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British Council

Study UK Alumni Awards celebrate the achievements of UK’s alumni in Vietnam

The British Council has launched the nineth year of a prestigious award celebrating the outstanding achievements of the UK’s international alumni around the world.

The Study UK Alumni Awards are open to alumni living anywhere outside of the UK. Award winners and finalists are leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, industries, and countries. The Study UK Alumni Awards celebrate and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education and raise the international profile of UK alumni and their former universities.

The awards are open to alumni currently residing in any country outside the UK, who have at an officially recognised body either in the UK, for a minimum of one term or semester, or awarded a full UK degree level* qualification (or higher), awarded by a UK university through a local institution overseas, within the last 15 years.

All applicants, except global award winners, from the Alumni Awards in previous years may re-apply if they meet this year’s eligibility criteria. Winners from previous national level awards will be considered for global awards only. 

This year, the call for applications opens on 1 September 2022 and closes on 6 November 2022.

Benefits of finalists and winners of the Study UK Alumni Awards:

Finalists and winners of national prizes will be promoted in a month-long promotion campaign to raise their profile on British Council Vietnam communication channels and external media channels - bringing new connections and business opportunities 

  • Opportunity to share their success, study UK stories with others in British Council events.
  • Opportunity to network with other experts, inspiring alumni in your country
  • Four global winners will be invited to the UK in autumn 2023
  • Restore links with former UK university and the UK

Alumni Award categories

The award categories will change as of 2022–23 to: 

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. Areas of work could include: Climate action, clean energy, medicine, sustainable cities and communities, engineering, industry and construction. 

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. Areas of work could include: Arts, design, media, video, TV, music, sports, bloggers, vloggers, YouTubers and the humanities. 

Social Action Award

Recognising alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others. Areas of work could include: Reducing inequality, poverty and hunger, education and upskilling, peace and justice.

Business and Innovation Award

Recognising alumni who are active in initiating and contributing to innovative or creative new ideas, solutions or business opportunities, that have the potential for growth. Areas of work could include: Entrepreneurship, business, technology and finance.

Timeline

Timeline Activity
1 Sep–6 Nov 2022 Applications open
7 Sep and 12 Oct 2022 How to Apply webinars for applicants
By 15 Nov 2022 Shortlisting of candidates by country/region (Gradcore)
By 31 Jan 2023 National level awards announcement of finalists and winners
Mar 2023 National level awards digital celebrations 
Feb–Mar 2023 28 global finalists announced
April–Aug 2023 28 global winners weekly celebrated on central social platforms
Aug–Nov 2023 Four overall winners announced and celebrated

How to apply

The application portal will be accessible through the British Council’s Study UK website. Paper applications will not be accepted. 

Applicants must ensure that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria before completing the application.

There will be ‘How to Apply’ webinars on 7 September 2022 and 12 October 2022 to help applicants apply. The registration link can be found here.

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