Posted on 11/03/2011
Royal Holloway, University of London held its annual International Scholarships Reception, celebrating the achievements of international scholars studying at the College.
The aim of this annual event is to raise awareness of the contributions of international scholars to the Royal Holloway community and the important role played by scholarships in facilitating study opportunities.
The event, hosted by Principal Professor Paul Layzell, provided a memorable occasion for scholars to mark their success, and to meet and network with each other as well as with staff from across the College.
This year there are 42 new international students who are in receipt of Royal Holloway scholarships, of whom 30 attended the reception. These included Royal Holloway International Excellence Scholars, Santander International Excellence Scholars, Joint OSI/Chevening/Royal Holloway scholars, Research Scholars, and Reid Scholars.
Three representatives from Grupo Santander attended the scholarship reception and awarded certificates to the scholars.
Professor Layzell said: “Royal Holloway is proud of the support it can make available to international students through the generosity of donors and supporters. Attracting the best students to the College from around the world is a vital part of creating a vibrant and diverse community, benefiting all our staff and students. It was a pleasure to meet such a wide cross-section of students, from different backgrounds.”
Sheryl Simon, Director of Royal Holloway International, commented: "The annual International Scholarships Reception provides us with the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our international students. This year Settrington provided the setting for the reception, and the warmth and informality of the venue enabled students and staff from across the College to share a memorable evening."