The Study UK Alumni Awards (The “Alumni Awards”) are operated by or on behalf of the British Council to recognise and honour the outstanding achievements made by alumni who have studied at, or for a qualification awarded by, a listed or registered UK Higher Education Institution.
Alumni submit one application which will be considered for the Global Alumni Awards. If their current country of residence is one of the selected countries (see below) also hosting national level Alumni Awards, their application will also be considered for those awards in addition to the Global Awards. National level awards are run concurrently, but separate to, the Global Awards.
The 28 finalists for the global awards (four award categories x seven global regions) will be celebrated digitally via a campaign on Study UK social media. The four global award winners will also be celebrated digitally and will be awarded with return flights to the UK, to build their professional networks, raising their profiles and supporting their careers.
There are four award categories. These are:
- Science and Sustainability Award - Recognising alumni who have distinguished themselves through their career and achievements in the world of science and sustainability, and who can demonstrate the impact and scale of their achievements in their profession, and beyond.
- Culture and Creativity Award - Recognising alumni who have carved a career for themselves in arts and culture. We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate their artistic ingenuity, influence and creativity.
- Social Action Award - Recognising alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others.
- Business and Innovation 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.
Alumni can apply for one of the above four categories only. The judging panel reserves the right to move applicants into a different award category.
Countries hosting national level Alumni Awards (TBC):
10. Saudi Arabia
12. South Korea