Study UK Alumni Awards trophies

Celebrating the achievements of alumni in Armenia

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 ninth year of this 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, sports, 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 and finance.


The British Council will offer a prize of up to £2,000 to the winner of each of the main categories in Armenia for a professional development opportunity of their choice.

The benefits of winning a prestigious Alumni Award also include the opportunity to:

  • 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 2022 Applications open
6 November 2022 Applications close (23.59 UK time)
November–December 2022 Shortlisting of applications
December 2022–January 2023 Announcement of Armenia national-level finalists
February 2023 Announcement of Armenia national-level winners and awards ceremony
March–August 2023 Announcement of global finalists and digital celebration
September 2023 Announcement of global winners
Winter 2023–24 Four global winners visit the UK for professional development opportunities and to reconnect with their university

Meet this year’s shortlisted finalists

Among stiff competition from a variety of strong applicants, these candidates stood out. Find out what makes their story unique.

Ani Gevorgyan
Ani Gevorgyan
Anna Nikoghosyan
Anna Nikoghosyan
Artur Khalatyan
Artur Khalatyan
Edith Soghomonyan
Edith Soghomonyan
Tatevik Khudinyan
Tatevik Khudinyan

Social Action Award Category

Ani Gevorgyan, King’s College London

Ani Gevorgyan is the Senior Programme Officer at the National Democratic Institute, working on women’s empowerment programmes to benefit Armenia’s resilience and democracy. Ani’s work is instrumental in promoting gender equality through informal educational and networking opportunities for women embarking on their journey to leadership.

Ani’s time in the UK – and specifically at King’s College London – provided her with the necessary academic knowledge and transferable skills such as critical analysis, research and creativity vital to succeeding as a woman leader.

Ani currently utilises her expertise by empowering women leaders across Armenia to collaborate across social, economic and political divides, and bring positive changes to their communities.

Anna Nikoghosyan, University of Manchester

Anna Nikoghosyan is the incoming Executive Co-ordinator of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition and the co-founder of ‘FemLibrary Armenia’, the first feminist library in the South Caucasus. Anna’s community organising efforts were fundamental in the formation of feminist discourses and the proliferation of intersectional feminist movements in Armenia.

Anna’s UK educational experience combined her desired course, countless books on women’s studies, a thrilling academic setting that motivates learning and questioning, modern study facilities and a participatory teaching style.

While still contributing to the grassroots feminist movements in Armenia, Anna has been recruited as the Executive Co-ordinator of an international coalition of 32 international and regional women’s rights organisations, thus uplifting Anna’s engagements to a new, global scale.

Artur Khalatyan, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Artur Khalatyan is an Information Systems Design and Education Management Expert with a track record of successfully implementing education reform programmes on a national scale. He has managed a model school, steered a national educational excellence programme in partnership with UK Universities, designed a National Curriculum for ICT and implemented STEM education boosting programmes, to mention just of few of his achievements where he used his knowledge and methodical approach to deliver lasting improvement.

Artur thinks of his study experience with the LSE as an enjoyable and enlightening journey that not only provided him with very hands-on skills and knowledge for the design and management of information services, but also significantly changed his approach towards change, such as what a secondary education system can achieve with the help of modern digital technology.

Edith Soghomonyan, University of London

Edith Soghomonyan is a Learning Consultant, whose mission is to act as a lifelong learning (LLL) and adult education advocate and connector in Armenia. Edith’s work was contributory to popularising LLL and adult education through studies and methodological guidelines disseminated as best practice across 200+ universities in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine.

At the Institute of Education (IoE), Edith learned to use critical perspectives of education in confronting outdated, rigid models of learning and teaching.

In the aftermath of Covid-19, Edith is determined to explore the design and facilitation of meaningful and engaging eLearning experiences through the integration of theory-based instructional strategies and educational technology.

Tatevik Khudinyan, University College London (UCL)

Tatevik Khudinyan is a humanitarian worker and has held positions in the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and other NGOs. Three months ago, despite the ongoing conflict, she relocated to Ukraine to establish the office of the Estonian Refugee Council in Kyiv and is currently leading on the food security programme in the country.

Tatevik Khudinyan observes that studying migration at UCL prepared her for her life as a humanitarian: identifying social injustice and improving the living conditions for the displaced.

Tatevik wants to continue using her skills and experience in Ukraine to help the displaced in the biggest refugee crisis since the second world war.

The winner of the Alumni Awards in Armenia will be announced on 3 March 2023 and celebrated in a digital campaign that will raise the profile of their story and success.

Award winners have the opportunity to raise their international profile, expand their professional networks, and to enhance their careers, through a professional networking visit to the UK.

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