Four scholarship students from Malaysia have all achieved first class honours degrees at the School.
Liew Kong Qian, Chan Yit Hui (not pictured) and Lee Wai San were all recipients of Standard Chartered awards from students from Malaysia, while Adrienne Lim received the LSE External Study Scholarship. This year Adrienne was also awarded the CIMA Prize for the best overall examination performance in Managerial Accounting for 2003-04.
All four students initially took the Diploma in Economics as students of the University of London External Programme, studying at the HELP Institute in Malaysia. With the aid of the scholarships, they then transferred to LSE to the second year of undergraduate programmes - three to take the BSc in Economics and one to take the BSc in Actuarial Science. This July they graduated with the highest class of honours.
Adrienne said: 'Getting the scholarship from the External Programme has given me the opportunity to accomplish so many things. Mainly, it has given me the chance to study at a world renowned university and graduate with first class honours!'
Rosie Gosling, director of the External Study programme at LSE, said: 'These scholarship students have done outstandingly well. The undergraduate Malaysian students in particular have proven to be some of the top students at LSE this year, continuing a tradition of excellence of students transferring from External Progamme courses. We remain extremely grateful to Standard Chartered Bank for its scholarship support.'
The University of London External Programme was established in 1858. Now over 32,000 students in more than 180 countries can study around 100 degrees and diplomas in their own country. LSE is responsible for the development, assessment and academic quality of 14 undergraduate degrees, the Diploma in Economics and the Access route. Around 12,000 students are currently taking LSE-led programmes, which are marked by LSE academics to the same standard as internal LSE examinations.
For more information about the External Programme, see http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEExternalStudy/
11 August 2004