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University of Nottingham alumnus awarded with Chevening Scholarship


Rachel Cho Suet Li an alumnus of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) has been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship, from the British government, to pursue the MSc Economic at The University of Nottingham, UK.

“I am really excited to receive this scholarship and to finally study at Nottingham’s UK campus, it would be something I am familiar with, after having met several professors from the UK visiting us as guest lecturers,” Rachel said.

“I am really looking forward to this new venture in my life, a milestone as well as a sweet achievement. I am grateful to my parents and lecturers for their support and the British High Commission in Malaysia for giving me this opportunity,” Rachel added.

The scholarship is awarded to high-calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership".

“Rachel, who graduated with a first-class honours in her BSc (Hons) Economics degree, was one of the first batch of graduates from the School of Economics in 2013 and we are very proud of her achievement,” said Dr Teo Wing Leong, Head of the School of Economics.

Rachel joined Bank Negara Malaysia as an Associate Economist after graduation and has been working there for the past few years. She joins The University of Nottingham, UK for the September 2016 intake.

Rachel is the second graduate from the School of Economics at UNMC who has been awarded the Chevening scholarship. In 2015, alumnus Jarren Tam Keat Wen was awarded the Chevening Scholarship to pursue MA in Public Policy at the University of Warwick, UK.

About Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarships programme. Established in 1983, these scholarships support study at UK universities. Chevening Scholarships are mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), with some contributions from universities and other partners in the UK and overseas, including governmental and private sector bodies. Former alumni include Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Marek Belka, former Prime Minister of Poland; currently Head of the National Bank of Poland and Baldwin Spencer, among others.

(Image caption: Rachel Cho with H.E. Vicki Treadell, British High Commissioner to Malaysia at the scholarship presentation ceremony)


More information is available from Dr Teo Wing Leong on or Josephine Dionisappu, PR & Communications Manager at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus on

Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with a “distinct” approach to internationalisation, which rests on those full-scale campuses in China and Malaysia, as well as a large presence in its home city.’ (Times Good University Guide 2016).

It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of ‘Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015. More than 97% of research at The University of Nottingham is recognised internationally and it is 8th in the UK by research power according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It has been voted the world’s greenest campus for four years running, according to Greenmetrics Ranking of World Universities.

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest-ever fundraising campaign, is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future.

Posted on 7th September 2016

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