British Council | Isoken Ogiemwonyi, Tolu Ogunlesi, Mfon Ekpo others nominated
The British Council is pleased to announce the finalists for a prestigious award celebrating the outstanding achievements of the UK’s international alumni, with fourteen awards ceremonies taking place this year in Egypt, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey and the USA.
Top alumni have been selected from more than a global total of 1200 applicants, many of whom were nominated by their host UK universities. The Study UK Alumni Awards, created by the British Council in partnership with UK higher education institutions, are intended to recognise outstanding success in Entrepreneurism, Professional Achievement, and Social Impact by people who have studied at UK higher education institutions within the last 15 years.
In Nigeria, over 200 applications were received across the three award categories – Entrepreneurial, Professional Achievement, and Social Impact categories and 14 finalists were selected in across the three categories. They are:
|Professional Achievement||Mary Stephen||University of Leeds|
|Tolu Ogunlesi||University of East Anglia|
|Olanrewaju Akinsola||University of Warwick|
|Paul Oluikpo||Loughborough University; University of Oxford|
|Timipre Wolo||University of Aberdeen|
|Social Impact||Bolaji Abdullahi||University of Sussex|
|Fatima Oyiza Ademoh||University of Leeds|
|Mary Dinah||University of Surrey; University of Nottingham|
|Mfon Ekpo||University of Southampton|
|Entrepreneurial||Nasir Abdulkadir||Middlesex University|
|Ehime Eigbe||London Metropolitan University|
|Adebambo Akani||University of Cambridge|
|Anas Balarabe Yazid||Imperial College London|
|Isoken Ogiemwonyi||University of Nottingham; BPP University|
Applications were received from alumni from more than 125 UK universities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. They were then reviewed by judging panels in the applicant’s country of entry, and their respective universities.