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April 29, 2010

Swansea students - including law students - impress at the British Council’s International Student Awards

Two students - Jing Xu and Pavan Kumar Sriram - from Swansea University have been named runners-up in the regional finals of the International Students Awards.  This is the eighth annual International Student Awards, which is a major initiative from the British Council. The purpose of the awards is to shine the spotlight on international students and their contributions to life in the UK.

The runners-up each received their £100 prize and a commemorative certificate at the national awards ceremony in London on Wednesday 21st April 2010.

Jing Xu completed his Master’s Degree in Law at Cardiff University before choosing to study for a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at Swansea University’s School of Law and, subsequently, taking the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

Following the ceremony, Jing said: 'Swansea University’s School of Law is one of a select number to offer the Graduate Diploma in Law course and, since enrolling, I have found it is simply the most student-focused institution;  offering a full-range of support services to help with learning and achieving. Through the British Council’s competition, I am pleased to have had the opportunity to share with prospective students the joys of living and studying here.'  

Erasmus Mundus student, Pavan Kumar Sriram, started his Master of Science in Computational Mechanics in 2008 at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Spain before moving, in January 2009, to continue his studies at Swansea University’s School of Engineering.

Professor Iwan Davies, Swansea University’s Pro Vice Chancellor for Internationalisation and External Affairs, commented, 'Swansea University is committed to offering students - from the UK, Europe and further afield – high quality opportunities for academic research and learning and, at the same time, one of the best student experiences in the world. In return, the University is proud of the huge commitment that individual students make to enjoying new experiences and challenges while studying in Swansea and of the valued contribution that international students make to life in Wales and to the rest of the world.'

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Content added on 29th April 2010.

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