Celebrating the achievements of alumni in Qatar

When outstanding individuals receive a world-class education in the UK, the effects can last a lifetime. The Alumni Awards shine a light on the impact that alumni of UK higher education institutions are making in their chosen field, and how this was sparked by their studies in the UK.

There are three award categories:-

  • Professional Achievement Award recognising UK alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership and achievements in their professional industry, and who can demonstrate the impact and scale of their achievements in their profession, and beyond.
  • Entrepreneurial Award recognising UK alumni who are active in initiating or contributing to innovative or creative new ideas, solutions or business opportunities that have the potential for strong growth.
  • Social Impact Award recognising UK alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others.

The winners of 2019-20 awards will be announced during the annual Qatar-UK Alumni Networking Event on Saturday, 7 December as part of Qatar British Festival 2019.

If you are a UK alumni currently living in Qatar, become a member in the Qatar-UK Alumni Network for free to receive an exclusive invitation to attend the Awarding Ceremony and other opportunities. Find out more information about benefits of becoming a member here



This year you can vote for your favourite inspirational story by nominating online one of the finalists for the "People's Choice Award", launched for the first time in Qatar!

Follow the British Council social media channels to be updated on the selected finalists for the Study UK Alumni Awards 2019-20 and to vote for your most inspired story here. 



Key dates

3 July 2019 Applications open 
1 September 2019 Deadline for nominations at 23.59 (BST) for Qatar National Alumni Awards

22 September 2019

Applications close at 23.59 (BST) for Qatar National Alumni Awards
September to October 2019 Shortlisting of applications
28 NOVEMBER 2019 Voting opens for the People's Choice Award. Read the finalists stories here.
7 December 2019 Qatar National Alumni Awards Ceremony
September 2020 (UPDATED) Global Alumni Awards winners announced


Internal Judging Panel:

  • Mr. Toff Wahab, Head of Politics at the British Embassy Doha
  • Mrs. Rawan Khir, Deputy Head of Programmes and Partnerships at the British Council Qatar

 External Judging Panel: 

  • HE Mr Ajay Sharma, the British Ambassador to Qatar
  • Ms. Sam Ayton, British Council Country Director
  • Mr. Abdul Hakeem Mostafawi, CEO HSBC Bank Qatar
  • Dr. Sheikha Aisha Bint Faleh Al-Thani, Founder and Chairperson of Al-Faleh Education Holding
  • Dr. Khalid Mohamed Al-Horr, CEO, Qatar Finance and Business Academy
  • Sheikha Alanoud bint Hamad Al-Thani, Managing Director of Business Development, Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA)
  • Mrs. Machaille AlNuaimi, President of Community Development, Qatar Foundation
  • Mr. Abdulla Al-Mansoori, Director, Qatar Career Development Centre, Member of Qatar Foundation
  • Dr. Noha Aboueldahab, Global winner of Study UK Alumni Awards 2018-19 - Professional Achievement category.

The external moderation meeting was hosted by HSBC Qatar.

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