Top Malaysian students receive foundation scholarships

University of Southampton Malaysia Campus students gather for a photo-call after receiving their scholarships from Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

University of Southampton Malaysia Campus students gather for a photo-call after receiving their scholarships from Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

KUCHING: Top–performing students from the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus have each been awarded with the prestigious Lloyd’s Register Foundation scholarships for 2015-16.

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation inaugurated the scholarships in 2013 for Master of Engineering (MEng) Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering students based at Southampton’s Malaysia Campus.

Mechanical Engineering students Jeremy Fong, Jei See Tai and Yong Hau Kit, as well as Electrical and Electronic Engineering students Wen Yee Tey, Aaron Pang and Yiqian Hui were honoured with the scholarships 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.

Mechanical Engineering student Jei See Tai, a Lloyd’s Register Foundation scholar for the third consecutive year, was deeply honoured to have been awarded this prestigious scholarship.

“I am very grateful to Lloyd’s Register Foundation for their generosity in giving out the awards,” she said.

“I feel proud to receive the prestigious award and a great sense of achievement.”

Fellow Mechanical Engineering student Yong Hau Kit said: “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.”

All six students 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, which now involves students in Malaysia studying for a degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics as of September this year.

Their scholarships were presented by Tim Kent, from Lloyd’s Register and Prof Pandeli Temarel, Southampton’s head of civil, maritime and environmental engineering.

“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,” said Prof John McBride, chief executive officer of the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus.

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 would 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 in 2015 where Lloyd’s Register established its Global Technology Centre alongside the university’s world-class engineering facilities.

For more information about their course, visit the Borneo Post International Education Fair (BPIEF) on Feb 27-28 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching to talk to University of Southampton’s lecturers and students.