The British Council has launched the fourth year of a prestigious award celebrating the outstanding achievements of the UK’s international alumni around the world. For the first time, the Alumni Awards are open to all alumni living outside of the UK, finding and celebrating many more success stories of the UK’s alumni.
Legendary shoe designer and UK alumnus Professor Jimmy Choo, OBE, is Global Ambassador of the Alumni Awards. He said “I’m delighted to support the Alumni Awards as Global Ambassador once again this year. Studying in the UK was an experience that changed my life and contributed to my success today. It is an honour to be supporting today’s recent outstanding UK university alumni by sharing their success stories and positive impact on the world.”The Alumni Awards were developed by the British Council and UK universities and were launched by the British Council in September 2014 in three countries. In 2017 the awards took place in 14 countries and received more than 1200 applications, representing more than 125 UK universities. The awards have been attended by VIPs and royalty: HRH Duke of Cambridge presented the Alumni Awards in China in 2015 and Professor Jimmy Choo, OBE, launched the Alumni Awards 2016 and is the Global Alumni Awards Ambassador.
Bryony Inge, Senior Project Manager, Alumni, at the British Council said “The Alumni Awards find and celebrate the exceptional stories of alumni who are using their UK education to make a positive impact on their professions, communities and humanity. We’re delighted to be expanding the Alumni Awards this year, and look forward to celebrating and raising the profile of UK education, institutions and the alumni, as we share more of their inspirational stories around the world.”