London Higher is delighted to be partnering on NISAU’s India-UK Achievers programme, now in its second year. London is a city where one third of all students are international, including a huge number of Indian students and alumni residing here.
The programme recognises exceptional Indian alumni that have studied in the UK, celebrating their achievements globally and encourages further cooperation between the two countries in educational and cultural relationships. Led by students and alumni themselves, the programme is organised in partnership with the British Council in India, and supported by the Department for Business and Trade and organisations such as UKCISA, Universities UK International, the British Council, BUILA, and others from the UK international higher education sector alongside London Higher.
Three core components now form part of the enhanced programme, targeting the complete student lifecycle:
- Achievers Honours – open to alumni, current students and student societies to apply across 9 categories. Five finalists will be shortlisted per category and invited to attend the gala celebrations in London, where winners and highly commended finalists will be announced.
- Achievers Dialogues – targeted at prospective students, showcasing to them the ‘art of the possible’ with a UK education. It will facilitate conversations around key global topics with UK alumni and provide helpful guidance on prospective students’ Study UK journey.
- India UK Education Conference – newly commissioned, the inaugural conference aims to provide a strategic platform for leaders in the UK and Indian HE sectors to interact directly with students, alumni and those that support international HE. It will enable the sharing of knowledge and leading practice to shape the future of international education in the India-UK corridor, placing young people at the heart of these conversations. Thematic areas such as the skills agenda, employability, student outcomes, and transnational education will be explored through a series of plenaries, breakouts and keynotes.
Nominations for the Achievers Honours opened on 12 December 2023 for Indian alumni and current students to put their names forward or nominate a friend or family member. Our CEO, Dr Diana Beech, is also proud to be a judge for the Achievers Honours this year. We would like to encourage our members and sector friends and partners to put forward nominations and to celebrate the wonderful talent our Indian students and alumni bring to London, and the UK.