The Alumni Awards celebrate the achievements of international alumni who have studied at UK universities within the last ten years. The awards honour the outstanding achievements made by business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders who can demonstrate how their UK education has impacted on their subsequent success. Watch the film to get a glimpse of Alumni Awards 2016.

There are three award categories:

  • Professional Achievement Award – recognising UK alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership and achievements in their professional industry
  • Entrepreneurial Award – recognising UK alumni who are active in initiating or contributing to innovative new 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


The Alumni Awards are open to individuals who are

  • residing in India; and 
  • alumni of a recognised UK higher education institution* who studied at this institution for a minimum of one term/semester within the past ten years (i.e. in/from 2005 or later).

Both the finalists and the winners become a part of a new international UK Alumni Award Network. This recognition will also raise their international profile, expand their networks, and enhance their careers.

The first-ever Alumni Awards were launched by the British Council in September 2014 for UK alumni across India, mainland China and the USA. This year we are expanding the awards to ten countries.

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