Mete Coban wins Alumni of the Year Award 2019

Congratulations to Mete Coban, this year’s winner of the University of Greenwich Alumni of the Year Award!

Among Mete’s achievements since graduating, he is a Councillor for Stoke Newington (the youngest ever elected Councillor in the London Borough of Hackney), CEO of charity My Life My Say and Chair of the Youth Leadership Council of Global Fund for Children. He was also recently shortlisted for One Young World Politician of the Year.

Mete graduated from University of Greenwich with a BA Hons Political Science & Government in 2014 and a MA Public Policy & Practice in 2015. In 2016 he featured in Greenwich Portraits, our annual project celebrating inspirational alumni and students.

The Alumni of the Year Award recognises the outstanding achievements of University of Greenwich graduates. Previous winners include human rights activist and lawyer Shabina Begum, BAFTA-shortlisted student filmmaker Emily George and fashion designer and entrepreneur Holly Wang.

Mete received his award earlier this week from Vice-Chancellor Professor David Maguire at the annual Chancellor’s Dinner held in the Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall.

Mete Coban

Courses: BA Hons Political Science & Government (2014), MA Public Policy & Practice (2015)
Job: Councillor for Stoke Newington, CEO My LIfe My Say, Chair of the Youth Leadership Council of Global Fund for Children

The other nominees of this year’s award were Sarah Eberle, an internationally renowned garden designer who won Gold at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, and award-winning author Nina Stibbe, whose latest book, Reasons To Be Cheerful clinched the 2019 Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction and was included in the recent Sunday Times short list of best modern comedic novels.