Alumni Awards 2017 winners

The Study UK Alumni Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education. For the second 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 now pleased to announce this year’s finalists:

Professional Achievement Award

Alexandros Charkiolakis University of Sheffield
Dr Dimitrios Dimitriou Cranfield University
Dr Chryssanthi Papadopoulou Queen’s University Belfast and University of Southampton and King’s College London

Entrepreneurial Award

Alexandra Choli University College London
Dr Nikolaos Dimitriadis University of Sheffield
Tilemachos Mavrakis Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds

Social Impact Award

Dr Spiros Kitsinelis University of Sheffield
Anna-Maria Kountouri University of Westminster and London Metropolitan
Aggeliki Pappa University of Birmingham

Find out more about Study UK Alumni Awards 2017–18 finalists and judging panel in the ‘Downloads’ section below.

The winners will be announced at the Alumni Awards Ceremony taking place in Athens on Wednesday 7 March 2018.

The British Ambassador HE Kate Smith CMG, said ‘UK education continues to inspire generations of young people – both for its excellence and its social contribution. UK University graduates create their own successful career path globally in many different areas; they have been honoured with Nobel prize awards, they have won Oscars, they are winners of Olympic Gold medals, have become political leaders. Many other graduates, although less well known, contribute daily to their area of expertise as well as to their communities with the knowledge and experience gained from the time spent at the UK educational institutions they attended and the ties they forged during their studies.’

Tony Buckby, Director British Council Greece, said ‘I am delighted that we are hosting the Study UK Alumni Awards in Greece for the second consecutive year. The awards are all about honouring the success of individuals whose achievements here in Greece have been, in some measure, influenced by their experience of studying at a UK university. UK Higher Education Institutions have been welcoming Greek students to their courses over a period of many years, leading to the really impressive number of more than 300,000 UK university alumni in Greece. Many of these alumni retain links with their universities and continue to share their experiences as active members of UK alumni associations. We now have a great way of recognising some of those exceptional achievements.’

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

Spiros Soulis: Alumni Awards 2017–18 Ambassador Greece

Spiros Soulis, Alumni Awards 2017 Ambassador Greece

We’re delighted to have Spiros Soulis joining us again this year as the Alumni Awards Ambassador in Greece.

Spiros Soulis was born in Athens, Greece. Immediately after high school he moved to London, where he studied Architecture at London Metropolitan University. After completing his Bachelor’s degree, he went on to postgraduate studies in Advanced Architecture and Interior Design at the same institution. On successful completion of his studies, he joined Foster + Partners, one of the world’s most prestigious architecture firms, led by the visionary British architect Lord Norman Foster. He then continued his successful career in architecture, design and the media in Greece. For more details and Spiros’ full bio, please see the ‘Downloads’ section below.

‘It’s a great pleasure and an honour for me to be the Ambassador for the Study UK Alumni Awards in Greece again this year and to support this exciting British Council initiative, which is open to residents in Greece for the second consecutive year. Studying in the UK offered me everything that I had expected to gain and more, and I invite alumni of UK universities to apply for one of this year’s Awards! This is an opportunity for you to gain recognition for your achievements and raise your professional profile by sharing your stories with the world, while at the same time inspiring a new generation of Greeks to follow the wonderful path which has enabled you to make your dreams come true!’ – Spiros Soulis

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