Meet our 2019 winners and finalists!

The three global winners of the 2019 Study UK Alumni Awards were selected for their outstanding achievements as professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders. 

Réjane Woodroffe – Social Impact Award

Réjane is the Director and co-founder of the award-winning Bulungula Incubator, an NGO addressing rural poverty. Réjane leads a team that has reduced child mortality through interventions in education, health and sustainable livelihoods. Réjane obtained an MSc in Development Economics from the University of Sussex.

Noha Aboueldahab – Professional Achievement Award

Noha is a transitional justice specialist, author and a fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, conducting research on human rights, politics and international law in the Middle East and North Africa. Noha obtained an MA in International & Comparative Legal Studies from SOAS, University of London and a PhD in Law from Durham Law School, Durham University.

Mamunur Rahman – Entrepreneurial Award winner

Mamunur is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary towel made from leftover clothing materials. 'Ella Pad' support more than 50,000 women in Bangladesh with improved health, hygiene and employment opportunities since the pads are made by women for women. Mamunur graduated with an MA in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, and is a Chevening alumnus.

Global finalists and winners

The three winners were selected by the global judging panel in the final stage of an extensive judging process of the 21 global finalists. All winners and finalists are UK university alumni with outstanding success stories, representing 21 UK universities and 18 countries. Read about their inspirational stories in the links below and how they are using their experience of studying at a UK university to make an impact on their communities, industries, and countries. 

In addition to the global awards, a small number of selected countries hosted prestigious awarding ceremonies to celebrate alumni at a national level below.