LSBU’s Confucius Institute celebrates staff and students’ successThe Confucius Institute at London South Bank University recently celebrated the success of our students and staff at the annual Internship and Scholarship Award Ceremony
The ceremony, a highlight in the Institute's annual calendar, recognises the achievements of the many staff and students who complete Mandarin classes at LSBU. As part of the programme, representatives of the Confucius Institute and their partners also award internships and scholarships to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their engagement with Chinese culture and education.
Osman Ahmed, a student of Business Administration at LSBU, was awarded the Confucius Institute internship, which includes a two-month, fully-funded period in China, valued at more than £2300. The internship, supported by Hutong School – the leading foreign-owned language school in China – recognises Osman's achievements with regard to the Mandarin language and Chinese culture. Speaking at the ceremony, Osman expressed his appreciation for the opportunity and spoke of his ongoing fascination with China
"China has the fastest growing economy right now and scholarships like this don't come around often. It's an amazing opportunity and I'd advise any student who is interested to get involved with the Institute's work here on campus."
Speaking at the ceremony, LSBU's Pro Vice-Chancellor, Beverley Jullien said:
"I want to commend and congratulate Osman and the many staff and students whose achievements and success have helped integrate Chinese culture and language into the fabric of life at LSBU. I commend you all and wish the Confucius Institute continued success."
Five students were also awarded summer study scholarships by the Confucius Institute. Congratulations to: Hashim Akram, Mehmet Tarhan, Haider Hussain, Jordan Paisley and Daniel Perkins, each of whom will study at one of the Institute's partner Universities in China.
The final order of business was the awarding of certificates to ten exceptional students of Mandarin. The Confucius Institute provides accredited language courses for LSBU staff and students throughout the academic year.
Yannan Yu, Project Manager for the Confucius Institute said:
"These initiatives - language classes, the opportunity for an educational scholarship and the internship programme - are all amazing opportunities for the LSBU community. For our students, it provides valuable work and cultural experience, and gives them an 'edge' when it comes to applying for jobs in the UK and internationally."