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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Northumbria University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Northumbria University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Northumbria University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Northumbria University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Northumbria University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Northumbria University.

A list made up of graduates like Sting and Victoria Pendleton.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Northumbria University?” and “Which celebrities are Northumbria University alumni?”

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Sting is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Sting Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known on stage as Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He was principal songwriter, lead ...more

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Alexei Mordashov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Alexei Mordashov Businessperson, Investor Alexey Mordashov in Cherepovets, Vologda Oblast. He is a Russian business oligarch and billionaire. He is the main shareholder and the CEO of Severstal, a large Russian conglomerate with ...more

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Jonathan Ive is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Jonathan Ive Designer Sir Jonathan Paul Ive is an English designer and the Senior Vice President of Design at Apple. He oversees the Apple Industrial Design Group and also provides leadership and direction for Human ...more

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Scott Henshall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Scott Henshall Fashion designer, Designer Scott Henshall is a British fashion designer. He studied fashion design at Northumbria University school Design. He is notable for designing a £5 million diamond-encrusted dress worn by ...more

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Vera Baird is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Vera Baird Barrister Vera Baird, QC is a British Labour Party activist, barrister, author and lecturer. She serves as a visiting professor at London South Bank University and a visiting law lecturer at Teesside ...more

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Juliet Flint is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Juliet Flint Venture capitalist Juliet Flint joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers in 2001 as a Partner. Juliet works with the portfolio companies advising them on areas of Human Capital, including executive leadership, ...more

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Tunde Baiyewu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Tunde Baiyewu Singer-songwriter, Singer Tunde Baiyewu is a British singer of Nigerian descent and is a member of the easy listening duo, Lighthouse Family. In 2004 he embarked on a solo career, releasing the album Tunde, and in 2013 ...more

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Victoria Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Victoria Pendleton Athlete Victoria Louise Gardner, CBE is an English former track cyclist who specialised in the sprint, team sprint and keirin disciplines. Pendleton represented Great Britain and England in ...more

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Neil Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Neil Marshall Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor Neil Marshall is an English film director, editor and screenwriter. Marshall began his career in editing and in 2002 directed his first feature film Dog Soldiers, a horror-comedy film which ...more

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Vaughan Oliver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Vaughan Oliver Designer, Graphic Designer Vaughan Oliver is a British graphic designer based in Epsom, South of London. Oliver is most noted for his work with graphic design studios 23 Envelope and v23. Both studios maintained a close ...more

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Alan Campbell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Alan Campbell Alan Campbell is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Tynemouth since 1997. He served as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office from ...more

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Eni Gesinde is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Eni Gesinde Eniola 'Eni' Gesinde is a rugby player and current Newcastle Falcons senior academy member. Eni was born in Lagos, Nigeria, before moving to England as a child. He represented Yorkshire at U-18s ...more

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Peter Middlebrook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Peter Middlebrook Peter J. Middlebrook is an English development economist, Political Scientist, businessman and philanthropist. He is the CEO of Geopolicity Inc., as well as Chairman of a number of other ...more

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Derek Conway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Derek Conway Politician Derek Leslie Conway TD is an English politician and television presenter. A member of the Conservative Party, Conway served as a Member of Parliament for the constituency of Old Bexley and ...more

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Steve Cram is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Steve Cram Commentator, Athlete, Presenter Stephen Cram CBE is a British retired track and field athlete. Along with fellow Britons Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett, he was one of the world's dominant middle distance runners during the ...more

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Matt Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Matt Thompson Matt Thompson is a rugby union player for Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership. Thompson plays as a Hooker.

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Mick Manning is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Mick Manning Writer Mick Manning is a British artist and creator of children's books.

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Ali Dia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Ali Dia Footballer Ali Dia is a retired Senegalese footballer. In November 1996, Dia famously convinced then-manager of Southampton, Graeme Souness, that he was the cousin of FIFA World Player of the Year and ...more

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Gerry Steinberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Gerry Steinberg Gerald Neil Steinberg, known as Gerry Steinberg, is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was Member of Parliament for the City of Durham from 1987 until his retirement at the 2005 ...more

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Tim Visser is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Tim Visser Tim Visser is a Dutch-born Scottish rugby union player currently playing on the wing for Edinburgh Rugby in the Guinness Pro12 and internationally representing Scotland. He is the first Dutch ...more

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Jamie Noon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Jamie Noon Jamie Darren Noon is a rugby union footballer who plays at centre.

