LSBU’s Confucius Institute celebrates staff and students’ success
06 June 2014
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
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
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:
- 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