National Awards - winners and finalists 2021

Winners are listed below:


  • Professional Achievement Award - Marc Jones, Durham University and Cardiff University
  • Social Impact Award - Hamad Alyafei, University of Derby
  • People's Choice Awards (additional category) - Ekram Ali Syed, London South Bank University


  • Professional Achievement Award - Narmin Akhundova, University of Essex
  • Entrepreneurial Award - Zulfiyya Aliyeva, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
  • Social Impact Award - Maryam Taghiyeva, University of Warwick
  • Ambassador's Awards (additional category) - Fidan Javadova, King's College London

Europe Regional Awards

  • Professional Achievement Award - Christel Adamou from France, Durham University
  • Entrepreneurial Award - Konstantina Bethani from Greece, University of Essex
  • Social Impact Award - Orna Rosenfeld from France, University of Sheffield, and University of Westminster


  • Professional Achievement Award - Hifza Johar, University of Leeds
  • Entrepreneurial Award - Sheikh Fahdel, London South Bank University
  • Social Impact Award - Sikander Bizenjo, University of East Anglia


  • Professional Achievement Award - Saltanat Janenova, University of Edinburgh
  • Entrepreneurial Award - Galym Baitimbetov, University College London
  • Social Impact Award - Akmaral Sman, Queen Mary University of London, also a Chevening scholar


  • Professional Achievement Award - Joanne Yeah, Heriot-Watt University
  • Entrepreneurial Award - Mark Chua, University of Bolton
  • Social Impact Award - Ian Lee, Liverpool John Moores University


  • Professional Achievement Award - Abhijit Singh, University of Greenwich
  • Entrepreneurial Award - Neha Chauhan, Cranfield University and University of Liverpool
  • Social Impact Award - Harichandana Dasari, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)


  • Professional Achievement Award - Nooreen Lallmamode Goldsmith, University of London
  • Entrepreneurial Award - Melwyn Madelon, University of Portsmouth
  • Social Impact Award - Itisha Chummun, Queen Mary, University of London
  • STEM Impact Awards (additional category) - Devina Lobine, Durham University, also a Commonwealth scholar


  • Professional Achievement Award - Tran Van Thanh, London Metropolitan University
  • Entrepreneurial Award - Nguyen Phuong Thao, University of East Anglia
  • Social Impact Award - Hoang Le Thuy Duong, London School of Economics and Political Sciences


  • Professional Achievement Award - Ashik Chowdhury, London Business School
  • Entrepreneurial Award - Zahin Razeen, University of Glasgow
  • Social Impact Award - Nilufar Chowdhury, Imperial College London


  • Professional Achievement Award - Sanusi Ohiare, De Montfort University and University of Dundee
  • Entrepreneurial Award - TBC
  • Social Impact Award - Okechukwu Effoduh, University of Oxford


  • Professional Achievement Award - Gizem Apak, Brunel University London
  • Entrepreneurial Award - Güngör Erkin Ergüney, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • Social Impact Award - Nilüfer Özsoy, Cambridge Judge Business School

Saudi Arabia

  • Professional Achievement Award - announced October 2021
  • Entrepreneurial Award - announced October 2021
  • Social Impact Award - announced October 2021

See also

Global winners 2021

The global winners of the 2020-21 Study UK Alumni Awards were selected for their outstanding achievements as professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders.

Global finalists - Professional Achievement Award 2021

Recognising UK alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership and achievements in their professional industry.

Global finalists - Entrepreneurial Award 2021

Recognising UK alumni who are active in initiating or contributing to new ideas and solutions, or business opportunities with the potential for strong growth.

Global finalists - Social Impact Award 2021

Recognising UK alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others.