Alumna of the Year 2020

The GDST Alumna of the Year Award is now in its tenth year! Nominations for this award have now closed and will be reviewed by the panel. You will be able to vote for shortlisted candidates from 9th March.

Previous winners include:

2019 – Olivia Colman CBE, Norwich High School, Oscar and BAFTA-winning actor

2018 – Dr Nirupa Murugaesu, Notting Hill & Ealing High School, Clinical Lead for Molecular Oncology at Genomics England

2017 – Dame Cressida Dick DBE, Oxford High School, the Met’s first female Commissioner

Recognising achievements

The Alumna of the Year award was launched in 2011 to recognise the many varied achievements of our alumnae. All staff, students and alumnae are encouraged to submit nominations for the award.

The winner – who will be announced at the GDST’s “Evening of Thanks” on Wednesday 13 May 2020 – will be interviewed for the alumnae magazine, GDST Girl for Life, and is awarded £500 to donate to a charity of their choice.



Candidates will be recognised based on the below criteria:

  • Championing a charitable cause
  • Achieving outstanding academic or professional success
  • Driving environmental or social change
  • Being a pioneer or achieving success in a challenging field

Terms and conditions:

The nominated alumna must be over the age of 18
The award is only open to living alumnae
The nominator must have the consent of the alumna being nominated and permission to provide their email address to the GDST
The nominee must agree that if they are successful in being shortlisted they consent to publicity relating to the award
The nominee must have attended a GDST school

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