'The International Student Awards are different from any other student competition. They don’t just focus on academic achievement, but celebrate the whole international student experience. '
Find out about the 12 regional international student award winners.
The International Student Awards 2010 is an exciting competition that celebrates the achievements of international students and their contributions to life in the UK. To enter, students from around the world were asked to write a letter home explaining how they were making the most of their time in the UK. The focus was on life outside their studies; volunteer work, projects within the local community or any personal development since arriving in the UK.
Previous International Student Awards
The International Student Awards has produced many thousands of inspiring stories. Since the competition was first launched in 2002 more than 11,500 international students representing over 130 different nationalities have entered the competition and shared their experiences.
In 2009 there were 1497 entries from 118 different nationalities, representing 289 UK institutions. Although many of those entering where ‘typical’ student age; late teens or early twenties, there was a true mix of ages - the youngest entrant was 15 and the oldest was 58.
The largest number of entrants came from China, India, USA, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Bangladesh with Malaysia, Hong Kong and Germany not far behind. It’s a truly global list of international students with representatives from Burkina Faso, Suriname, Armenia and Macao.
Shine! 2009 winners
Since the 2009 Shine awards there has been a lot of interest in the 12 winning students. You can find out more at the following websites:
- BBC China
- The Times of India
- Oxford University
- Cardiff University’s Flickr
- Protocolo Lifestyle and Foreign Affairs
- Wales Online
- Cannon Collins Trust