Winners of British Council’s Study UK Alumni Awards announced

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British Council. (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The British Council Monday announced the winners of the Study UK Alumni Awards 2021–2022 in Jordan, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

In total, 11 UK alumni were recognized as finalists this year for their outstanding achievements as business professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, and for their contribution to strengthening ties between the UK and Jordan, a statement by the British Council said.

The announcement was made in the presence of the Regional Director of MENA Chris Rawlings, the Deputy British Ambassador to Jordan Richard Moon, Secretary-General of the Higher Council for Science and Technology Dia Arafeh, and President of Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions Thafer Assaraira.

Following evaluation by the judging panel, winners were selected for the four award categories: Science and Sustainability, Culture and Creativity, Social Action, and Business and Innovation.

The international award celebrates UK higher education and the achievements of UK alumni all over the world. Now in its eighth year, the award received more than 1,500 applications from international UK alumni in more than 100 countries, representing more than 140 UK higher education institutions across the UK.

According to the statement, the Science and Sustainability Award was presented to Almoayied Assayed, a PhD graduate of the University of Surrey in Environmental Sustainability; the Culture and Creativity Award was presented to Edelina Joyce Issa, a graduate of the University for the Creative Arts with a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion; the Social Action award was presented to Laith Alfalah, a graduate of King’s College London with a MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health; and the Business and Innovation award was presented to Noor Abu Jbara, a graduate of the University of Warwick with a MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Summer Xia, country director of the British Council in Jordan, commented on the award ceremony saying: “We are thrilled to bring the ... Alumni Awards to Jordan this year, recognizing and celebrating the outstanding achievements by Jordanians who have studied at a UK university.”

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