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This is a list of University of Exeter people, including office holders, current and former academics, and alumni of the University of Exeter.

In post-nominals, the University of Exeter is abbreviated as Exon. (from the Latin Exoniensis), and is the suffix given to honorary and academic degrees from the university.


Floella Benjamin, Baroness Benjamin, Chancellor of the University (2006-2016)

See also: Category:Chancellors of the University of Exeter


Principals of the University College of the South West of England

See also: Category:Principals of the University College of the South West of England

Vice-Chancellors of the University of Exeter

See also: Category:Vice-Chancellors of the University of Exeter

Honorary graduates

See also: List of honorary graduates of the University of Exeter

Notable academics

See also: Category:Academics of the University of Exeter

Notable alumni

See also: Category:Alumni of the University of Exeter


Actors and directors

Business people

Entertainers and journalists

Judges, lawyers and law enforcement

Chief of Indonesian Police Gen. Tito Karnavian studied MA Police Studies in 1993

Military personnel


Thom Yorke, singer
Will Young, singer


Abdullah Gül, former President of Turkey
Andrew Lansley, MP
Caroline Lucas, MP and former leader of the Green Party
George L. Savvides, Attorney-General of the Republic of Cyprus and former Minister of Justice and Public Order



Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi

Sports people

Writers and artists

J K Rowling, author


Fictional alumni


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