Sign up now to become an award winner of the prestigious British Council Study UK Alumni Awards in 2020-2021 and share your success with the world.
The Awards will celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni and showcase the impact of a UK higher education.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2020
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All selected award finalists will receive
- Potential opportunities and benefits from increased PR and media coverage of their profile
- Opportunity to share their success with international audiences.
Winners of the global awards will
- Be recognized and celebrated on a global scale
- Be invited to the UK for a networking and professional development opportunity.
To be eligible for the Study UK Alumni Awards, applicants must be Alumni that
- Live outside of the UK only.
- Have studied within the last 15 years (i.e. 2005 – 2020)
- Enrolled at an officially recognised (178 institutions) or listed (679 institutions) UK higher education institution at degree level or above either at a UK university in the UK, for a minimum of one term or semester,
-OR Received a full UK degree level qualification (or higher), by a recognised or listed UK HEI, outside the UK.
Degree level is defined as band 9 and above on the UK NARIC band framework.
- All applicants, except global award winners, from the Alumni Awards in previous years may re-apply if they meet this year’s eligibility criteria.
- Winners from previous national level awards will be considered for global awards only.
- Post-doc researchers are ineligible.
- Applicants must not be currently employed by the British Council or Gradcore.
- Applicant must disclose if they are an immediate family member of a British Council or Gradcore employee. ( spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings and immediate in-laws (mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law).
- Adopted children and stepchildren are also counted as immediate family members
- There are three award categories:
- Professional Achievement Award: Recognising alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership and achievements in their professional industry, and who can demonstrate the impact and scale of their achievements in their profession, and beyond.
- Entrepreneurial Award: Recognising alumni who are active in initiating or contributing to innovative or creative new ideas, solutions or business opportunities, that have the potential for strong growth.
- Social Impact Award: Recognising alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others.
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About the British Council Study UK Alumni Awards
The British Council Study UK Alumni Awards is a program focused on celebrating the successes and promoting global recognition of UK-trained scholars.
The Alumni Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni and who are leaders in their fields and have used their UK-study experience to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions and countries.
The Alumni Awards recognizes the achievements of international alumni of UK universities in three different categories of Entrepreneurial, Professional Achievement and Social Impact.
Key Dates and Order of Program
Application Deadline for the awards is 23.59 (GMT) by 1st of November 2020.
Global Alumni Awards finalists will be announced and celebrated via social media between March to August 2021.
Global Alumni Awards winners will be announced by September 2021.
All eligible applications will be assessed on the extent to which they meet the following five criteria:
- Impact: evidence of tangible impact, and scale of impact, of your work (inspired by your UK education) in your profession/community/society.
- UK Influence: evidence of how your UK education has played a key influence in your success and impact.
- Media Traction: Extent to which your success story is likely to be related to by local, regional and national media in your country of entry, or beyond.
- Potential to Influence and Inspire: Extent to which (including capacity and willingness) you and your story are likely to influence and inspire the next generation of prospective internationally mobile students in your country of entry to choose the UK as their study destination.
- Quality of application
The three global winners will be chosen from the 21 global finalists by the judging panel members.