Each year, we honour the exceptional achievements of the University of Bristol’s alumni through our Alumni Awards. The awards celebrate the huge impact that Bristol’s alumni make in their chosen careers and across our society.
Previous Alumni Award Winners
Alumni Award Winners 2022
Professor Dame Julia Slingo FRS OBE (BSc 1973, PhD 1989, Hon DSc 2010) for a lifetime of research excellence and breaking the glass ceiling in the world of climate science.
Achievement in Sport
Hannah Mills OBE (DipHE 2012), the most successful female sailor in Olympic history who uses her achievements to fight for cleaner oceans.
Arts and Media
Dr Katya Adler (BA 1995, Hon LLD 2017), BBC’s Europe Editor since 2014 and a household name thanks to her award-winning coverage of the Brexit referendum.
Business and Industry
Eldar Tuvey (BSc 1992) & Roy Tuvey (BSc 1996), founders of hugely successful cybersecurity companies, including Wandera and Scansafe. They are currently co-founders and CEOs of Vertice, a SaaS purchasing platform.
Community Engagement and Impact
Ben England BEM (BA 1998) created two online global choirs called Homechoir and Choir of the Earth during the COVID-19 lockdowns. The choirs continue to connect music lovers to this day.
Innovation and Enterprise
Dr Neciah Dorh (BEng 2012, PhD 2016) & Josephine Dorh (BEng 2012) founded the Bristol-based company FluoretiQ which is developing rapid diagnostic tools which are crucial in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
Dr Sarah Fane OBE (MBChB 1989, Hon 2022) changed the lives of thousands of Afghans through her work as a doctor and through her charity, Afghan Connection.
James Alexandroff (LLB 1979) enabled the University to establish the Perivoli Africa Research Centre (PARC) which is committed to championing transformation in research and partnership to advance Africa’s achievement of its own aspirations.
Sophie Pender (BA 2017) is the founder and chief executive of The 93% Club, which aims to close the social mobility gap in universities by addressing the inequalities state school students face. She is also a corporate lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills.