16 students were presented with their international scholarships this week at a reception in the Student Life Building.
LJMU has over 2200 international students and those receiving the scholarships included students from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Egypt, The Philippines and Nigeria.
Dr Julia Wang, Director of International Relations and Professor Clare Milsom, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, welcomed the students, and colleagues from across the university, before presenting their scholarship certificates.
Professor Clare Milsom said:
“Being awarded a scholarship is a truly life changing moment. As a university, we are so proud to be able to support our international students on their transformative journey. We know that many of you as scholars went through a rigorous process, and today, we recognise your achievement, and are delighted that you chose to study at Liverpool John Moores University.”
Pro-Vice Chancellors, Professor Keith George, Professor Laura Bishop and Dr Tim Nicholl were also in attendance to present scholarships relating to their areas.
Of those receiving the awards, Dr Hsu Myat (British Council Women in STEM scholar), Rizky Yudo (Indonesian Scholarship Program, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology) and Huyen Nguyen (Chevening Scholar) also made speeches to the room.
International student, Rizky Yudo, said:
“I am very grateful to get this scholarship, it means my hard work has finally paid off plus I now get to study in the city of LFC and the second most filmed location in the UK.”
Scholarships included, five female students being awarded the British Council Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) scholarship and Judith Onuoha, from Nigeria, receiving LJMU’s own Climate Change and Sustainability Scholarship.
International Student Barometer Prizes
As well as the presentation of international scholarships, prizes were also handed out to four additional individuals after they completed the International Student Barometer, a survey filled in by over 500 international students last year, to offer feedback about the international experience at LJMU. The results from the International Student Barometer will be presented later in the semester.