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Reasons to apply for The British Council Alumni Awards

Friday 31 August 2018

The British Council Alumni Awards celebrates the outstanding work of alumni who have studied overseas and showcased the value of receiving a UK higher education. Here at Sheffield Hallam, you are part of a global community of over 40,000 international alumni and we think it is important that you receive the acknowledgement deserved for your achievements.

MA Sports Journalism alumna, Taruka Srivastav, made it to the final of last year’s alumni awards. Whilst talking to us about her experiences and why more Sheffield Hallam alum should apply, she said: "The British Council (BC) is an extremely well known and respected organisation. People realise the importance and prestige associated with the alumni awards, so being involved has really helped to increase my confidence."

"I currently work with Odisha Government for Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 and the British Council has a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the state. So the state is well aware of the great work BC does and many people appreciate that I made it to the final of the alumni awards. You should definitely apply as you will get to meet some great minds and personalities from various fields."

So, what are the benefits of applying?

  • It will help raise your international profile and provide increased PR opportunities
  • You will be able to build professional networks and business connections
  • You could win a trip to the UK and reconnect with UK Universities

If like Taruka, you have used your experiences of studying at Sheffield Hallam to positively impact your community, profession, or country, make sure to nominate yourself and apply when applications re-open on September 4 2018.

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