Robert Gordon University Alumnus, Philip Osei Bonsu, is a national finalist in the British Council’s Study UK Alumni Awards in Ghana.
Nominated in the professional achievement category for the impact he has had on his profession and home country, Philip graduated from RGU with a Masters in Corporate Communication and Public Affairs in 2013. He is now the Head of Public Relations at the Electricity Company of Ghana as well as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OBPR Consult, the Western Region’s leading public relations firm.
Philip also hosts a weekend news analysis program on Skyy Power FM, which provides a platform for major political and social discussion. Alongside this, he intends to train 10,000 youths over the next decade through the Western Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Summit, which he co-organises.
“Philip’s had an inspirational career path since graduating,” said RGU’s Vice Principal for University Advancement, Mark Sollis. “His success demonstrates just how far reaching the impact a dedicated and talented person can have on the lives of others, their communities, and the professions in which they operate.”
The Study UK Alumni Awards, which is in its fourth year, showcases the positive impact UK higher education can have on the world by celebrating the achievements of international students who have studied in the UK. Three categories recognise excellence in social impact, the entrepreneurialism, and professional achievement.
The awards were created by The British Council, the oldest cultural relations organisation in the world, which works with more than 100 countries across the globe to build cultural relations and educational opportunities.
This year there were more than 1,700 nominations from 123 countries, each being judged on the impact their work has had, how their UK university study has played a part and by how much their work will inspire the next generation. Philip is facing off against two other finalists in his category.
The winners of Ghana’s Study UK Alumni Awards, which take place on February 21, will also be announced via the award’s Facebook and Twitter profiles.
Winners of the National Study UK Alumni Awards will represent there region for three global awards — one for each award category — who will be celebrated worldwide and invited back to the UK for a networking and professional development opportunity. They will also be given the option to join the judging panel for future alumni awards.
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