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British Council celebrates UK alumni in Jordan

By JT - Jan 10,2022 - Last updated at Jan 10,2022

The British Council on Monday announced the 11 finalists for the Study UK Alumni Awards 2021-22 in Jordan (Photo courtesy of the British Council)

AMMAN — The British Council on Monday announced the 11 finalists for the Study UK Alumni Awards 2021-22 in Jordan. 

The 11 finalists were selected from more than 1,500 applicants from around the world, for their outstanding achievements as business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders, and for their important contribution to strengthening collaborative ties between the UK and Jordan, according to a British Council statement. 

The four award winners will be announced at a ceremony on January 30, 2022

The prestigious international award celebrates UK higher education and the achievements of UK alumni all over the world. 

Now in its eighth year, international UK alumni applied from more than 100 countries, representing more than 140 UK higher education institutions across the UK. 

Summer Xia, director at the British Council in Jordan, said: “We are delighted to launch the British Council’s Global Study UK Alumni Awards in Jordan for this first time this year. The remarkable individuals selected as finalists for the Study UK Alumni Awards in Jordan have all taken their UK education as a starting point to excel in their chosen careers and shape the world around them.” 

“This year’s finalists are testimony not only to the diversity of UK alumni and their endeavours, but also to the transformative impact of a UK education. With more than 1000 alumni of a UK education in Jordan every year, there is much to celebrate,” Xia said.

Jordan is the first country to host the awards this year and will be followed by awarding ceremonies in a further eight countries, including, India, Qatar and Azerbaijan.

The finalists of the Science and Sustainability Award, which recognises alumni who have distinguished themselves through their career and achievements in the world of science and sustainability, are: Derar Abdel-Qader, Bushra Zalloom, Mohanad Odeh and Almoayied Assayed.

The finalists of the Culture and Creativity Award, which recognises alumni who have carved a career for themselves in arts and culture, individuals who demonstrated their artistic ingenuity, influence and creativity, are:  Edelina Joyce Issa, Tariq Alrimawi and Safaa Jahameh.

The finalists of the Social Action Award, which recognises alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others, are: Laith Alfalah and Leen Al Jabary.

The finalists of the Business and Innovation Award, which recognises alumni who are active in initiating and contributing to innovative or creative new ideas, solutions or business opportunities, that have the potential for growth, are: Analle Abuammar and Noor Abu Jbara.


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