Which Famous People Went To The University Of Warwick?
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The Famous People To Have Studied At The University Of Warwick

Vincent Ralph March 11, 2023

The University of Warwick has a rich history when it comes to producing famous alumni. They may have started out as wide-eyed 18-year-olds wondering what the future holds, but the people on this list ended u[ becoming household names. So which famous people have studied at Warwick?

Arguably the biggest name is Sting, who studied at the University of Warwick in the 1970s. Although he started out studying English, he eventually switched to music and found success as the lead singer of The Police. Sting has won numerous awards for his contributions to music, including 16 Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, and a Golden Globe. He has also been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Another notable alumnus of Warwick is Stephen Merchant, who studied there in the 1990s. Merchant is a comedian, actor, writer, and director, best known for his work with Ricky Gervais on the television shows The Office and Extras. He has won numerous awards for his work, including three BAFTA Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Emmy. Merchant’s time at the University of Warwick undoubtedly helped him develop the wit and creativity that have made him such a successful entertainer. He wrote and directed the Hollywood hit Fighting With My Family and was most recently seen in the BBC’s dark comedy Outlaws.

Germaine Greer studied at Warwick in the 1960s and is now known as a prominent feminist writer and activist. She is the author of several influential books, including The Female Eunuch, and has been a vocal advocate for women’s rights throughout her career.

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Ruth Jones is yet another famous alumni of the University of Warwick. Jones studied there in the 1980s and is now known as an award-winning actress and writer. She is best known for her work on the television show Gavin & Stacey, which she co-created and co-wrote with James Corden. She made the role of Nessa her own and her catchphrases have gone down in TV history. Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including two BAFTA Awards and a British Comedy Award.

Comedian Frank Skinner also went to Warwick is another famous alumnus of the University of Warwick. He is best known for his work on the television shows Fantasy Football League and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned, as well as his own show The Frank Skinner Show. Skinner has won numerous awards for his work, including a Perrier Award and a BAFTA. He also hosted the classic TV show Room 101, repeats of which can still be found on most days.

Last but not least is Simon Mayo. The DJ and writer is best known for his work on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show and later on BBC Radio 2. Mayo has won numerous awards for his work, including a Sony Radio Academy Award and a Gold Medal at the New York Radio Festivals.

Related: Which Famous People Studied at The University Of Birmingham?

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Vincent Ralph is Senior Managing Editor at GRV Media. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Greenwich and later completed his NCTJ in Newspaper and Magazine Journalism while studying in Cornwall. He was previously Head of Sixth Form at a secondary school in Kent, where he worked with hundreds of 16 to 19-year-olds over eight years. He joined GRV Media in 2014, working his way up from football writer to a senior member of staff. After two years as Managing Editor of Rousing The Kop and The Boot Room he became Senior Managing Editor of new student website Freshered. Vincent is a two-time New York Times bestselling author and his second novel is also a USA Today bestseller and the winner of the Southern Schools Book Award.