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Privacy Notice


The National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK (“NISAU”) complies with UK data protection law and data protection laws in other countries that promote data protection best practice.


The personal information provided by applicants will be used by NISAU for the purposes of managing the Achievers Showcase Programme and may be used for other purposes deemed necessary by the NISAU. The information will be used by the NISAU and/or judges to assess the applications in line with the judging criteria elaborated in section X of the Entry rules. 

The legal basis for processing personal data is that processing is necessary for the performance of a contract (the Competition Terms and Conditions).


All applications may be shared with the applicants’ former UK university/ies. The NISAU may also share personal information with trusted third parties, including an external shortlisting agency, reference checking agencies, and applicants’ former scholarship awarding bodies, when necessary to fulfil the purposes stated above. The information that NISAU holds/shares about you will be treated as confidential and will only be disclosed to any other party such as but not limited to your former UK university/ies, scholarship awarding bodies, external shortlisting agency, judging panels, reference checking agencies:


  • as detailed in this notice, in the terms and conditions document and with NISAU’s Privacy Policy available at, at your request and with your consent;

  • to investigate or prevent fraud;

  • to publish/create case profiles if selected as an Achiever.


The NISAU intends to publish the names and photographs/information of the finalists and winners on the NISAU’s, and partners’, websites and social media pages, press releases and in other promotional and marketing material. In addition, the NISAU may write and publish articles about the finalists and winners. Publicity material of winners and finalists will be shared with their UK Higher Education Institution. By entering the Achievers Showcase Programme, each applicant agrees to the use of their name, image and information submitted by them during or after the nomination process, and agrees to cooperate with any such publicity or marketing if they are selected as an Achievers Finalist or Winner.


By entering the UK-India Achievers Programme each applicant grants the NISAU, Partner organisation and own Higher Education Institution, free of charge, permission to use the entry material in any way it wants (including, without limitation, modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) in any media worldwide. Each applicant confirms that the entry material is their original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any English or Indian laws, that they have the right to give the NISAU and their former UK university/ies permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that all necessary consents for the submission of the entry material have been obtained.


All rights in the NISAU’s name and logo, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, press releases and other promotional and marketing material and all course and examination content and materials (together the “Achievers Materials”) shall vest in and remain with the NISAU (or its licensors). By participating in the Achievers Showcase Programme, applicants agree that they will not use, broadcast, publish, export, exploit, reproduce nor copy part or all of the Achievers Materials except where permitted by the NISAU. 


Under UK data protection law you have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold on you and the right to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in that information. If you have concerns about how we have used your personal information, you also have the right to complain to a privacy regulator. If you want to find out more, please visit our website:


Entry Rules


Please read the entry rules below and check the checkbox on the submission page of your application to agree:


In the below rules given, ‘National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK’ will be referred to as NISAU.

The term ‘Applicants’ in the following section may refer to as the actual nominee or the individual filing the nomination.


UK-India Achievers Programme applicants must:


  • Accept responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of the User ID (email address) and password used to access the Achievers portal.

  • NISAU will use only the contact information provided in the application, therefore it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that this information is accurate and up to date at all times. If you need assistance, please get in touch with us by writing to us: 

  • Provide personal information that is in all respects true, accurate, and up to date and is not, in any respect, misleading, deceptive or inaccurate or likely to mislead or deceive.

  • Notify NISAU immediately of any relevant changes in their application at any stage during the application process. It is the responsibility of the applicant to inform NISAU of any changes, failure to do so will result in the application being withdrawn.

  • Applicants may be required to re-confirm the accuracy of their application should they be selected as a finalist.

  • Shortlisted finalists may be asked to record a one-minute video. 


If you do not provide the nominee’s personal data, the NISAU will be unable to process the application. Your submission will automatically be withdrawn.

How to enter 


The Achievers showcase  will be promoted through the NISAU’s official channels, the including the website and through third party channels e.g. UK universities. Paper applications will not be accepted.

All applicants must access the application portal link via the Showcase Programme/how-enter page 

and then follow these steps:


  • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions, and the Data Protection/Privacy notices on how data is stored and used.

  • Enter their first and last name and email address where indicated.

  • Enter details of the UK Higher Education Institution and award category selected.


All applicants are required to answer each of the following questions:

  • Describe your/nominee’s success and achievement within the category field applied for 

  • Describe the impact your/ nominee’s work has had in the community and area of field

  • How did your/nominee’s experience and education from the UK help to achieve the impact


  • Provide three statements describing their success and achievements within the context of the award category they are applying for, and how it has impacted their community, industry and country; how their experience of studying in the UK/for a qualification from a UK university helped them to achieve their success, and their capacity to be an ambassador for their UK education, including any ongoing links with their institution/UK.


All applicants are required to:

  • Accept the entry rules and privacy notice by clicking the box in the application form. 

  • Click on the button to submit the application.


Applicants can save their application and complete it later, however they must submit before the application deadline.


Unsuccessful applicants may reapply for the Study UK Alumni Achievers Showcase Programme in subsequent years, however they must submit a new application form as per the application process and entry rules for that year. 


Finalists may be asked to provide their CV/resume and a reference. Global Award finalists will also be asked to submit a one-minute self-made video highlighting their work and their impact, and the influence of their UK education. They will also be required to provide their passport scan and employer details, to confirm any sanctions against them, and to complete a consent form for a reference checking agency to carry out verification checks, and an image consent/permission form.


Applicants’ data will be shared and verified with the alumni’s UK Higher Education Institution as well as other educational authorities in the UK and overseas.


The NISAU reserves the right to independently check all information provided by applicants.


Should the applicant be found to have submitted false information, and/or have provided falsified information in support of their application, the applicant will be disqualified from the Achievers Showcase Programme. Any titles already awarded (finalist or winner) will be removed from the applicant during or after the Achievers Showcase Programme.


NISAU reserves the right to withdraw a finalist/winner story should it pose potential reputational risk due to negative publicity, public perception, or uncontrollable events.



Photography or videography 


If you are invited to, and attend, a Gala Award Ceremony, or if you are selected as a Achievers award finalist or winner, you agree to the following: 


  • I agree to the NISAU photographing and/or recording me and give permission to the NISAU to use any material in the photographs and/or recordings where the copyright or any other rights are owned by me and waive all my moral rights and performers’ rights (if any) in the photographs and recordings;


  • I confirm that the NISAU and partners shall be entitled to use the photographs and/or recordings made of me in their original format or edited, adapted or altered, for the purposes of the NISAU’s internal and external promotional and publicity materials and for any programmes, publications, websites, electronic publications and social media services worldwide produced by or on behalf of the NISAU and partners; and


  • I agree that the NISAU and partners shall be entitled to pass the photographs and/or recordings of me, and my name, to external press and media agencies, publishers and broadcasters, Higher Education Institutions and to partners and other third parties with which the NISAU works, anywhere in the world, for the purposes of the Achievers Showcase Programme.


All Achievers Award finalists will be asked to provide a professional style photograph and images of them demonstrating their careers, and a short personal summary to be used for social media/event/publication purposes.

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