Entry has now opened for nominations to the Alumni of the Year awards 2013. The award is a great opportunity to recognise Birmingham alumni who have made a valuable contribution to the University, the community or their professional field and to demonstrate the extraordinary range of achievements amongst Birmingham’s former students.
Alumni, staff and students are able to nominate alumni in any of the following categories:
Young alumnus (under 35) of the year
Alumnus making an outstanding contribution to business/industry
Alumnus making an outstanding contribution to society/community life
Alumnus making an outstanding contribution to culture/media/sport
International alumnus of the year
To nominate your Alumni of Year 2013, complete this nomination form and send it to Claire O'Sullivan, Head of Alumni Relations via firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 4 April 2013.
Last year's winners
Luciana Berger (BCom Commerce with Spanish, 2004)
Luciana Berger is the Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree. Elected in May 2010, Luciana was quickly promoted to be Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change by Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.
Before entering Parliament Luciana worked for top management consultancy Accenture advising FTSE 100 companies including Barclays and BP, as well as the London Stock Exchange. She then joined Accenture’s Government Strategy Unit supporting UK Government departments including the Treasury before the 2006 Comprehensive Spending Review and Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Delivery Unit.
After leaving Accenture Luciana was appointed Government and Parliamentary Manager for the National Health Service Confederation. And from 2007 to 2010 she was the Director of Labour Friends of Israel, a non-profit organisation working to achieve peace in the Middle East.
Christine Arthur (BA English and Communications, 1988)
Christine Arthur is the Managing Director at McCann Erickson Communications House, an international leader in public relations. In this role she has overseen and helped lead McCann’s communications and PR, winning them influential clients such as Vauxhall, British Waterways and National Express.
Prior to her work with McCann Erickson, Christine had also worked as managing director for both Key Communications and SMARTS Creative Communications.
Christine also remains highly active in the University, talking to students at the University’s ‘Careers in PR day’. Furthermore her work with the Arts and Law careers team in providing work experience and internships for students wanting to pursue a career in PR is invaluable.