The British Council is proud to announce the 12 USA finalists for the Study UK Alumni Awards 2023/24. The upcoming award ceremony, scheduled for Friday, February 9, at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, D.C., will honour and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of UK alumni throughout the United States.
Each finalist of this prestigious award is a leader in their respective field and has used their experience of studying at a UK university to make positive contributions to their community and profession. We encourage students looking to pursue a UK education to get to know our finalists through our social media channels, and to learn more about their journey and the opportunities that UK education brings into your life and career.
Study UK Alumni Awards 2023/24 USA Finalists
The finalists for the Science and Sustainability Award, which recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves through their career and achievements in the world of science and sustainability, and who demonstrate the impact and scale of their achievements in their profession, and beyond.
Their areas of work include, but are not limited to climate action, clean energy, medicine, sustainable cities and communities, engineering, industry, and construction, are:
- Dr Amir Gohardani, graduate of Cranfield University
- Dr David Kusuma, graduate of Cranfield University
- Dr Emily Rickman, graduate of the University of Sheffield
The finalists for the Culture and Creativity Award, which recognizes alumni who have carved a career for themselves in arts and culture. They are individuals who demonstrate their artistic ingenuity, influence, and creativity.
Their areas of work include, but are not limited to arts, design, humanities, traditional media, music, video, TV, sports and online content and audio-visual media creation (e.g., blogging, vlogging including for YouTube and social media).
- Charlotte Engel, graduate of the University of St Andrews
- Fathima Gaston, graduate of City, University of London
- Raquel Villanueva, graduate of the University of the University of Westminster
The finalists for the Social Action Award, which recognizes alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others.
Their areas of work include, but are not limited to education, peace and justice and reducing inequality, poverty and hunger and broader humanitarian work or work for social good.
- Hein Oo, graduate of the University of Northampton
- Jacob Ware, graduate of the University of St Andrews
- Leonela Beltran Sauve, graduate of the University of Southampton
The finalists for the Business and Innovation Award, which recognizes alumni who are active in initiating and contributing to innovative or creative new ideas, solutions, or business opportunities, that have the potential for growth.
Their areas of work could include, but are not limited to entrepreneurship, business, technology, and finance.
- Adnan Iqbal, graduate of the University of Cambridge
- Atul Deshpande, graduate of Cranfield University
- Symington Smith, graduate of King's College London
Congratulations to all finalists!
Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for the official announcement of awardees, following our celebration ceremony on February 9.