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. https://www.britishcouncil.sa/en/study-uk/myfutureisunique

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

If you would like to apply, please complete the Qatar UK alumni network registration form.

 

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 Qatar-UK Alumni Network!

British Council hosted the first inaugural board meeting on 23 September with the attendance of the British Ambassador of Qatar, H.E Ajay Sharma and newly appointed British Council Director, Sam Ayton. Get to know your board members from their bios, attached!

We would like to congratulate the new board and wish them all the best and great success for the network!

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

1st Alumni Talk series -

"We Talk Sports"

Qatar - UK Alumni Network is launching a new talk series In partnership with Qatar National Library starting with "We Talk Sports", a panel discussion to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019.Come hear UK and Qatari sports ambassadors share their success stories. Find out how both women and men can make an impact in sports!#BalanceforBetter #IWD2019 #SportisGreat

For more information, visit our events page here.

4 March 2019

Study UK  Fair

An opportunity for alumni to talk to prospective students and their families about their experience and provide some guidance and tips when in the UK. 10 - 11 March 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.

 Ongoing

Most Recent Events

Event   

Description  

Date

Alumni Awards Ceremony 2019 

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 2018 1 December 2018

Pre-departure Briefing session

Volunteering opportunity for alumni to share their experience of UK education with students leaving to study in the UK in September.   3 July 2018

Professional development

The British Council launched the first ever “Leadership webinar series” consisted of seven modules to deliver the skills and techniques that Alumni would need to succeed and venture in the workplace. Of the seven webinars in the series; four were topics on Entrepreneurship and three on Employability. The teaching methods and materials comprised of a balanced mix of the latest research and practical application. You can access webinars recordings here: http://changeschool.org/gulf-uk-alumni/  13 March - 31 July 2018

Professional development

The British Council delivered two face-to-face sessions to cover part of the “Leadership webinar series” which consists of seven modules.  The face-to-face sessions encouraged alumni to get together in one room, network and share experiences pre and post live webinars.

Alumni who were unable to attend physically or watch live sessions can still access webinars recordings here: http://changeschool.org/gulf-uk-alumni/  

March 2018

Study in the UK exhibition

An opportunity for alumni to talk to prospective students and their families about their experience and provide some guidance and tips when in the UK. 11 -12 March 2018

Qatar UK Alumni Annual Gala Dinner

2017’s Annual Alumni Networking Dinner was hosted at Sheikh Faisal Museum featuring guest speakers from Ministry of Health and the first Qatari woman life coach speaking on the topics of Healthy Lifestyle which was the theme of the event.

Click the link to watch highlights from the Qatar UK Alumni Annual Gala Dinner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz7GIuJdbDU&feature=youtu.be 

2 December 2017