Faculty of Social Science and Law

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Name Profession Qualifications
Mike Bennett Co-founded E3 Media, an award winning full service digital agency based in Bristol. BSc Politics and Sociology 1997
James Blunt Singer-songwriter, composer of the best-selling album, Back To Bedlam and, more recently, All The Lost Souls. BSc Sociology 1996
The Rt Hon Paul Boateng Paul Boateng was appointed British High Commissioner to South Africa in May 2005.  He was formerly Chief Secretary to the Treasury and MP for Brent South from 1987 - 2005.  LLB 1973 
Kyran Bracken MBE Professional rugby player, played for Saracens and England. Now Half Back Coach at Saracens. LLB 1993
Derren Brown Illusionist and hypnotist. His first TV show, Derren Brown: Mind Control, was shown on Channel 4 in December 2000, proving an immediate success. His subsequent shows have included Russian Roulette and Trick or Treat LLB 1994
The Hon Dr Gaositwe Keagakwa Tibe Chiepe MBE LLD Dr Chiepe was Botswana's first female cabinet minister (Minister for External Affairs 1984-1995, Minister for Education 1995-1999) and former ambassador to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France and Germany. MA Education 1959
Sahar Hashemi Co-founder of Coffee Republic and author of Anyone Can Do It - bestseller on Amazon's business chart. Sahar is regularly engaged as a motivational speaker. She has also launched Skinny Candy, a range of sugar-free sweets. LLB 1988
Will Hutton Chief Executive of The Work Foundation. Author of The State We're In and The State to Come. Former producer and director of BBC’s Money Programme and former Editor of Newsnight. BSc Economics and Sociology 1972, Honorary LLD 2003
Dick King-Smith   Author of children's books. He is best known for The Sheep-Pig which later became the film success Babe BEd 1975, Honorary MLitt February 1999  
Stephen Laws CB First Parliamentary Counsel LLB 1972
Ruth Lea Director, Global Vision. Formerly Director, Centre for Policy Studies and Head of the Policy Unit at the Institute of Directors. MSc Economics 1971
William Lewis Editor-in-Chief, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph BSc Economics and Politics 1990
Iain Percy MBE Olympic Gold Medallist 2000 and 2008 (sailing) BSc Economics 1998
The Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP Minister of State for Public Health at the Department of Health and former Paymaster General. MP Bristol South. Advanced Urban Studies 1984-90
Professor David William Rhind CBE FRS Formerly Vice-Chancellor and Principal of City University and Former Director General of Ordnance Survey. BSc Geography 1965, Honorary DSc 1993
Alastair Stewart OBE Television presenter: credits include News at Ten and Channel Four News  Economics and Politics 1970-1973
The Honourable Justice Eugene C Ubaezonu
Former Justice of the Nigerian Court of Appeal. He has published his memoirs, While I live: Memoirs of the Hon. Justice E.C. Ubaezonu. LLB 1959
Theresa Villiers MP MP for Chipping Barnet and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport LLB 1990

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