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LSE's First Class Malaysian Students

Jikon Lai and Sue Ling Leong have joined a prestigious group of students to graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science with First Class degrees.

Jikon, 27, and Sue Ling, 23, both gained top honours in their BSc Economics studies. They came to LSE after studying at HELP College, Kuala Lumpur, on the School's External Programme.

Now both are intending to take up Master's degrees, probably at Cambridge University.

Said Sue Ling: 'We have loved studying at LSE. You have to work hard, of course, but the atmosphere is very good and the teaching is excellent.'

Jikon said: 'It has also been a great experience living and studying in the heart of London.'

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Note:
LSE has been running the External Programme with HELP College, among others, for around ten years. Every year five or six students come to LSE after passing the Diploma in Economics in Malaysia, to complete the second and third years of undergraduate degrees in London. Some scholarships are available, most notably through Standard Chartered, which will be offering three such scholarships for 1999-2000. These External Programme students consistently do well and demonstrate the importance for LSE of having such arrangements s in place to ensure international access for students of the highest academic ability.

23 July 1999

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