The British Council has recently launched prestigious awards celebrating the outstanding achievements of the UK’s international alumni in Qatar and around the world. The Study UK Alumni Awards celebrate and showcase the impact and value of UK higher education and raise the international profile of alumni who studied in 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.
For the second time in Qatar, the awards are celebrated at a national level to celebrate the achievements of alumni in Qatar. National awards winners will then be put forward for the global awards.
The national awards are open to UK alumni currently based in Qatar. UK alumni have either studied in the UK at an officially recognised provider of UK university degree-level study for a minimum of a term or semester, or have been awarded a full UK degree-level qualification (or higher) by a UK university through a local institution overseas, within the last 15 years.
To mark the occasion, Sheikha Alanoud bint Hamad Al-Thani, Board Member of Qatar-UK Alumni Network and Managing Director of Business Development at the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), said: "The Alumni Awards provide an excellent opportunity to showcase the significant contributions alumni have made to their communities and to Qatar's economy as a whole - in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. I would therefore encourage eligible alumni to apply to the second cycle of the Awards as their achievements can help inspire the next generation of professionals."
We are delighted that one of the global winners of last year’s Study UK Alumni Awards was from Qatar. Dr. Noha Aboueldahab, a graduate from SOAS university and Durham Law School, is a transitional justice specialist, author, a fellow at the Brookings Doha Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University Qatar. She is a leading expert on justice, accountability and politics in the Arab region.
“This award... not only serves as recognition of the impact of years of hard work, but it also recognises the centrality of an issue that is close to my heart: justice. I believe this award will help draw more attention to the importance of critical research for informed policymaking, especially in contexts of war and authoritarian rule. Through this award, the British Council provides an excellent opportunity to help raise the profile of finalists and winners. But that's not all. The whole award experience - from the application to becoming a finalist and a winner, has served as a much-needed exercise in self-reflection and a reminder that while at times we may feel isolated in the work that we do, it is meaningful to many others as well. I would therefore strongly encourage potential candidates to apply!” – Dr. Noha Aboueldahab, Global Winner 2018-19, Professional Achievement Award.
UK university alumni can submit an application no later than 15 September 2019, 23:59 BST.
Finalists and winners of the awards will be announced during the annual Qatar-UK Alumni Networking Gala Dinner, as part of the Qatar British Festival 2019. Award winners have the opportunity to raise their international profile, expand their professional networks, and enhance their careers.
For full details on the awards categories, key dates and how to apply, please refer to https://www.britishcouncil.qa/en/study-uk/alumni-awards-2020
For more information please contact:
Rawan Khir, Qatar-UK Alumni Network Manager, [email protected]
For a list of previous Alumni Award winners from across the globe, see https://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/alumni-awards/winners
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