7 Famous People Who Have Degrees From The University Of Kent
Just to add to your pride about studying at UKC, here are a few of Kent’s famous graduates. Because name dropping is always fun.
1. Gavin Esler
Ex-Chief North American correspondent for the BBC and Newsnight presenter, he is now the University’s chancellor. He read English and American Literature and graduated in 1974, he also has an honorary Masters and Doctorate in Civil Law from Kent.
2. Alan Davies
Davies graduated in Drama & Theatre Studies in 1984 and belonged to Keynes College before becoming a successful comedian. He is now a panelist on QI.
3. Ellie Goulding
Now an internationally recognised musician, Ellie once stepped foot on the Keynestock stage before being spotted and signed to Polydor records. She was a Drama & Theatre Studies student and belonged to Rutherford College.
4. E. L. James
The best-selling author of Fifty Shades of Grey studied history at the Kent.
5. Orlando Bloom
Orlando grew up in Canterbury and the University of Kent gave him an honorary degree in 2010.
6. Harry Hill
Funny man Harry Hill received an honorary degree in 2014. And took this selfie during his graduation ceremony.
7. James Wong
TV presenter and botanist James Wong studied his Masters at the University of Kent. He had his first TV show at the age of 27 called How To Grow Your Own Drugs. It isn’t as dodgy as it sounds.