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Malaysian students excel to receive Lloyd’s Register Foundation scholarships

Published: 10 December 2015

The top performing students from the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus have each been awarded prestigious Lloyd’s Register Foundation scholarships for 2015-16.

Tim Kent, Technical Director (Marine) from Lloyd’s Register joined Professor Pandeli Temarel, Southampton’s Head of Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering , to present scholarships to Electrical and Electronic Engineering students Wen Yee Tey, Aaron Pang and Yiqian Hui and to Mechanical Engineering students Jeremy Fong, Jei See Tai and Yong Hau Kit. The students were honoured following their excellent performance in both academic and personal aspects during the previous academic year. The scholarships cover each scholar’s tuition fees for the coming year.

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation inaugurated the scholarships in 2013 for Master of Engineering (MEng) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) and Mechanical Engineering students based at Southampton’s Malaysia Campus. For two of the EEE students, Aaron Pang and Yiqian Hui, this is a double success as they were also awarded Lloyd’s Register Foundation scholarships while at the Malaysia campus last year.

All six of this year’s scholars have made the successful transition from the University’s Malaysia Campus in EduCity, Iskandar in southern Johor to Southampton’s Highfield Campus in the UK to complete the final two years of their degree. They are amongst the first group of students in their respective subject areas to make the journey to the UK as part of the University’s Integrated International Engineering Education (IIEE) programme. EEE student Wen YEE Tey is very much enjoying the experience so far, saying: “Lecturers and staff from the ECS department have made me feel very welcome as they give sufficient support and assistance to international students like me. Southampton really is a lovely place where wonderful people from all over the world are gathered.”

Mechanical Engineering student Yong Hau Kit, expressed the sense of achievement felt by all six sholars: “Lloyd’s Register is well-known for continuously delivering world-class engineering solutions over its many years in the industry, so it is a very humbling experience to have been chosen as a scholar by such a reputable company. I see it as one of the best forms of recognition for my year of consistent hard work.”

Professor John McBride, Chief Executive Officer of the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus, said: “We congratulate our Malaysia Campus students in receiving these scholarships for their academic and personal achievements and to our colleagues at the Lloyd’s Register Foundation for their generosity, and for recognising excellence amongst these scholars who have the aptitude and enthusiasm to maximise their potential and create the pathways to pursue their dreams."

Tim Kent said: “It gives us great pleasure to award scholarships to these deserving students who we know will benefit from their experience of studying with the University of Southampton in both Malaysia and the UK. They truly are tomorrow’s leaders and we hope that with our support they will develop the skills required to become successful wherever their careers may lead.”

The University of Southampton has enjoyed a close working relationship with Lloyd’s Register for over 40 years culminating in the formal opening of the new Boldrewood Innovation Campus in Southampton earlier this year where Lloyd’s Register has established its Global Technology Centre alongside the University’s world-class engineering facilities.

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