Development & Alumni Relations Office 


23 August 2018

The Study UK Alumni Awards 2019 which will be launched on Tuesday 4 September, find the UK’s outstanding alumni and celebrate the impact they are having on their professions, communities and countries around the world.

The Awards showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education, while promoting the UK as a study destination for international students.

The search is on for graduates of Queen’s living outside the UK, who have used their experience of studying here to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions and countries. Applications and nominations open on 4 September.

Queen’s graduates – and their families and friends – around the world are being encouraged to nominate alumni of the last 15 years (see criteria below) to help celebrate their success, and the impact that their Queen’s University Belfast education has had on them and on the communities where they are now living.

Award categories

Applications and nominations are being sought in three award categories – Personal Achievement, Entrepreneurial and Social Impact.

  • Personal Achievement Award – recognises UK alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership and achievements ion their professional industry and who can demonstrate the impact and scale of their achievements in their profession and beyond
  • Entrepreneurial Award – recognises UK alumni who are active in initiating or contributing to innovative or creative new ideas, solutions or business opportunities that have potential for strong growth
  • Social Impact Award – recognises UK alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others

Alumni/nominators an select the category they wish to apply for/nominate, however the judging panels may re-assign to a different category where deemed appropriate.  

Those wishing to nominate a graduate must submit their nominations not later than Sunday 28 October. Alumni also have the option of applying themselves; self-applications close on 11 November.

Alumni who’ve been nominated by a third party will receive an email with a link to their nomination and the rest of their application, which they will need to complete before 11 November.

Eligibility criteria

The Study UK Alumni Awards 2019 are open to alumni who meet the following criteria:

  • Reside in any country outside the UK

Alumni must have studied at degree level or above:

  • Within the last 15 years (i.e. 2003 or later)
  • Enrolled at an officially recognised or listed UK higher education institution
  • Either in the UK, for a minimum of one term or semester, OR awarded a full UK degree level qualification (or higher) by a recognised or listed UK HEI in their home country

Through the Study UK Alumni Awards, winners are given the opportunity to professionally develop and build their capacity and professional networks, contributing to the overall development of their country. Award finalists are inevitably professionals, entrepreneurs or community leaders.

Nominations close on 28 October 2018; applications on 11 November 2018.

Find out more about the awards – including the eligibility and judging criteria – on the Study UK Alumni Awards website. A link to apply or nominate alumni will appear on the site on 4 September.  

Media enquiries can be made to Bryony Inge, Alumni Campaign Manager, Education & Society at the British Council, telephone: +44 (0)207 389 4796 or by emailing

General enquiries to Gerry Power, Communications Officer, Development and Alumni Relations Office at Queen’s University Belfast, tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5321.


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