Countdown to 2017 UK Education Alumni Awards deadlines

British Council

Deadlines are fast approaching for the British Council's UK Education Alumni Awards 2017.

2016 saw USW alumnus Richard Burgess win the Professional Achievement Award (USA) at a glittering ceremony in New York, and we would be delighted to welcome another of our graduates to this prestigious hall of fame. 

The British Council's Education UK Alumni Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni and showcase the impact and value of a UK based higher education. 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.

Award categories

Professional Achievement Award

This award recognises 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

Successful applicants in this category will be active in initiating, or contributing to, innovative new business opportunities with strong growth prospects.

Social Impact Award

The Social Impact Award acknowledges alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others.


If you, or someone you know, studied in the UK and have gone on to achieve exceptional success, apply yourself or nominate someone today. Nominations close on the 16 October; applications on 31 October 2016.

To be eligible to enter, you must:

  1. Have studied for a minimum of one term or semester at the University of South Wales, University of Glamorgan, University of Wales, Newport, or any of USW's predecessor institutions.
  2. Have graduated after 2001 or later.
  3. Be currently resident in one of these countries: Egypt, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey, USA

Want to know more?

Visit the Education UK website or get in touch with our Alumni Development Officer, Katy Hales, to register your interest and find out more.

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