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Toby Flood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Toby Flood Rugby Player Tobias Gerald Albert Lieven "Toby" Flood is an English rugby union player. He currently plays at fly half or inside centre for Toulouse having previously played for Newcastle Falcons ...more

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Martin Corry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Martin Corry Martin Edward Corry MBE is a retired English rugby union footballer who played at number eight, blindside flanker or lock for Bristol Rugby and Leicester Tigers and represented England and the ...more

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Nigel Walker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Nigel Walker Nigel Walker was an English professional football midfielder. He played in The Football League for six clubs as well as the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. Walker's ...more

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James Isaacson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
James Isaacson James Isaacson is a rugby union footballer of the 1990s and 2000s, playing at club level for Newcastle Falcons and Leeds Carnegie, as a Prop, or Hooker. He was educated at Durham School, ...more

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Nasser Hussain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Nasser Hussain Nasser Hussain is the current captain of the Indian National Rugby Union Team. He plays for the Bombay Gymkhana Club in Mumbai, India, and has also played abroad for Tynedale R.F.C. & ...more

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Adam Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Adam Maxwell Writer Adam Maxwell is an English writer. He has a degree in English Studies and a Masters degree in Creative Writing.

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Alan Hoyle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni

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Albert Booth is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Albert Booth Politician Albert Edward Booth was a British Labour Party politician.

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Tom May is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Tom May Tom May is a rugby union player for London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership, and captains the first XV. May is seen as a utility back, being able to fill a number of positions behind the scrum.

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Robin Jarvis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Robin Jarvis Novelist, Writer Robin Jarvis is a British Young-Adult fiction and children's novelist, who writes dark fantasy, suspense and supernatural thrillers. His books for Young Adults have featured a sinister ...more

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Rick Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Rick Dickinson Rick Dickinson is a British industrial designer.

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Julie Elliott is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Julie Elliott Julie Elliott is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Sunderland Central since 2010.

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K Tara Smith is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
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Rob Miller is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Rob Miller Rob Miller is an English rugby union player. He plays at Full-back. Miller was brought up in Bothel, Cumbria. In the 2007/8 season Miller was Tynedale's top try-scorer as they won promotion to ...more

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Hilary Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Hilary Lloyd Artist Hilary Lloyd is an English artist whose exhibition of film and video at Raven Row arts centre was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011.

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Duncan Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Duncan Lloyd Guitarist Duncan Lloyd is a guitarist, lead songwriter and backing vocalist for Maxïmo Park. He also works as a solo artist releasing albums on Warp Records and most recently Crash Symbols. He works ...more

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Micky Young is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Micky Young Michael Young is a Scrum half for Rugby Union team Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. He is a product of West Hartlepool Rugby Club junior academy.

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Paul Blake is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Paul Blake Paul Blake is the current Chairman of the British Basketball League, succeeding Vince Macaulay-Razaq in 2005, as well as working as the current Managing Director of the Newcastle Eagles ...more

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Bharti Kher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Bharti Kher Artist Bharti Kher is an Indian contemporary artist. Her work encompasses painting, sculpture and installation, often incorporating bindis, the popular forehead decoration worn by women in India, in ...more

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Paul Hatch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Paul Hatch Paul Hatch is a British industrial designer and is the founder / president of TEAMS Design USA, a global product design consultancy. Since 1998, Hatch has been successfully establishing TEAMS ...more

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Claire Morgan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Claire Morgan Artist Claire Morgan is an internationally exhibited sculptor and artist who lives and works in London, United Kingdom.

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Sameer P. Sarkar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Northumbria University Alumni
Sameer P. Sarkar Sameer P. Sarkar is a consultant in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, almost entirely in private practice. He trained in forensic psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, London and the University ...more