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University of Surrey International Study Centre students excel in the fields of engineering and science

16 August 2013

Five former Surrey International Study Centre (ISC) students have recently graduated with special prizes.

We are delighted with the success of our University of Surrey ISC former students, who are now going on to either further study or jobs in their related fields.

  • Salar Lotfalikhan Shemirani from Iran graduated with a BEng Honours in Civil Engineering.  

He says: “I was awarded The W J Peck Prize (awarded to a student who has displayed particular endeavour during the Civil Engineering programme). The prize was a surprise as the last time it was awarded was in 2006, and I did not personally expected to see this prestigious award being awarded to me. In addition, I won the Student of The Year Award 2011-12 (Global Undergraduate Programmes).”  Salar has now a gained place at Cranfield University on the PhD Research programme. 

  • Firat Jon Nur from Turkey graduated with a first class degree and the IEEE (Institute of Electronic Engineers) Project Prize and DTI Radio Frequency Engineers Education Initiative Prize. 

He also achieved the highest marks in his class. In his second year he won The Save and Prosper award for highest score at the end of second year and The Leo James Award for the best performance in Linear Systems Analysis.  He has a graduate job at the technology company where he did his placement year.

  • Salim Ramjean from Mauritius graduated with a BEng in Electronic Engineering.

He received The Sam di Lieto Prize, awarded to the student who has made the greatest contribution to the life of the department over the previous two years.  He was also nominated for Student Academic Representative of the Year twice and won the award in 2013. Salim also undertook a placement year and is featured in our new Placement video.

  • Ahmed Al Sulaibi from Saudi Arabia graduated with the highest overall performance on the Chemical Engineering BEng degree programme, winning The T K Ross Prize.
  • Fu Yuen Adrian Cheung from Hong Kong graduated with a BSc in Food Science and Microbiology.

He was awarded the Food Microbiology Prize for the best performance in Food Microbiology.

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