Social Action Award - Recognising alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others. 

Chen Zemin

Dr. Chen Zemin has been working in the UK higher education for over 10 years since 2009 and she created UCLan Online in 2017 to link UK universities with students, alumni, industry, and online learners, now with 250,000 followers. UCLan Online also won third place in the Educational Links category at the Department for International Trade (DIT) Greater China Awards in 2018 for honouring organisations that have contributed to developing business or relationships with China. 

Shen Wenjia – graduate of Imperial College London

Tony Shen helped the society successfully received the Certification of Incorporation as the FIRST foreign technology NGO endorsed by the Shanghai Municipal Government in 2020. To date, there are only 15 foreign technology NGOs registered with Chinese government.  After Tony set up the Royal Aeronautical Society China representative office, he found it more effective by sharing collective experience with diversity. 

Lai Shiwen – graduate of University of St Andrews

Lai Shiwen currently works as the trade director of the Consulate General of Israel in Chengdu. While enhancing international business exchanges, she also actively promotes local female leadership. She created a professional network for women in China called SheLeads, where mentorship programs, networking socials, and conferences are held to support one another with over 3000 women professionals from 40 different industries.