Published on 05 March 2023
A University of Sunderland business graduate from Vietnam has made the finals of this year’s prestigious British Council Study UK Alumni Awards.
The Alumni Awards, which take place in Vietnam on Friday 10 March, celebrate the outstanding achievements of international alumni and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education. Award finalists are leaders in their field and have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions and countries.
Nguyen Phuong Dung, who graduated from the University with a BA (Hons) Business and Management in 2016, has been shortlisted for a Social Action award.
The 28-year-old is Chief Marketing Officer at the ENOUVO Group, a growing technology organisation. Realising technology and education form a bridge to help enhance Vietnam's competitive advantage in the global marketplace, upon returning to Vietnam, Nguyen Phuong contributed to the development of the technology and marketing community through her work and teaching. She found her mission in helping Vietnamese students to recognise career opportunities in the digital and technology sectors, as well as improving their competitiveness. She is also passionate about gender equality and anti-discrimination in the Technology and Marketing Communications industries.
On her time studying at Sunderland, Nguyen Phuong said: "A UK education has given me a lot to help me achieve as a lecturer and communicator in the tech industry today.
"Studying at a UK university helped me gain a development mindset from the advanced educational programme, career development, as well as a skillset for the workplace. I am extremely grateful for the friends, relationships and opportunities I have had during my time studying here.”