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Famous ex-students that attended Kingston

By Leah Kellman Feb 10, 2023
Man smiling and wearing a navy suit and checkered tie with a white T-shirt.Credit: Matt Baron/Shutterstock

Kingston University offers a creative and diverse community that allows students to flourish, so it will not be too much of a shock to hear about some of the famous ex-students who attended here.

Sarah Jane Crawford

Sarah has a stern look in her face. She is wearing a red dress and has long curly brown hair.
Crawford was introduced to university studying at Kingston. Credit: Vianney Le Caer/Shutterstock

The radio DJ and broadcaster studied economics at Kingston before moving to
Anglia Ruskin to complete her degree.

When the 39-year-old realised that the world of marketing was not for her, she decided to pursue a presenting career and went on to present The Xtra Factor in 2014 and became a Radio 1 Xtra DJ.

Ben Barnes

Close up of Ben wearing a green and white Hawaiian shirt.
Barnes said: “Kingston allowed me the freedom and choice to pursue my dreams.” Credit: Niviere David/ABACAPRESS.COM/Shutterstock

The award-winning actor and Narnia star graduated with a BA in Drama with
English Literature in 2004. He has gone on to star in films such as Dorian Gray and the Netflix hit Shadow and Bone.

The 41-year-old is also a singer and describes his music as “old soul pop.”

Laura Woods

Laura smiling with her blond curly hair tied up and holding a microphone that says ITV Sport.
Laura has won the SJA twice in a row. Credit: Kieran McManus/Shutterstock

Woods graduated from Kingston with a print journalism degree, but during her
spare time at Kingston she wrote match reports for the student union newspaper.

Once she left university, she got a job as a runner at Sky Sports, which then
allowed her to work her way up to become a producer then a fully-fledged
presenter. She had recently covered the World Cup on ITV and is one of the hosts on The NFL Show.

By Leah Kellman

Role: Features editor

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