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Celebrating success with UCL’s international scholarship students

By Kerry Milton, on 3 July 2014

On Wednesday 2 July, international scholarships students came together for a special reception to celebrate their achievements with fellow students, UCL staff and sponsors.

Scholarship recipients from over 60 different countries attended the event, along with UCL’s President and Provost Professor Michael Arthur, Vice Provost (International) Dame Nicola Brewer, ambassadors, High Commissioners and representatives from some of the funding organisations that support UCL.

Yunci Cai, from Singapore is currently studying MPhil/PhD in Museum Studies at the Institute of Archaeology and is holder of a UCL Overseas Research Scholarship and UCL Graduate Research Scholarship.Yunci remarked on how much the scholarships helped with her studies, “I completed my MA in Museum Studies at the Institute of Archaeology at UCL in 2009/2010 on a scholarship from the Singapore government. I had such a fantastic experience at UCL then, it reignited my passion and interest for research on culture heritage and museums and sealed my commitment to return to UCL some day to do a PhD here. I am very happy that I have realized this dream, and this would not have been possible without the generosity of the UCL scholarships.”

Fellow scholarship holders meeting at the event

Pablo Mora, from Chile is currently studying MSc in Building and Urban Design in Development at the Bartlett’s Development Planning Unit (DPU) and is holder of a Becas Chile (Conicyt) Programa de Magister en el Extranjero Scholarship.

Pablo enjoys the international community at UCL, commenting, “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my studies at UCL, from the variety of languages you hear in the hallways, to the different approaches staff use to engage with students, the campus, it’s architecture and location at the core of the city, working with classmates from all over the world and knowing that we can talk to each other with respect and at the same level of knowledge.”

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