Winners for the Study UK Alumni Awards 2021-22
The British Council announced on Sunday 30 January 2022, the recipients of the Study UK Alumni Awards 2021-22 in Jordan at Landmark Amman Hotel.
The announcement was made in the presence of the Regional Director of MENA Chris Rawlings, the Deputy British Ambassador to Jordan Richard Moon, His Excellency Dr Dia Arafeh, Secretary General of the Higher Council for Science and Technology, His Excellency Professor Thafer Assaraira, President of Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions (AQACHEI), and other guests.
In total, 11 UK alumni were recognised for their outstanding achievements as business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders, and for their contribution to strengthening ties between the UK and Jordan.
Following rigorous evaluation by the judging panel, recipients were selected for the four award categories: Science and Sustainability Award, Culture and Creativity Award, Social Action Award, and Business and Innovation Award.
The prestigious international award celebrates UK higher education and the achievements of UK alumni all over the world. Now in its eighth year, the award received more than 1,500 applications from international UK alumni in more than 100 countries, representing more than 140 UK higher education institutions across the UK.
The Science and Sustainability Award, which recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves through their career and achievements in the world of science and sustainability was presented to Almoayied Assayed, graduate of University of Surrey- PhD in Environmental Sustainability.
Culture and Creativity Award which recognises alumni who have carved a career for themselves in arts and culture was presented to Edelina Joyce Issa, graduate of University for the Creative Arts- Bachelor of Arts in Fashion.
Social Action award which recognises alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others was presented to Laith Alfalah, graduate of King's College London- MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Business and Innovation award which recognises alumni who are active in initiating and contributing to innovative or creative new ideas, solutions or business opportunities, that have the potential for growth was presented to Noor Abu Jbara, graduate of University of Warwick- MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Summer Xia, Country Director of the British Council in Jordan, commented on the award ceremony: “We are thrilled to bring the British Council’s Global Study UK Alumni Awards to Jordan this year, recognising and celebrating the outstanding achievements by Jordanians who have studied at a UK university. The winners tonight represent a diverse range of sectors across the society, showcasing the very positive contribution they have made to the development of their profession, community and the whole Kingdom. We hope they will inspire many more to follow in their footsteps and benefit from the UK’s world-renowned education.”
Congratulations to all the Winners and Finalists on their achievements!