Why get involved?

The Study UK Alumni Awards raise the profile of UK higher education globally and promote the UK as a study destination for international students. Press and PR coverage of the 2019-20 Alumni Award winners and finalists reached an audience of more than 230 million globally.  

The design assets are for use by any organisation and/or person that is part of the Study UK Alumni Awards campaign. This includes UK Higher Education Institutions wishing to promote the campaign, participating British Council country offices, scholarship awarding institutions and bodies, and government partners.

If you use any of the photography from the images folder please credit British Council.

You can access further information about the campaign in the downloads section at the bottom of the page. This includes further details on eligibility criteria, timelines, shortlisting and judging. 

If you need help or assistance in how to use them, please contact the Study UK Alumni Awards team.

Promotional materials

We have a collection of Alumni Award branded assets that you can use to promote the awards to your alumni.

The assets are available to download from the British Council Brand Hub. To access the toolkit and resources, you will need to register on the Brand Hub. To do this please:

  1. Register for a new account here https://brandhub.britishcouncil.org/login/
  2. Select ‘partner’ option as account type
  3. Add alison.pimblott@britishcouncil.org as your contact
  4. Include your organisation name

Once you have registered, we will send you a link to access the assets through the Brand Hub. 

Assets include Facebook/Instagram and Twitter banners. Promotional videos and films of previous Alumni Award winners. There is also social media copy you can use to share the assets on your channels. Posts with the #UKAlumniAwards will all appear on our celebration wall here https://walls.io/StudyUKAlumniAwards 

In the downloads section at the bottom of the page you can also find template copy you can send to your alumni to encourage them to apply. 

We hope you find the assets useful to promote the awards and welcome any feedback on how we can improve the content in the future. Please send comments to GREATbrand@britishcouncil.org

National award ceremonies

Each year, award ceremonies organised by the British Council take place in countries around the world where winners and finalists gain press opportunities, international audiences, and more importantly, become a part of networking and professional development opportunities in the UK. Also, get an opportunity to build professional networks and business connections.

There is usually a dinner, with opportunities to network and awards presented the British Council Country Director and the British Ambassador in country. 

For information, in this Dropbox link you can see images and films from previous award ceremonies hosted by British Council offices across the world.  

For 2020-21, some countries were unable to host face-to-face award ceremonies due to Covid-19. These may take place later in the year, but some have chosen to host online ceremonies instead. 

Application reports

Download anonymised application reports from here to check application received by HEI/country and number of unsubmitted application, and encourage your alumni to submit their application before the deadline. How to apply webinar links to register is below.

To request full application reports from your university/country alumni, please contact StudyUK.Alumni@BritishCouncil.org

Applications are open for 2020-21 and close on Friday 30 October. 

How to apply webinars

Encourage your alumni to join one of our webinars, where we will talk through the application process, help, and tips. Register here

Get in touch with the team at StudyUK.Alumni@BritishCouncil.org for help and any questions.