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

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Samiha Begum’s UEA journey

Samiha Begum studied BA History at UEA from 2017-2020. Samiha now works as Graduate Trainee at KPMG, after a stint in the Civil Service. Samiha talked to us...

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Alasdair Lindsay's Alumni Story

UEA Scriptwriting and Performance graduate Alasdair Lindsay writes about the value of his degree and his job as a digital PR manager.

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Meet the UEA graduate helping to regulate outer space

An interview with Andrew Peebles, External Relations Officer within the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), and UEA History graduate.

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Remembering Richard Sheppard

Two graduates remember the late Richard Sheppard

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Izzy Voice's Alumni Story

Izzy Voice studied BA Literature and History and MA Early Modern History at UEA. Izzy is now a Commissioning Editor for History of the Americas, Routledge,...

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Message from Prof David Maguire, Vice-Chancellor, to alumni

Prof David Maguire communicates with alumni directly for the first time. Article shared in monthly email newsletter Ziggurat.

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From MA in International Relations to Luxemburg Peace Prize

From MA in International Relations to Luxemburg Peace Prize: Dr Levchenko wins award for her inspiring peace work in Ukraine.

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The UEA alumni story of saving the red kite in the UK

Dr Mike Pienkowski, UEA BIO grad, discusses his leadership of the Experimental Reintroduction of Red Kites to England and Scotland.

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Working in bid writing and studying History at UEA

Ryan Cornick studied BA History from 2011-2014. Ryan is now an Assistant bid manager for Willmott Dixon Construction in Manchester. Ryan recently told us all...

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UEA memories and working in heritage

UEA History graduate Adam Baker gives impressions on studying at UEA and starting a career in heritage.

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How studying Biology at UEA led to a thriller set in the deserts of northern China

UEA alumnus Ben Colbridge (BIO 2001) released his debut novel Into Xinjiang on the 28th April this year – a thriller set in the deserts of northern China, but...

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Georgia’s journey from Geography at UEA to Kent Police

Georgia Marshall studied BSc Geography at UEA from 2017-2020. After a six-month period working as a town planner, Georgia has embarked on a career with the...

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Starting a career in Japan after BA History

Sine Burridge left UEA in 2020 with a BA in History. After going on to attain an additional CELTA qualification, Sine joined the Japan Exchange and Teaching...

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How studying at UEA kickstarted a career in radio

Kitty Perrin studied BA History and Politics at UEA from 2018-2021. Kitty has since been working as a presenter and producer for BBC Radio Norfolk. Kitty...

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Teaching English in Hanoi after UEA

Freya Tyrrell studied BA History from 2014-2017 at UEA. After graduation, Freya travelled to Vietnam to teach English and has been there even since! Freya...

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The UEA graduate shaping the fashion industry

Rebecca Brown studied English literature at UEA from 2011 to 2014 and since then has been working as a conceptual copywriter in creative marketing. Rebecca is...

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Spotlight on Zoë Johnson

February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It is a day to celebrate and honour women’s significant achievements in science, as well as...

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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 Global...

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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,...


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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