NCUK Alumnus Shortlisted for Pieoneer Awards!


NCUK is delighted to announce that alumnus Liu Daming has been shortlisted for the International Alumni of the Year award at the 2018 Pieoneer Awards!

Liu Daming

Liu Daming, who progressed to The University of Manchester after studying the International Foundation Year qualification at Can-Achieve Lanzhou, was diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) when he was very young and at the age of seven he was told by doctors that he would only live for 12 years. Since then Liu Daming has defied the odds and has survived 11 major surgeries and dozens of fixation surgeries. To read more about his story please click here.

NCUK strives to help international students gain the skills necessary to progress to university, and we are proud that we help change young people’s lives. For one of our alumni to be shortlisted for this award, especially after the hardships that he’s managed to overcome is incredibly rewarding!

Georgina Jones, Marketing Development Director

NCUK is also pleased to announce that two of our partners have been shortlisted for other awards. This includes Dr Anthony Manning from the University of Kent, who has been shortlisted for the category of Outstanding Contribution to the Industry as well as British Study Centres who have been nominated in the category of Language Educator of the Year. The University of Kent is one of NCUK’s 16 Guaranteed Universities whilst British Study Centres currently has two centres with NCUK (British Study Centres London Hampstead and British Study Centres Ukraine).

The Pieoneer Awards will take place in September 2018 in London and we wish all of our partners the best of luck!

Note: NCUK is a consortium of leading universities dedicated to giving international students guaranteed access to universities worldwide and helping them succeed when they get there.

Since 1987, NCUK has helped over 30,000 international students gain access to leading universities and our track record is something that we’re extremely proud of!

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