Alumni Lifetime Achievement award
Winner: Nahim Ahmed, who has been working in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for over a decade helping to bring about positive sustainable change. In June 2021, Nahim was recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list and awarded an MBE.
Rising Star of the Year
Winner: Cameron William Brogan-Higgins, who, at 24, is growing his music career through videos, promotions, radio air play and Spotify where he has reached 50K listeners. He has shot a music video in the deserts of UAE and worked with sound engineers from across the globe.
Entrepreneur of the Year
Winner: Abdal Ahmed, director of The Ottoman Doner Ltd, a fast food operation that now has six stores across London selling popular kebabs and supporting food distribution across London to families in need and the homeless.
Alumni Engagement award
Winner: Jacqui Bashford, chair of the Alumni Advisory Board, who has been supporting students through mentoring programmes and inspirational talks about her own successful career in the telecommunications industry.
Winner: Micha Nestor, who founded Past Futures, which is focused on raising the inclusion of diverse people within the heritage and arts sector.
Mental Wealth Advocacy award
Winner: Ruth Cooper-Dickson (pictured above), who founded Champs for Change which supports survivors of domestic abuse and marginalised people who have experienced trauma and adversity.
East London Glocal Engagement award
Winner: Viola E Okoro, founder and executive director of Leadership Foundation for African Girl, Child and Women.
Industry 4.0 award
Winner: Constantin Singureaun, who founded Pufferr, a garlanded digital marketing agency working in the field of financial services, law, wealth management and accountancy.
Alumni Sporting Success award
Joint winners: Hani Assi, a high performance strength and conditioning coach and consultant; and Julian Dominique, owner and director of FAR Fitness, a health and wellbeing company specialising in functional fitness training and exercise rehabilitation.
Joint winners: Cassie Quinn, founder of CQ Studio which combines science, craft and fashion and pursues research into regenerative fabrics; and Temitayo Sodunke, who champions sustainable goals in education, inequality and health in Nigeria.
Winner: Matthew O'Mullane, who created his own psychotherapy practice, A New Hope Therapy, based on the robust training and development he gained at the University of East London.