Saturday 11 February 2017

The British Council is delighted to announce the three winners for a prestigious award celebrating the outstanding achievements of the UK’s international alumni in Ghana. The three winners from three categories are announced as follows:

  • Professional Achievement winner: Justice Kwasi Anokye Gyimah - University of Nottingham
  • Entrepreneurial winner: Sesinam Dagadu- University of Warwick
  • Social Impact winner: Gameli Adzaho -  University of Exeter

The Study UK Alumni Awards celebrate alumni who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions and countries. The awards also highlight the long-standing education relationship between Ghana and the United Kingdom and emphasise the British Council’s mission to support future leaders. The 12 finalists from Ghana were selected from three categories: Professional Achievement, Entrepreneurism, and Social Impact.

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.

The success of the Alumni Awards demonstrates the popularity of the UK as an international study destination and why the UK remains the country of choice for more and more higher education students from Ghana and around the globe. 

Recent research has found that out of every 50,000 graduates from a UK university, one will go on to become a Head of State. One in ten current world leaders have studied in the UK and 38 percent of Nobel Prize winners who studied at universities outside their home country went to an institution in the UK.

Liliana Biglou, Director of British Council Ghana said “I am delighted that we are able to launch the Study UK Alumni Awards in Ghana this year. The award is all about honouring the success of individuals whose achievements here in Ghana have been, in some measure, influenced by their experience of studying at a UK university. We celebrate with them and congratulate them not only on their impressive professional successes but in their capacity as 'ambassadors' for UK higher education.”


Notes to Editor

For more information please contact:

Benjamin Offor

Ag. Marketing Manager, British Council Ghana

Tel: +233(0)30 261 0090, +233 (0)56 002 7838 

Phoebe Gyamera

Marketing Advisor, British Council Ghana

Tel: +233(0)30 261 0090, +233 (0)26 902 4761


For more information about UK alumni and the awards:

Social media channels:

Facebook: @BritishCouncilGhana

Twitter: @ghBritish

#StudyUK #AlumniAwards2017 

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. Using the UK’s cultural resources we make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. The majority of our income is raised delivering a range of projects and contracts in English teaching and examinations, education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. Eighteen per cent of our funding is received from the UK government.

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