Celebrating the achievements of alumni in Kuwait
When outstanding individuals receive a world-class education in the UK, the effects can last a lifetime. The Alumni Awards shine a light on the impact that alumni of UK higher education institutions are making in their chosen field, and how this was sparked by their studies in the UK.
Celebrated for the first time on a national scale, British Council Kuwait recognised the accomplishments of alumni at its Study UK Alumni Awards ceremony on 5th March at the JW Marriot Hotel. The awards were open to any UK University graduates based in Kuwait. 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, professions and countries.
There were 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.
|4 September 2018||Applications open|
|28 October 2018||Deadline for all nominations|
|11 November 2018||Deadline for all applications|
|November & December 2018||Shortlisting of applications|
|5 March 2019||
National level winners announced at ceremonies
|4 April 2019||Global Alumni Awards winners announced|
MEET THIS YEAR'S JUDGES
The shortlisting of applications went through internal and external judging process.
The internal judging panel consisted of:
- Mrs. Heba Elzein, Head of Programmes and Partnerships, British Council Kuwait
- Mr. Matt Nottingham, Second Political Secretary, British Embassy Kuwait
The external judging panel consisted of:
- Her Majesty's Ambassador to Kuwait, Michael Davenport
- Mr. Michael Gordon, Country Director, British Council Kuwait
- Dr. Fotouh Al Ragoum, programme manager and research scientist on energy efficiency technologies, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research.
- Eng. Zainab S Garashi, founder and chair of Engineers without Borders (EWB)
MEET THIS YEAR'S FINALISTS
Among stiff competition from a variety of strong applicants, these candidates stood out. Find out what makes their story unique.