We are very pleased to announce that Mauritian LLB alumnus Kiran Bhujun is our first ever British Council Alumni Award winner.
Kiran is the winner of the Professional Achievement Award. Kiran is Director of Tertiary Education and Scientific Research at the Ministry of Education in Mauritius.
In this role, Kiran’s work is instrumental in driving forward the government’s vision for higher education while being fully involved in the drafting of policies and strategies to promote scientific research. Kiran believes that his Law degree at University of London provided him with the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of international students, which helped to shape his ideas as well as build a strong international network.
The British Council announced the winners of the Study UK Alumni Awards 2019 in Mauritius at an awarding ceremony at the State House, on the Friday 15 March 2019, with the acting President of Mauritius - H.E. Mr Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory - as the chief guest of honour.
The Professional Achievement Award, which recognises alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership in their professional field. On winning this award he commented:
Winning an award, any award, is always a proud moment. It is also a humbling moment, as it brings back to the fore the hours of hard work that have been put to reach this point. Winning an award from the British Council as a UK Alumni to recognise my Professional Achievement has a special exquisite taste to it, as it recognises the effort put in to read for an LLB at the University of London, while also further valuing the quality of the University of London LLB degree itself.
"Through this award, I will like to pay tribute to the great work being done and the support provided by the University of London to its LLB students worldwide. It has been a long, hard but also a fulfilling journey. I would like to express my gratitude to the teams at the University for their support of students and alumni especially to Lisa Pierre and Simon Askey, who have never let me ever feel lost or left out of any event”.
The Alumni Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education. 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, professions and countries. This is only our second year taking part.
Niamh Allen, Country Director at the British Council in Mauritius, said:
This year we again had a very strong pool of applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, professions and contexts. The finalists are just a small representation of the many talented alumni in Mauritius who are using their UK education experience to achieve great things. The Alumni Awards celebrate the achievements of alumni, and demonstrate the value of a UK education and what the impact has been - not just for the individuals, but also for their communities and country.