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British Council calls applications from alumni in four award categories

  • Dedicated to honouring the remarkable accomplishments of UK alumni worldwide
  • Global Alumni Award recipients to gain a chance to boost their international profiles
Update : 26 Oct 2023, 08:31 PM

The British Council, the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities, is inviting applications for the 10th edition of its “Study UK Alumni Awards” program.

It is dedicated to honouring the remarkable accomplishments of UK alumni worldwide, said a statement.

The Study UK Alumni Awards feature four categories to spotlight exceptional achievements and impact in various fields: Science and Sustainability, Culture and Creativity, Social Action and Business and Innovation.

Eligible applicants will have the opportunity to compete on both the Global and National stages of the Alumni Awards. 

Global Alumni Award recipients will gain a chance to boost their international profiles, expand their professional networks, and enrich their careers with a professional networking visit to the UK.

Additionally, a select number of countries, including Bangladesh, will host national ceremonies to honour their finalists. The last date to submit applications has been extended to 29 October.

"Winners of the Alumni Awards will be able to raise their international profile and build professional networks and business connections."

Additionally, they will win a professional networking visit to the UK. 

All eligible applicants will be put forward for the global Alumni Awards. 

The finalists and winners of the global Alumni Awards will be announced in 2024 and celebrated in a digital campaign that will raise the profile of their story and success.

For many years the UK has been one of the most popular study destinations for Bangladeshi students and the number of students from Bangladesh to the UK has witnessed a significant jump.

Last year, the award received over 1,200 applications from UK alumni residing in nearly 100 countries. 

These applicants represented more than 120 higher education institutions located throughout the UK. 

After in-depth interviews with a judging panel, the following winners were selected for the National Awards in Bangladesh:

Md Samiul Masud, Winner of Business and Innovation Award (University of Birmingham)

Ariq Anam Khan, Winner of Culture and Creativity Award (University of Warwick)

Dr Sakib Amin, Winner of Science and Sustainability Award (University of Essex and University of Durham)

Kazi Hassan Robin, Winner of Social Action Award (University of East London)

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