her time at UEA, taking a career break to study, and her role in visual merchandising

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'It will be magical to see our words brought to life'

English Literature graduate Olivia Weaver on writing her first film in lockdown

'I enjoyed every day at UEA'

Six graduates share their experiences studying the MA Mathematics Education degree in the UEA School of Education and Lifelong Learning

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My UEA Story: Jamie Stevenson

From Norwich to Java, journalism to the NHS, Jamie's career has embraced the idea of 'doing different'

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My UEA Story: James Blower

James shares his memories of UEA, explains what he’s been up to since he left, and offers advice to those studying today

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My UEA Story: Darren Baggett

A career in finance and a passion for fundraising followed three years studying Mathematics and Economics at UEA

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My UEA Story: Robert McCaskill

Nearly 10 years since graduating, Robert recalls his memories of leaving university, returning home, and breaking into his career

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Grads on the path to success

Last month’s Graduate Outcomes Survey revealed that more UEA graduates are above the national average when it comes to working in highly-skilled occupations.

'I was scared. But luckily it worked out'

You may know him as the UEA student who rapped his dissertation, but that was just the beginning. 2019 graduate Nicholas Uzoka – aka Zoka the Author – speaks to...

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'Keep an open mind'

Continuing our series of blogs by UEA graduates, Sophie Bunce writes about stepping into an unexpected career, how success at work is 'simply down to...

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'The UEA and Norwich communities gave me a sense of belonging'

Kit Rackley graduated from UEA in 2004. In the first of a series of blogs to celebrate the class of 2020, Kit writes about the path to an unexpected career and...

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