RIYADH: The British Embassy along with the British Council in Riyadh launched the ninth year of its Study UK Alumni Awards program, now open for applications.
The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of UK alumni in Saudi Arabia as well as across the world.
The awards are open to alumni currently residing in Saudi Arabia who have either studied in the UK, at an officially recognized provider of UK university-degree level programs for a minimum of a term or semester, or who have been awarded a full UK degree-level qualification (or higher) by a UK university through a local institution overseas within the last 15 years.
The call for applications is now open and closes on Oct. 28.
UK university alumni residing in Saudi Arabia can apply for the awards using this link: https://saudiarabia.britishcouncil.org/en/study-uk/alumni-awards-2022-23
Alumni can apply for the Study UK Alumni Awards 2022-23 in four categories that encompass a wide range of experiences and careers and reflect priority international themes: the Science and Sustainability Award, Culture and Creativity Award, Social Action Award, and Business and Innovation Award.
All eligible applicants will be put forward for the national alumni awards in Saudi Arabia and the global alumni awards.
Launching the awards in Saudi Arabia, British Chargé d’Affaires Anna Walters said: “Education is a powerful driver of development and success. I am delighted that Saudi alumni are using their UK university education to deliver economic success and social impact through their work in Saudi Arabia.
“The UK’s Alumni Awards recognize their outstanding talent and contribution. Today, I am pleased to launch the 2022/23 Study UK Alumni Awards. We encourage applications from any Saudis — women and men — who are UK university alumni and have made a notable contribution in their field.
“Each year, we receive an excellent field of applications. We are excited to see who will come forward this year, and look forward to celebrating their outstanding achievements.”
Eilidh Kennedy McLean, country director of the British Council in Saudi Arabia, said: “The awards winners and finalists are leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, industries and countries.”
The finalists and winners of the global alumni awards will be announced in 2022 and celebrated in a digital campaign that will raise the profile of their stories and successes.