2020 applicants

Essex graduates from across the world recognised in Study UK Alumni Awards

  • Date

    Fri 4 Sep 20

Jian Jiang, wearing a back top and talking with colleagues, arm outstretched

Our outstanding graduates from around the world have once again been celebrated by the Study UK Alumni Awards.

Over the past year seven of our alumni were chosen as finalists or won awards in their national Study UK Alumni Awards.

Three alumni were also named global finalists in their categories of the annual awards organised by the British Council to celebrate the outstanding achievements of graduates from UK universities and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education.

With the 2020-21 Study UK Alumni Awards now opening for nominations we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight the success of our amazing Essex community.

National award winners and finalists

  • Yiping Xia (MSc Telecommunication and Information Systems, 2005) – Entrepreneurial Award, Winner, China
  • Chavalida Piromwongse (LLM International Trade Law, 2010) – Social Impact Award, Finalist, Thailand
  • Khalifa Al Haroon, (English Language Foundation, 2003) – Entrepreneurial Award, Finalist, Qatar
  • Patcharapavalan Wan-O-Ta Akbar (LLM International Human Rights Law, 2016) – Social Impact Award, Finalist, Thailand
  • Reem Elmeleegy (MA Theory and Practice of Human Rights, 2017) – Social Impact Award, Finalist Egypt
  • Dr Ho Sook Wah (PhD Applied Linguistics, 2014) – Social Impact Award, Finalist, Malaysia
  • Sofia Tsilidou (MA Gallery Studies, 1997) – Nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award, Greece

Global finalists

"Essex Spirit in action" 

Director of Advancement at Essex, Jo Rogers, said: “We’re immensely proud that once again our alumni are being recognised across the world by these awards. They show the impact of our amazing graduates and their commitment to making a difference. They are brilliant examples of the Essex Spirit in action.”