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.

There are three award categories:-

  • 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.


3 July 2019 Applications open                        
13 October 2019 Deadline for all nominations 
28 October 2019 Applications close
October-November 2019 Shortlisting of applications
December 2019-February 2020

Announcement of finalists

 September 2020

Announcement of global level award recipients  

 22 February 2021 Announcement of national level award recipients                                                  

If you are an alumnus of a UK university currently living in Kuwait, you can join the Kuwait-UK Alumni Network to receive an invitation to the ceremony and get access to many other opportunities. Just fill in a simple form here.


Internal Judging Panel:

  • Mrs. Heba Elzein, Head of Partnerships and Programmes, British Council Kuwait
  • Mr. Matt Nottingham, Head of Political Section, British Embassy Kuwait

 External Judging Panel: 

  • Mr. Michael Gordon, Country Director, British Council Kuwait
  • Mr. Tim Voase, Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Kuwait
  • Sheikha Fouz Fahad Al-Sabah, National winner of Study UK Alumni Awards 2018-19 - Entrepreneurial category
  • Mr. Nizamuddin Arshad, National winner of Study UK Alumni Awards 2018-19 - Professional Achievement category
  • Dr. Shahd AlShammari, National winner of Study UK Alumni Awards 2018-19 - Social Impact category

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