Scholarship winners honoured at The University of Nottingham

   
   
24 Nov 2008 11:14:00.000

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Talented students from all over the world are gathering at The University of Nottingham for special awards ceremonies on November 25 and 26.

 

Up to 250 overseas students who have won competitive scholarships to study at the University will see their achievements celebrated at two Scholarship Awards Ceremonies being held in the University’s Trent Building.

 

The students hail from all over the globe, from Azerbaijan to Zambia — and dozens of countries in between including China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Sudan, Turkey, Uganda and the USA.

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All have been awarded scholarships based on academic ability, to study for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in schools and departments right across the University.

 

The University of Nottingham is one of the most popular in the UK among overseas students, and offers a large pool of scholarships to attract the very best international applicants from around the world.

 

It has one of the widest scholarship portfolios of any UK university, from a variety of sources including internal University awards, external bodies and jointly-funded awards.

 

The events will be hosted by Professor Christine Ennew, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation, and Vincenzo Raimo, Director of the University’s International Office. Each event includes a ceremony for the presentation of certificates followed by afternoon tea and an opportunity for photographs.

 

Professor Ennew said: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate the achievements of these students, all of whom have done extremely well to qualify for these scholarships.”

 

Described by The Times as Britain’s ‘only truly global university’, The University of Nottingham is a large and vibrant community of students from more than 140 countries of the world, studying in schools across the University.

 

It also has campuses in the city of Ningbo, China, and near to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. More than 7,000 students are at the China and Malaysia campuses, studying in English for University of Nottingham degrees.

 

More information on University of Nottingham scholarships is available at:

 

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/international/scholarships_and_finance/

 

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Notes to editors:

The University of Nottingham is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 100 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and Times Higher (THE) World University Rankings.

 

It provides innovative and top quality teaching, undertakes world-changing research, and attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations. Described by The Times as Britain's "only truly global university", it has invested continuously in award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. Twice since 2003 its research and teaching academics have won Nobel Prizes. The University has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in both 2006 (International Trade) and 2007 (Innovation – School of Pharmacy), and was named ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2008. 

Its students are much in demand from 'blue-chip' employers. Winners of Students in Free Enterprise for four years in succession, and current holder of UK Graduate of the Year, they are accomplished artists, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators and fundraisers. Nottingham graduates consistently excel in business, the media, the arts and sport. Undergraduate and postgraduate degree completion rates are amongst the highest in the United Kingdom.

 

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More information is available from Deborah Webb , Head of International Student Support Team, International Office, University of Nottingham, on +44 (0)115 951 4161, deborah.webb@nottingham.ac.uk

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