Westminster alumni awards

Shortlisted alumni

We are delighted to announce that 15 stand-out alumni have been shortlisted across five categories in the inaugural Westminster Alumni Awards. There were almost 200 nominations in total, highlighting the breadth of accomplishments and talent across our worldwide alumni community.

Now that the shortlisted nominees have been announced, it is over to you to vote for individuals via our online voting form. The vote will determine individual winners for each of the five award categories, and will close on Thursday 14 June, with winners of each category to be announced in June.

Please follow the links below in the ‘Criteria’ section to the profiles of the shortlisted nominees, broken down by category, and remember to cast your votes by clicking on the relevant links. You may only vote once per category and please refer to the criteria below to inform your decisions.

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 University’s Vice-Chancellor, to be presented with their certificates.

A big thank you to nominators and nominees and best of luck to those shortlisted.


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 nominees

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 nominees

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 nominees

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 nominees

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 nominees

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