Long-lasting connections and development opportunities

Our programmes for UK alumni help build long-lasting connections so people are able to build on their international experience. When you sign up to our Gulf-UK Alumni Network you will join a distinguished group of UK alumni from across the region including senior figures in government, business and civil society. As well as the opportunity to attend prestigious gala dinners and awards ceremonies you can also take advantage of professional development courses, leadership training and many other events.

You are eligible to apply if: 

  • you are Bahraini or resident in Bahrain 
  • studied a UK qualification through a UK institutions

If you would like to apply, please complete our network registration form .

If you have any questions please contact alumni.bahrain@britishcouncil.org 

All events and activities are free of charge for UK alumni. 

By becoming a member, alumni also help shape the future by inspiring the next generation. Alumni are invited to share their stories and experiences with students at study fairs and other education events organised by the British Council and partners. You can watch some of their stories at #MyUniqueFuture. https://www.britishcouncil.sa/en/study-uk/myfutureisunique

As of March 2020, more than 600 UK alumni are now connected across Bahrain, sharing their experiences and expanding their professional expertise. Join today to take advantage of these opportunities.

If you want to connect with peers across the Gulf region, you can join the British Council’s Gulf-UK alumni LinkedIn group. Our Gulf–UK Alumni LinkedIn group encourages UK alumni to exchange opportunities and  ideas and will allow you to make new connections and keep in touch with your peers.

Due to the spread of COVID-19, our Alumni Talk Series are were offered virtually in 2020-2021. We are now gradually and cautiously returning to normal events. Please check the sections below for updates on our upcoming talks, panel discussions and workshops from Bahrain, UK and the GCC.

Alumni Talk Series

Alumni Talk Series 2021-2022:

Event Description When & Where

Alumni Talk Series: E-Content and E- Presence for Businesses.

A certified workshop discussing the role of eContent Management and how to effectively portray ourselves and our business digitally.

Registraion is now closed.

31 Jan - 3 Feb 2022

Venue: BIBF

Alumni Talk Series: Climate Change: Where do we go from here?

In this panel discussion, our distinguished speakers discuss where Bahrain stands now, and what the innovative approaches to help us reach our 2035 targets are, shedding light on the main challenges to climate change in Bahrain, such as Greenhouse emissions, and what individuals can do to be part of this change alongside national institutions.

Speakers: Dr. Gűlnur Coşkuner, Dr. Brett Lyons and Dr. Majeed Jasim and Mr. Alexander AlSamahiji.

Registration is now closed.

22 Feb 2022

Venue: Wyndham Grand Hotel, Bahrain Bay, ground floor.

Alumni Talk Series: Inclusion in the Workplace.

Raise your awareness on gender inclusion, its importance and the impact of prioritizing it to create a healthy working environment.

Provided by: Sabeeka Al Shamlan MA of Research in Gender Studies, University of Portsmouth, Founder of Warsha Consultancy and Development.

For more information and registeration click here.

7 March 2022

Venue: Wyndham Grand Hotel, Bahrain Bay, First Floor.

(Be the first to know about any upcoming opportunity or event- sign up to the Network now!)

Do you have a proposal for a talk or a workshop? See the Alumni Events Proposal document at the bottom of this page.

Professional Development and Awards

Event Description When & Where
UK Alumni Awards 2021-2022

These prestigious awards aim to highlight success stories of alumni who have achieved a UK degree in the last ten years.

All UK alumni from around the world are invited to apply for these awards, featuring their successes in profession or society.

More details on the UK Alumni Awards can be found here.

Applcations are now closed stay tuned for the next round.
UK Alumni PD Series 2022

UK Alumni from the GCC have the opportunity to attend UK certified course:


Mind Maps 

This certified course is designed to enable the participants to organize their thoughts, ideas and reflection using mind mapping techniques.


Trainer: Coach Sameera Baba


For more information and registration click here.

10 March 2022

Venue: Almashreq Training Centre, Seef Area.

Networking & Social Events

Event Description When & Where
Alumni Networking Event As we cautiously return to face-to-face activity, UK Alumni meet in this networking event to welcome back new graduates and foster stronger connections within the network, especially after a long hiatus from physical activity. 17 November 2021



Board Members of the Bahrain-UK Alumni Network

Following a nomination and selection process, the current Board was formed in September 2019. We are delighted to introduce our dynamic and diverse board, helping us run and deliver our Alumni programme in Bahrain. 

  • Prof./Dr Faisal Alnasser (Chairperson): Ph.D. University of Glasgow. Chair; Home Health Care Centre, American Foot & Ankle Centre, Honorary Faculty, Imperial College London. General Secretary, International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine. 
  • Dr Abdulhasan Al Dairi (Deputy Chairperson): Ph.D. Edinburgh Napier University. Chairperson of Bahrain SMEs Society and Arab Youth Ambassador.
  • Bassim Al Alawi (Alumni Relations/ Sponsorship Team): B.Eng in Engineering Science, Reading University. Managing Director, Gulf Equipment & Technology (GET).
  • Dr Fay Al Khalifa (Alumni Relations/ Sponsorship Team): Ph.D. Sheffield University. Director of eLearning and Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Bahrain.
  • Suhair Ajjawi (Alumni Relations/ Sponsorship Team): MA Marketing, Portsmouth University. Consultant and Media Expert.
  • Zainab Ali (Marketing & Communications Team): BA Human Resources Management, De Montfort University. HR Generalist, Arab Financial Services.
  • Ali Yaqoob (Events/ Volunteer Team):  Msc Project Management, University of Salford and BSc Civil Engineering. Engineer - Airfield Compliance, Bahrain Airport Company.
  • Lulwa Sami (Events/ Volunteer Team): MBA, University of Strathclyde. Director of Communications and Marketing, Information and e-Government Authority.

Studying in the UK without a doubt is an experience of a lifetime, it taught me a lot about myself and gave me a world view I wouldn’t have had without this experience…


Her Excellency Dr Faeqa Al Saleh, Minister of Health for the Kingdom of Bahrain and UK alumni