From left: May Zanni, President and Co-Founder, Women Act; Anastasia Andritsou, Director, British Council Greece; Panagiotis Kyriakopoulos, Winner of the Business and Innovation Award 2022 in Greece; HE Mr Matthew Lodge, British Ambassador to Greece; Dr Sozita Goudouna, Winner of the Culture and Creativity Award 2022 in Greece; Dr Angeliki Kosmopoulou, Executive Director, A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation
From left: May Zanni, President and Co-Founder, Women Act; Anastasia Andritsou, Director, British Council Greece; Panagiotis Kyriakopoulos, Winner of the Business and Innovation Award 2022 in Greece; HE Mr Matthew Lodge, British Ambassador to Greece; Dr Sozita Goudouna, Winner of the Culture and Creativity Award 2022 in Greece; Dr Angeliki Kosmopoulou, Executive Director, A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation ©

Giannis Panagopoulos

The winners of the Study UK Alumni Awards 2022 in Greece were announced at a prestigious award ceremony on Thursday 3 March 2022 at the British Ambassador’s Residence. The ceremony was hosted by the British Ambassador HE Mr Matthew Lodge and Director of the British Council in Greece, Anastasia Andritsou.

The winners of the Alumni Awards 2022 are:

Culture and Creativity Award

Dr Sozita Goudouna London Metropolitan University (former University of North London); King’s College London, University of London; Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London

Business and Innovation Award

Panagiotis Kyriakopoulos Strathclyde Business School

Social Action Award

Maria Nefeli Chatziioannidou The University of Northampton

Find out more about winners and judging panel in the ‘Downloads’ section below.

Watch the virtual awards ceremony on YouTube.

Award winners have the opportunity to raise their international profile, expand their professional networks and enhance their careers.

The British Council will offer a prize of up to £2,500 to the winner of each of the main categories in Greece for a professional development opportunity of their choice.

Speaking at the ceremony, the British Ambassador HE Matthew Lodge said: ‘Education has always served as a bridge between Greece and the UK. Academic excellence, open horizons, mutual understanding and exchange, and career opportunities are the main reasons that thousands of Greek students choose to study at British higher education institutions. Over time Greek students have contributed to scientific research, prosperity and progress, in both the UK and Greece, as well as wherever else their paths have led them. These bonds are extremely important and we intend to continue cultivating them.’

Maria Tsakali, Head Education, British Council Greece, said: ‘Now in their fifth year in Greece, the Study UK Alumni Awards increasingly attract even more Greek UK alumni who excel in their professional fields. Their stories and successes are a testament to the impact of their UK education in becoming champions and leaders in their chosen professions and a true inspiration for the next generation. The finalists and winners in Greece reconnect with the UK through the awards, proudly represent the Greek UK alumni community in the global UK alumni network and contribute to the strong educational and interpersonal ties between Greece and the UK.’

Finalists

Culture and Creativity Award

Konstantinos Destounis Royal College of Music
Elizampetta Ilia Georgiadou University College London
Dr Sozita Goudouna London Metropolitan University (former University of North London); King’s College London, University of London; Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London

Business and Innovation Award

Panagiotis Kyriakopoulos Strathclyde Business School
Dr Aristea Kyriakou University of Aberdeen
Michaela Plaka Lancaster University

Social Action Award

Maria Nefeli Chatziioannidou University of Northampton
Panayiotis Constantinides University of Glasgow
Vicky Protopapadaki University of Edinburgh

Find out more about the finalists and the judging panel in the ‘Downloads’ section below.

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