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High Fliers Land at Lancaster University

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Top students from one of Lancaster University's academic partners - Sunway University in Malaysia - have been visiting the Lancaster campus.

They include three Chancellors' Scholars awarded a funded two week visit to Lancaster University during the final year of studies.

The Chancellors' Scholarships are offered in the names of Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, Foundation Chancellor of Sunway University College and Sir Chris Bonington, Chancellor of Lancaster University, to commemorate the affiliation between Sunway University College and Lancaster University.

The Sunway Scholars come to get a taste of university life in the UK, where they attend lectures, meet Lancaster students and take tea with the Chancellor. There are also visits to major cities in the UK and a meeting with the Mayor of Lancaster Councillor Sheila Denwood.

This year's Chancellors' Scholars are Karlisyle Lum Ern Ai, Koh Jun Yee and Trishna Ann Rajaratnam who are studying for undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Finance.

They all said they were delighted to be chosen for the trip to Lancaster University, organised by LUSU involve, where they visited this year's Campus Festival.

Karlisyle Lum Ern Ai said: "The students here support each other and everyone seems so involved in the festival, with more mixing. That is something we would like to take back to Malaysia because here it is a different culture."

Trishna Ann Rajaratnam said the experience of going abroad was invaluable.

"You see a different culture and this really benefits you when you apply for a job because you have a wider experience."

All three took part in a Hydrology Day at the Lancaster Environment Centre as part of National Science and Engineering Week, where they learnt about river flow with the help of Dr Nick Chappell, who has previously visited Sunway.

Sunway University and Lancaster University established an academic partnership in 2006. Under this institutional arrangement, students at the Sunway campus are able to study for undergraduate degree schemes in the areas of Business, Computer Technology, Communications, Hospitality and Psychology, as well as for a postgraduate degree in Computer Science.

Lancaster University validates a range of full degree programmes which are taught at the Sunway University campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Students are taught at the Sunway campus in Kuala Lumpar and after successful completion of the honours degree programme, students will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University.

Fri 22 March 2013