Qatar UK Alumni 2013
Qatar UK Alumni 2013

Long-lasting connections and development opportunities

Our programmes for UK alumni help build long-lasting connections so people are able to build on their international experience. When you sign up to our Gulf-UK Alumni Network you will join a distinguished group of UK alumni from across the region including senior figures in government, business and civil society. As well as the opportunity to attend prestigious gala dinners and awards ceremonies you can also take advantage of professional development courses, leadership training and many other events. Our Gulf–UK Alumni LinkedIn group encourages the exchange of ideas and will allow you to make new connections and keep in touch with your peers.

All events and activities are free of charge for UK alumni. 

Our alumni also help shape the future by inspiring the next generation. Alumni are invited to share their stories and experiences with students at study fairs and other education events organised by the British Council and partners. Read some of their stories at #MyUniqueFuture and be inspired.

More than 1,100 UK alumni are now connected across Qatar, sharing their experiences and expanding their professional expertise.

If you want to connect with peers across the Gulf region, you can join the British Council’s Gulf-UK alumni LinkedIn group.

"I get to meet so many amazing people, which is a great way to break the gap between different nationalities where we share the similarity of studying in the UK".

 Khalifa Al Haroon - Founder and CEO of H.U.G. 

 You are eligible to apply if:

  • you are Qatari or resident in Qatar
  • have spent a minimum of one month studying in the UK at university degree level at an officially recognised/listed UK higher or further education institution that appears on one of these lists:

Recognized UK education institutions

Listed UK education institutions

Meet the Board Members of Qatar-UK Alumni Network

Following a rigorous selection process, we are delighted to introduce you to the new board members of the Qatar-UK Alumni Network!

British Council hosted the first inaugural board meeting on 23 September 2018 with the attendance of the British Ambassador of Qatar, H.E Ajay Sharma and newly appointed British Council Director, Sam Ayton. 

The role of the board members is to meet monthly to shape the direction of the network and discuss engagement plans throughout the year. As one of the engagements plan, the board would like to invite one member to attend a board meeting to connect with the network on a wider scale and hear out new ideas and suggestions from the network members.

If you're interested to attend a meeting, please email with email subject as "Interest to Attend Board Meeting".

Board Members: 

  1. Dr Noora Fetais - Director of KINDI Center for Computing Research at Qatar University (QU)
  2. Sheikha Alanoud bint Hamad Al-Thani - Managing Director of Business Development at the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority
  3. Stuart Leeming - Executive Director for Qatar Foundation Schools
  4. Dr Khalid Mohamed Al-Horr - Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA)
  5. Eng. Jennifer Stables - AECOM Project Manager
  6. Toff Wahab - 1st Secretary (Head of Political Section) – British Embassy, Qatar
  7. Dr Waseem Kotoub - Head of Programmes and Partnerships - British Council, Qatar
  8. Mohammed Shehada - Associate Director of Student Development, Georgetown University
  9. Khalifa Alyafei - Director of Academic Affairs and a Lecturer at Qatar Finance and Business Academy and Northumbria University in Qatar 
  10. Rupin Kumar - Entrepreneur 

For more information on the board members, please view their bios here.

On-going and upcoming events

Event Description Date

Global Alumni Awards Winners Announcement

Global digital campaign to celebrate and showcase Alumni Awards 2019-20 winners around the world on 3 categories; Professional Achievement, Entrepreneurship and Social Impact. The finalists selected were winners from their respective categries and country awards. Fidn out more on the finalists by visiting the the global site here. September 2020

Most Recent Events




Women in Finance - Panel Talk 

Part of the talk series that was launched in March 2019 themed around Women’s International Day. Event will shed a light on women’s achievements, challenges and advice for next generation to have a more inclusive society. 4 March 2020 

 Study UK Fair 2020

An annual opportunity for alumni to talk to prospective students and their families about their experience and provide some guidance and tips when in the UK. 19-20 February 2020

Alumni Awards 2019 - 20 Ceremony

 A celebration to announce winners of Qatar National Alumni Awards 2019 during the annual Qatar-UK Alumni Networking Gala Dinner, part of Qatar British Festival 2019.   7 December 2019 

 Professional Development

Following the success of our first series of webinars in March 2018 on Entrepreneurship and Employability, the British Council and ChangeSchool are delighted to bring you, a new 2nd series, for the Qatar-UK Alumni Network. The recordings of the second webinar series are available to view here.Complete a full track to receive a certificate of completion. Till end of October 2019


Welcome Back Event

An opportunity for fresh graduates to meet directly with seasoned alumni who will share their personal success stories and help them build an important network of professionals in support of their professional development 23 October 2019


Alumni Awards 2019-20 

Do you want to share and celebrate your success story with the world? Apply today for the Study UK Alumni Awards 2019-20 to raise your profile nationally and globally!Know more about the awards here. #UKAlumniAwards #StudyUK until 22 September 2019

Study UK Summer Fair & Pre-departure session 2019

The British Council Qatar, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, invites you to attend the annual UK pre-departure briefing and On-Spot admission sessions 2019.An annual opportunity for alumni to talk to prospective students and their families about their experience and provide some guidance and tips when in the UK. 25 June 2019