Not-for-profit founder and Sussex alumni to win prestigious British Council award

Réjane Woodroffe, who graduated from Sussex’s MSc Development Economics in 2005 has been awarded the Social Impact Award at the British Council’s global Study UK Alumni Awards.

The prestigious award acknowledges the outstanding achievements of alumni and showcases the impact and value of a UK higher education. The award was presented to Réjane for her work as the Director and co-founder of the award-winning Bulungula Incubator. A project which Réjane has been involved in for over 10 years and works to improve the lives of people in some of the most marginalised communities in South Africa.

The not-for-profit Bulungula Incubator, was founded by Réjane in 2007 and challenges rural poverty by improving education, health and sustainable livelihoods. Her work has had a direct impact on 6,000 people and has helped thousands more through contributions to the South African government’s development interventions.

The awards’ success has added to the University’s stellar reputation for development studies, which includes Sussex being named the world’s best university for development studies for the third year running  in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

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