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Engineering and Law students win International Intern Scholarships

The Faculty of Engineering winners of the International Intern Scholarships

The School of Law winners of the International Intern Scholarships

11 December 2014

Twenty international students in the Faculty of Engineering and the Law School were presented with scholarships in November, for their high achievement during internships in their home countries.

The Faculty of Engineering has been awarding scholarships for several years after an initiative by its Industrial Liaison Office, and were joined this year by the Law School.

The winners ranged from a student who worked on the fourth-tallest building in Malaysia with DNP Consult, to one who interned at the Indian Space Research Organisation when the Mars Orbiter was launched, to Law students working in Canada, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Dean of Engineering Professor Andrew Nix said: ‘It’s great to see our students doing such fascinating and valuable engineering work all around the world during the summer. Competition was incredibly strong again this year with excellent applications for these awards from a diverse range of countries and industries – such was the quality that we awarded a record number of scholarships this year.’

The Engineering students who received the awards are:

  • Sahaj Sawhney (Computer Science - CA Technologies, India)
  • Yi Liu (Mechanical Engineering - GKN, China)
  • Sebastian Lim (Civil Engineering - STAM Engineering, Malaysia)
  • Henry Sia (Civil Engineering - DNP Consult, Malaysia)
  • Sheik Abdul Malik (Aeronautical Engineering - Indian Space Research Organisation, India)
  • Pak Ka Li (Mechanical Engineering - Chinasavvy, China)
  • Chaofan Ma (Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Wuxi, China)
  • Lam Ho Wing (Civil Engineering - Arup, Hong Kong)
  • Atishay Jain (Aeronautical Engineering - FairTech, India)
  • Yi Shane Low (Aeronautical Engineering - BMAC, Malaysia)

Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Nick Lieven added: ‘These scholarship schemes in Law and Engineering – which draw on Bristol’s strong alumni and industry networks overseas to provide fantastic internship opportunities for our students – demonstrate just how internationally engaged the University now is. We will be looking to expand and develop these and other similar schemes in the future.’

One of the employers, Christopher Devereux, Managing Director of Chinasavvy, commented: ‘I am delighted that Parker Li was awarded an internship scholarship – he certainly deserves it. We gave him several briefs and he approached each project with careful thought, frequently raising issues and ideas that were relevant but which we had missed.  We are looking forward to having more interns like him from Bristol next summer.’

The Engineering event also featured the Entry Scholarships, awarded to international students who joined the University in 2014 with exceptionally high grades at A level or equivalent. 

The Law LLB students who received the awards are:

  • Adriana Chiu (Hong Kong)
  • Benita Koh (Singapore)
  • Emma Leong (Singapore)
  • Gillian Loh (Singapore)
  • Alexandra Savilo (Canada)
  • Nina Shahnor (Malaysia)
  • Samuel Tay (Singapore)
  • Youwei Yeo (Singapore)
  • Warren Yick (Singapore)
  • Annabel Yong (Malaysia)

Professor Joanne Conaghan, Head of the Law School, said: ‘I applaud these scholarship winners who recognise that an internship has the potential for significantly enhancing their academic study and future employment prospects. We will continue to fully support this initiative.’

Further information

The Law scheme is sponsored by the Law School in association with Linklaters (Hong Kong), Herbert Smith Freehills (Hong Kong), Clifford Chance (Singapore) and Rodyk and Davidson (Singapore). 

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