Our UK Alumni network offers numerous ways for you to stay connected to the UK alumni community after graduation. Our online community offers:

  • Guest lectures and alumni networking events
  • Invitation to special events for UK alumni
  • Opportunities for UK Alumni to share their experience and knowledge

Register your details to join our network, receive a monthly UK alumni newsletter and stay up to date on details of upcoming events, news, and more! To join, please email us at alumni@kz.britishcouncil.org. Please include in your email, first and last name, the name of your UK school/university, details of where you work and your job title.


UK Alumni events

The calendar of UK Alumni events and the registration on them will be published on this web page. Watch for updates!


The British Council, in partnership with the British Embassy Nur-Sultan, British Alumni Club of Kazakhstan, Bolashak Alumni Relations Office (BARO) of Centre for International Programmes and Bolashak Alumni Association, held the British Alumni Network reception in Nur-Sultan (on 28 January) and Almaty (29 January). 

The events included plenty of opportunity to network with other UK alumni and representatives of the UK in Kazakhstan, as well as a chance to pitch ideas for alumni networking activities to other attendees.


UK Alumni Network event in Nur-Sultan

UK Alumni Network event in Almaty



Guest lecture in Nur-Sultan

Guest lecture in Almaty

Presentation by David Mashuri

Presentation by Sue Bennett

UK Alumni Talks

We have talked to three distinguished UK alumni from various walks of life and asked them to share their experiences as students in the UK. 

  • Interview with Alexandra Tsai: “It’s better to develop research skills than learn a formula”

Founder of the Open Mind project and lecturer at the IT University Alexandra Tsai talks about the values and culture that drive people to change themselves and the world around them, and discusses ideas around responsibility, motivation and competition to obtain knowledge. Read the full interview in English.

  • Interview with Zhaksybek Nurtlessov: “My goal is to help at least one million people over the course of my life”

Zhaksybek Nurtlesov, Lecturer at Nazarbayev University’s School of Medicine and practicing physician, talks about current trends in medicine and what motivates doctors. Read the full interview in English.

  • Interview with Asset Abdualliyev: “Do what you say you’ll do!”

Head of the Steering Committee for the 2017 World Winter Universiade, Aset Abdualiyev, talks about the most important criteria for professional success in Kazakhstan, about social mobility, and about how a regular guy could become the youngest employee of the President’s Administration. Read the full interview in English.

UK alumni video blog

We have talked to five distinguished UK alumni from various walks of life and asked them to share their experiences as students in the UK.  

Watch their interviews to learn more about these professionals and find out how studying in the UK has contributed to their lives and careers! 

Watch Alexandra's video

Watch Asset's video

Watch Aizhan's video

Watch Zhaksybek's video

Watch Rashid's video

We want to hear your ideas!

If you have any comments or suggestions for our alumni relations development or if you would like to share your events or news with other UK alumni, email us at alumni@kz.britishcouncil.org