And the winners are...

We are delighted to announce the winners of our first ever Westminster Alumni Awards.

Close to 200 nominations were received across five categories, highlighting the breadth of accomplishments and talent across our worldwide alumni community.

Out of these nominations, 15 stand-out alumni were shortlisted by our panel – a huge achievement against such strong competition. The vote was then opened to the public to determine the winners.

We would now like to offer a huge congratulations to the following winners:

Award winners will receive a certificate detailing the important contribution they have made in relation to the category. Award winners will also be invited to a celebratory dinner in September 2018, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor and President Dr Peter Bonfield, to be presented with their certificates.

Please follow the links below in the ‘Criteria’ section to the profiles of the winners and shortlisted nominees.

A big thank you to all voters, nominators, nominees, the shortlisting panel, and of course, the category winners and shortlisted alumni. 


Westminster Alumni Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of University of Westminster graduates and its predecessor institutions, the Polytechnic of Central London, and the Regent Street Polytechnic. Westminster seeks to acknowledge the variety of ways our graduates make a real difference across the globe, particularly through their contribution to local, national and international communities.

There are five categories in which alumni can be nominated:

Outstanding Achievement Award

  • To reward personal and professional achievements from all sectors
  • Examples of suitable nominee achievements are: an impactful research publication; reaching a career milestone; completing a visionary fundraising activity
  • See the 2018 winners and shortlisted alumni

Contribution to the Creative Industries

  • To celebrate achievements, innovation, diversity and inclusion in the arts and creative industries
  • Examples of suitable nominee achievements are: showing a Fashion Design collection; receiving a notable Film or Television award; expanding a global creative agency
  • See the 2018 winners and shortlisted alumni

Entrepreneurial Award

  • To recognise enterprising business ventures that have demonstrated innovation and resulted in business growth
  • Examples of suitable nominee achievements are: developing a ground-breaking global business; creating an innovative product; personally generating significant company expansion
  • See the 2018 winners and shortlisted alumni

Social Impact Award

  • This focuses on positive contributions to international and/or UK communities, through professional, voluntary or charitable activities
  • Examples of suitable nominee achievements are: meaningful support to international development; initiating local commercial-community projects; and developing a pioneering new charity
  • See the 2018 winners and shortlisted alumni

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Awarded to an outstanding graduate for their sustained achievements and contributions over a number of years
  • Examples of suitable nominee achievements are: growing a successful business over a long period of time; contributing to a creative sector for decades; and making a real difference to a community during a substantial career
  • See the 2018 winners and shortlisted alumni