Study UK Alumni Awards

The Study UK Alumni Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, Greece is honoured to be hosting the Alumni Awards in partnership with the British Embassy Athens, the British Graduates Society (BGS) and the British-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.

Meet the finalists

We are delighted to announce this year’s finalists:

Professional Achievement Award

Dr Olga-Joan Ktenidou Imperial College of Science, Technology
and Medicine and University of Greenwich
Gabriella-Penelope Triantafyllis University of Bristol 

Social Impact Award

Alexandros Angelopoulos University of Edinburgh and Imperial College
of Science, Technology and Medicine
Stella Kasdagli University of East London
Anna Kasapoglou University of Portsmouth

Find out more about Study UK Alumni Awards 2020 finalists and the judging panel in the ‘Downloads’ section below.

The winners will be announced at the Alumni Awards Ceremony at the beginning of October 2020.

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 €1,000 to the winner of each of the main categories in Greece for a professional development opportunity of their choice. In addition, the winners in Greece will win a return ticket to a domestic destination, sponsored by Aegean Airlines.

Lifetime Achievement Award

For the first time, Greece is one of the two pilot countries hosting the Lifetime Achievement Award, recognising alumni who studied at a UK university more than 15 years ago and who have contributed to UK-Greece relations. The finalists and the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced and honoured at the Alumni Awards Ceremony at the beginning of October 2020. Aegean Airlines is kindly sponsoring a return ticket to London for the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Maria Nikoltsiou: Alumni Awards 2020 Ambassador Greece

Maria Nikoltsiou, Alumni Awards 2019–20 Ambassador Greece

We are delighted to have Maria Nikoltsiou joining us as the Alumni Awards 2020 Ambassador in Greece!

Maria Nikoltsiou is a journalist, news presenter at Alpha TV and radio producer on Alpha 989 Radio. She was born in Munich, Germany. She completed her first degree in Sociology at Panteion University, Athens, Greece. She went on to postgraduate studies in the UK, where she was awarded a Master of Science in European Studies by the London School of Economics and a Master of Arts in International Relations by the University of Kent. She has been working as a journalist since 1993 in radio, television and newspapers, and has worked as a London correspondent for Sky TV. She has hosted numerous news bulletins and TV programmes. Since 2000, she has been a political editor at Alpha TV and for the last 10 years she has been presenting the midday news bulletin. She also hosts her own show called Portraits on Alpha 989 Radio.

She said: ‘It is a great pleasure and an honour for me to be the Ambassador for the Study UK Alumni Awards 2020 in Greece. The opportunity to combine the merits and benefits of a free spirited, yet rigorous, education with exposure to an international lifestyle and a great culture shaped by a spirit of openness and democracy, was indeed a unique one. I am confident that UK universities will remain a pillar of our civilised societies, giving to millions of students unique means and methods to serve their lives and the lives of others, and contribute to social causes as well.

Find out more about the awards on the Study UK Alumni Awards website.

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