Celebrating the achievements of alumni in Uzbekistan

When outstanding individuals receive a world-class education in the UK, the effects can last a lifetime. The Alumni Awards shine a light on the impact that alumni of UK higher education institutions are making in their chosen field, and how this was sparked by their studies in the UK.

The British Council has launched the eighth year of a prestigious award celebrating the outstanding achievements of the UK’s international alumni around the world. 

The Study UK Alumni Awards are open to alumni living anywhere outside of the UK. Award winners and finalists are leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, industries and countries. The Study UK Alumni Awards celebrate and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education and raise the international profile of UK alumni and their former universities.

The awards are open to alumni currently residing in any country outside the UK, who have either studied in the UK, at an officially recognised provider of UK university degree level study for a minimum of a term or semester, or who have been awarded a full UK degree level qualification (or higher), by a UK university through a local institution overseas, within the last 15 years. 

There are four award categories:

  • Science and Sustainability Award recognising alumni who have distinguished themselves through their career and achievements in the world of science and sustainability, and who can demonstrate the impact and scale of their achievements in their profession, and beyond. Areas of work could include: Climate action, clean energy, medicine, sustainable cities and communities, engineering, industry and construction. 
  • Culture and Creativity Award recognising alumni who have carved a career for themselves in arts and culture. We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate their artistic ingenuity, influence and creativity. Areas of work could include:  Arts, design, media, video, TV, music, bloggers, vloggers, Youtubers and the humanities. 
  • Social Action Award recognising alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others. Areas of work could include: Reducing inequality, poverty and hunger. Education and upskilling. Peace and justice.
  • Business and Innovation Award recognising alumni who are active in initiating and contributing to innovative or creative new ideas, solutions or business opportunities, that have the potential for growth.  Areas of work could include: Entrepreneurship, business, technology.

Have you studied in the UK and have gone on to achieve exceptional success? If so, apply for one of the Awards. Application open from 1 September 2021! 

What makes a great application? Find out our top tips on the Study UK Alumni Awards website.  

Some of the benefits of winning a prestigious Alumni Award:

  • Raise your international profile through global press and digital coverage
  • Build your professional networks and business connections
  • Win a professional networking visit to the UK


1 September 2021 Applications open                        
29 October 2021 Applications close at 16.00 (BST)
October - November 2021 Shortlisting of applications
December 2021 - January 2022 Announcement of finalists
February 2022
Uzbekistan national-level winners announced
April - August 2022 Global finalist announcement & digital celebration
September 2022 Global Alumni Awards winners announced                                                         

Our Finalists and Winners

Business and Innovation Award

Farkhodjon Israilov

University of St Andrews, Chevening scholarship

Farkhodjon is a senior banker with focus on strategic management activities, investment projects, transformation at Korea Development Bank (Uzbekistan) with over a decade of experience in banking. He holds a Master of Science degree in International Strategy and Economics from the University of Saint Andrews. Farkhodjon is also an alumni of The John Smith Trust (JST) and Chevening.

Khurshid Kodirov (Winner of the Business and Innovation Award)

Westminster International University in Tashkent

Khurshid is the operations management specialists mainly responsible for building projects by establishing stable and productive partnerships and business operations. During the past two years as a lead project manager and founder of Nyon Consulting Group LLC and the CEO of Bilim Tech LLC he has contributed to opening a university and an information technologies academy.

Angelitta Trofimova

Westminster International University in Tashkent

Angelitta Trofimova is the Specialist of Business Support and Financial Settlements department at the IT company named “Humans” in Uzbekistan. Her work is to provide qualified service to the partners and workers of the company in business questions as well as making financial settlements with the partners, analytics. Angelitta felt special at a UK university in Uzbekistan with interesting studying structure, events, multicultural atmosphere, developed sports life. The Westminster International University in Tashkent helped her gain analytical, communicational, volunteering, leadership, time management skills as well as the ability to work in a group that supports her during the working process. Angelitta plans to develop herself further by entering the Master`s degree as well as to implement a volunteering project to help and protect animals, open an eco-friendly community to start the actions against global warming in Uzbekistan beginning from her tiny steps.

Social Action Award

Elyanora Menglieva (Winner of the Ambassador's Award)

University of Warwick, Hornby scholarship

Elyanora is a renowned teacher development and language assessment specialist and the founder of Network of Teacher Researchers in Uzbekistan, a platform that offers teachers free continuous professional development opportunities. The NETRUZ project has trained over 60 teachers on assessment, corpus-based materials development, and teacher research. Elyanora is now employing her new skills and expertise to bring positive changes in education by consulting universities and international organizations on teacher development and assessment.

Kamila Alimdjanova

Westminster International University in Tashkent

Kamila is a development professional with 12 years of diversified experience in programme and project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial management in UN system. The areas of expertise include economic governance, education, gender and inclusive growth. Kamila currently supports the growth and development of SMEs within EBRD “Advice for Small Businesses” programme. She is taking her knowledge and experience to further facilitate the growth and development of SMEs in the country through quality advisory services and technical support.

Sukhrob Saliev (Winner of the Social Action Award)

University College London

Sukhrob is the lead international expert in healthcare consultancy in oncoheamtology and researcher in sports medicine. Sukhrob devotes his full time for treatment, education and training of youths in sports, exercise and health, conducts research in physical activity’s impact on well-being and consults in programs of oncohematology healthcare sector in the region. Sukhrob is now taking his skills and expertise to amplify the role of physical activity and change inactive part of the population in the Central Asia.

This year's judges

  • Jamilya Gulyamova, Deputy Director, British Council Uzbekistan
  • Shukhrat Amanov, Education Projects Manager, British Council Uzbekistan
  • Umida Nurjanova, Marketing Manager, British Council Uzbekistan
  • Shirinkhon Toshkhujaeva, Interpreter/ Chevening Officer, UK Embassy in Uzbekistan 

All eligible applicants will be put forward for the global Alumni Awards. 

Award winners receive the opportunity to raise their international profile, expand their professional networks, and to enhance their careers, through a professional networking visit to the UK (subject to global Covid-19 situation). 

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