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Two alumni named as finalists in British Council Awards

Date 13.03.2019

The British Council have announced the finalists for the 2019 Study UK Alumni Awards. Two University of Northampton alumni have been named as finalists for these prestigious awards.

Jament Johnson, has been named finalist in the Alumni Award’s Professional Achievement category, which recognises alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership in their professional field. Jament has a PhD in Education and has been involved in curriculum development, teaching students, supervision and assessment on University of Northampton courses taught in India.

Deegesh Maywah’s has been shortlisted for the Social Impact Award, which acknowledges alumni who have made an exceptional contribution to creating positive social change. Deegesh’s passion has always been to seek ways to develop ethical programmes to address society’s most pressing issues.

Deegesh Maywah, University of Northampton Alumni, said: “Opportunities do not just happen, you create them. The University of Northampton, do this for their students. They provide a holistic development for all students, such as volunteering opportunities, student activities and other services for students.  The quality of the teaching, resources and the support from the academics are what laid the foundation for my career. I wish to show my appreciation to all the academics from the Faculty of Health and Society, and everyone at the University who were involved in my student journey.”

Matthew Haines, Head of International and EU Recruitment, at the University of Northampton said: “I’m incredibly proud that two of our alumni have been named as finalists in the Study UK Alumni Awards this year, I’m delighted that the British Council have recognised their personal achievements, and the positive impact this is having on the lives of others around the globe.”

Niamh Allen, Country Director at the British Council in Mauritius, said: “The remarkable individuals selected as finalists for the Study UK Alumni Awards in Mauritius have all taken their UK education as a starting point to excel in their chosen careers and shape the world around them. This year’s finalists are testimony not only to the diversity of UK alumni and their endeavours, but also to the transformative impact of a UK education.”

The winners will be announced at Awards Ceremonies on 15 March 2019.