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Electrical and Electronic Engineering students from Malaysia awarded Lloyd’s Register Foundation scholarships

Published: 21 November 2016
L-R: Yiqian Hui, Professor Tim Kent, Proferssor Paul Lewin, Wen Yee Tey, Aaron Pang

Three top performing MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering students from the University’s Malaysia Campus (USMC) have each been awarded prestigious Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) scholarships.

Tim Kent, Technical Director (Marine) from Lloyd’s Register joined Professor Paul Lewin, Head of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), to present scholarships to the fourth year students Yiqian Hui, Aaron Pang and Wen Yee Tey. The students were honoured following their excellent academic and personal performance during the previous academic year. The scholarships cover each student’s tuition fees for the coming year. Not only have the three students been awarded with scholarships this year, they also all received scholarships last year which shows true hard work and dedication.

As with all USMC degree students, Yiqian, Aaron and Wen Yee spent the first two years of their studies in Malaysia before transferring to Southampton for the final two years, completing their degree alongside other Electrical and Electronic Engineering students in ECS.

Professor Tim Kent, a University of Southampton alumnus, congratulated the students on their scholarships and focused on the close relationship that Lloyd’s Register has with the university adding, “Lloyd’s Register Foundation is very pleased to be funding scholarships for the University’s Malaysia Campus”. He talked about the international journey the students have embarked on, from Malaysia to the UK and the global presence of Lloyd’s Register around the world, including offices in Malaysia, the UK, throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Professor Paul Lewin commented “it is fantastic to present these awards from Lloyd’s Register Foundation and it's a clear mark of the students’ hard work and success”. He stressed the importance of the University’s relationship with Lloyd’s Register adding “we really are very keen that we work closely with Lloyd’s Register Foundation going forwards”.

The University of Southampton has enjoyed a close working relationship with Lloyd’s Register for over 40 years reinforced by the formal opening of the new Boldrewood Innovation Campus in Southampton in 2015 where Lloyd’s Register has established a Global Technology Centre alongside the University’s world-class engineering facilities.

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