Oxford’s international alumni recognised for their achievements after university
Ruthe Farmer, (2007, St Cross, MBA), Winner of the British Council’s Social Impact award for alumni from the US
The skills, inspiration and culture gained from studying at Oxford University have helped five international alumni win praise from the British Council.
From addressing climate change to improving women’s access to technology, Oxford alumni have been recognised for their pioneering work and determination.
Four alumni reached the finals and one former student came first in the Education UK Alumni Awards 2015 for alumni from India, China and the US. There were three Awards – Professional Achievement, Entrepreneurial and Social Impact – up for grabs for alumni from each nation.
Ruthe Farmer (pictured right, 2007, St Cross, MBA) won the Social Impact award for alumni from the US. The extraordinary journey of David Fajgenbaum (2007, Brasenose, MSc (Res) Public Health) from developing a rare and deadly disease to devising new therapies for himself and others also caught the attention of the judges.