Education UK Alumni Awards 2016
Winners announced! The Alumni Awards 2016 have celebrated the outstanding achievements of alumni in ten locations, from Brazil to Beijing. From a researcher changing perceptions of dementia in Hong Kong to leading journalists, lawyers and doctors who are using their UK education to bring positive change to their communities, professions and countries. Meet the winners and read their inspirational stories.
While studying at the Northern Film School, Nishad produced Border Patrol, a film that went on to receive a Royal Television Society award in 2013 and a bronze medal in the Foreign Film category at the 2014 Student Academy Awards, the Oscars.
‘Everything I learned in the UK contributed to me achieving the job I currently hold at the Ford Foundation in Brazil. It provided substantial knowledge on international human rights law and gave me considerable leverage to move forward in my professional career,’ she says.
Dr. Abdullah manages a series of online higher education courses for more than 144,000 people in Saudi Arabia. Eighty per cent of the participants have previously never had the opportunity to pursue study at this level.
Dr. Patricia Mechael has worked in the innovative field of digital health for 15 years – a career that has seen her engage with international organisations, UN agencies and governments in more than 30 countries worldwide.
An expert in the field of music production, Richard’s long list of credentials includes Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal on the Art of Record Production and Chairman of the Board for the American Association for Independent Music.
Just one and a half years after graduating from the University of Southampton, Betty achieved the highest IT position possible at an Indonesian university by becoming IT Director at the University of Indonesia: one of Indonesia’s highest ranking universities.
Breaking an all-time sales record for Indonesia’s largest publisher, Ahmad’s award-winning novel, Negeri 5 Menara, was inspired by his journey from an Islamic boarding school in Java to studying for a master’s degree in the UK.
After studying at the UK’s Architectural Association School of Architecture, Sevil secured a position in the London office of leading firm Zaha Hadid Architects, an agency she’d always gained inspiration from.
Returning to Pakistan after graduating from the University of Manchester, Bilal found very few companies operating in his field of design and development. So after gaining a wealth of experience on international design projects, he decided to do something that could have a profound impact on the sector.
After studying Law at the University of Sheffield, he was called to the bar by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, and he is now a successful lawyer in commercial and constitutional matters at the High Courts of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
In less than a year, Kelvin’s pioneering company Korean Corner has become a market leader in the import of Korean products to Hong Kong and Taiwan. Since expanding his sales to Australia and Korea, Kelvin is now preparing to launch the business in the US.