The British Council is pleased to launch the third year of its Alumni Awards which celebrate outstanding achievements of the UK’s international alumni.
Award winners and finalists are leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions and countries.
The Alumni Awards 2017 will be held in 14 locations: Egypt, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey and the USA. Nominees and award winners have the opportunity to raise their international profile, expand their professional networks, and enhance their careers.
The Alumni Awards showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education and raises the profile and reputation of UK alumni, their former universities, and the whole of UK education.
Legendary shoe designer and UK alumnus Professor Jimmy Choo, OBE, is Global Ambassador of the Alumni Awards.
He said: "I’m delighted to support the Alumni Awards 2017 as Global Ambassador. Studying in the UK was an experience that changed my life and contributed to my success today. It is an honour to be supporting today’s recent outstanding UK university alumni by sharing their success stories and positive impact on the world."
The Alumni Awards are open to alumni currently residing in any of the 14 participating countries who have studied in the UK, at an officially recognised provider of UK university degree level study, within the last 15 years.
Bryony Inge, Senior Project Manager, Alumni, at the British Council said:
“We are delighted to be expanding the Alumni Awards into 14 countries this year. The awards are all about the inspirational stories of alumni who are using their UK education to make a positive impact on their professions, communities and humanity.”
The Alumni Awards were developed by the British Council and UK universities and were launched by the British Council in September 2014 in three countries. In 2016 the awards took lace in ten countries and received more than 1000 applications. The awards have been attended by VIPs and royalty: HRH Duke of Cambridge presented the Alumni Awards in China in 2015 and Professor Jimmy Choo, OBE, launched the Alumni Awards 2016.