Alumni Awards 2021 winners

After postponing 2020's Alumni Awards due to the global pandemic, we were delighted to celebrate a number of inspirational success stories from our alumni on Thursday 29 April at our Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Alumni Awards.

The awards were held to mark the success of our former students who have made a difference in their respective fields. After hearing many inspiring stories of our students, staff and alumni leading by example to support the frontline during the COVID-19 global pandemic, we also introduced two new categories to formally recognise and reward these individuals, who were awarded alongside our five shortlisted categories from last year’s event.

The ceremony was held virtually, and was compered by Professor Aletta Norval, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education). During the course of the ceremony, we awarded nine winning trophies and four runner-up certificates.

The event was well attended, with alumni from the UK and overseas logging in to join us. To learn more about our winners and runners-up, watch the event.

Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Winner – Faye Holland
BA (Hons) Music 1992

Winner – Khalifa Al Haroon
LLB (Hons) Law 2007

Alumni Service to Society Award

Winner – Zaheer Allam
Master of Business Administration 2018

Runner Up – Ruth Arreyngang Abunaw
Master of Business Administration 2017

Alumni Contribution to Culture Award

Winner – Kristin Roskifte
BA (Hons) Illustration 1998

Runner Up – Joshua Winning
BA (Hons) Film Studies and Communication Studies 2005

Young Alumni of the Year Award

Winner – Emily Konstantas
Master of Laws in Legal Practice 2019

Runner Up – Melissa Castrillon
MA Children’s Book Illustration 2014

Alumni Community Champion Award

Winner – Alex Collis
DHE Social Policy 2008

Runner Up – Amelia Clapham
MA Music Therapy 2015

Alumni Frontline Service Award

Winner – Ankur K. Agarwal
M.Ch. Urology 2020

Winner – David Wells
MSc Biomedical Science 2005

Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner – Roger Leeke
MA Education 2016