Education & Academia

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We are proud to announce the top 10 shortlisted individuals for the Education & Academia category, sponsored by University of Chicago Booth School of Business

The individuals contained within the shortlist are now able to receive public votes of support. If you wish to show your support, please cast your vote below.

We look forward to welcoming all shortlisted nominees to our celebration drinks reception sponsored by Bloomberg on 17 May.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our judges for their time and to wish all nominees the very best of luck in the next round of judging.

We are proud to announce the top 10 shortlist for the Education & Academia category, sponsored by University of Chicago Booth School of Business

These individuals will now be invited to celebrate their shortlisting alongside our sponsors, judges and guests at a celebratory reception sponsored by Bloomberg on 17 May 2016.   

Judging will now begin to identify the final five winners for each category.  Winners will be notified by 6 June 2016 and invited to celebrate at the winners party sponsored by Barclays on 30 June 2016.

Should you wish to cast a public vote of support for any of the individuals below, please vote on the right hand side of this page.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our amazing shortlisted nominees the very best of luck in the final stages of judging.


Shortlist in Education & Academia

Amanda Wilson

Amanda Wilson | West College Scotland

I am a part time Lecturer in Computing at West College Scotland teaching games development. I also organise events for school children to encourage them…
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Amy Farrelly

Amy Farrelly | Rugby School

For the past eleven years I have been working and teaching Fine Art Photography in the UK. Originally from Dallas, Texas, I came to the…
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Anita Devi

Anita Devi | Butterfly Colour

Anita Devi is an educational consultant, policy developer, change strategist and trainer with international teaching/ leadership experience from Early Years to postgraduate.  Her passion is…
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Brenda Neburagho

Brenda Neburagho | St Mathew Academy

The world around us is always changing and my experience is that education is the key to sharing opportunities and overcoming life’s challenges. This is…
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Carrie Dunn

Carrie Dunn | University of East London

I run the BA (Hons) Sports Journalism at the University of East London, and have worked in the past 12 months to improve the gender…
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Faye Kilgour

Faye Kilgour | Graydin

Faye Kilgour is a CTI trained coach who specialises in coaching aimed at improving communication and relationships in education and business. Faye is currently a…
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Gemmer Crozier

Gemmer Crozier | Brother UK

I am a highly committed and enthusiastic 19 year old who is very hungry to learn. My chosen route as an apprentice via The Apprentice…
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Hasmita Chavda

Hasmita Chavda | Ignite!

I have worked in informal learning since the age of 16. I discovered my passion lay in increasing opportunities for young people to enable them…
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Jaz Ampaw-Farr

Jaz Ampaw-Farr | Which Phonics

Teachers saved my life. Being a poor, mixed race girl growing up in an abusive home then foster care I was destined to be a…
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Kathryn Waddington

Kathryn Waddington | University of Westminster

I began my professional career in nursing and healthcare and am now Head of Psychology at the University of Westminster. I believe it is important…
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