Celebrating the achievements of alumni in Germany

When outstanding individuals receive a world-class education in the UK, the effects can last a lifetime. The Alumni Awards pay tribute to the impact that alumni of UK higher education institutions have had in their chosen field, and how this was sparked by their studies in the UK.

There are three award categories: Professional Achievement, Entrepreneurial and Social Impact.

  • Professional Achievement Award recognising UK 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 UK 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 UK alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others.

If you are an alumnus of a UK university and you want the world to know how your work is making a difference, you can apply for next year’s awards, applications open from 4 September 2018. We look forward to hearing your story.

How to enter

Applications are now open! The deadline to nominate alumni is 28 october. The deadline for any alumni who wants to apply themselves, or complete their application if they have been nominated is 11 November 2018.

Eligibility

Check the eligibility criteria for the Alumni Awards 2019 below.

COUNTRY OF ENTRY

The Alumni Awards are open to alumni living outside of the UK only.

UK STUDY

Alumni must have studied:

  • within the last 15 years (i.e. 2003 or later)
  • enrolled at an officially recognised (160 institutions) or listed (650 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 awarded 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 award winners, from the Alumni Awards in previous years may re-apply if they meet this year’s eligibility criteria.

Applicants must not be currently employed by the British Council or Gradcore or be an immediate family member of a British Council or Gradcore employee. (In this case immediate family member is defined as one's 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. 

Apply

Find out more on how to apply or nominate and submit the application here.

Why enter?

ENHANCING SUCCESS AND WIDENING NETWORKS

All selected award finalists benefit from increased PR and press opportunities that raise their profile and share their success with international audiences. Winners of the global awards will be celebrated on a global scale and invited to the UK for a networking and professional development opportunity. Following the awards, winners will be invited to join our panel of judges, to participate in the judging of future award competitions.    

Benefits

Here are just some the other benefits that award winners and finalists have gained since receiving their award:

  • Opportunities to connect with people of influence at award cerenmonies, and afterwards: Alumni Award winners in India met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Queen’s 90th birthday party celebrations in Delhi, 2016
  • Press and PR opportunities and increased national/regional/global profile: Alumni Award winners have been featured in national newspapers of participating countries, for example the Jakarta Post in Indonesia, and the Daily Graphic in Ghana 
  • Professional contacts and connections
  • Reconnecting with UK university and the UK
  • Having a platform to be able to share experiences of UK education/career with others (particularly young people).

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