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Awards for Wye's top new students

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Tuesday 29 November 2005

Top new students at Imperial College London's Wye campus have received a financial bonus.

Agricola Scholarships, worth up to £3,000 each, have been presented to the five most outstanding students starting Bachelor or Master of Science degree programmes this term. Award-winners were chosen on the basis of excellent performance in previous studies, together with practical experience. Successful undergraduate students include Jiaxi Ma (aged 19) from China, Umayr Najmudeen (18) from Sri Lanka, Anatoliy Dombkovskiy (18) from Russia and Vanessa Kozik (20) from Germany, all studying for BSc honours or MSci degrees in Applied Business Management.

Students at Imperial's Wye campus receive Agricola Scholarships

The award-winning postgraduate student is Mélise Jaud (24) from France who is studying for a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics at Wye campus. Mélise has a background in agronomy and plant biology. Most recently she has been studying with the French Ministry of Agriculture's graduate school, involved in projects like the impact on water quality of pesticides in wine.

The annual Agricola Scholarships are funded by Imperial College and the Agricola Club, the association for past students at Wye. They were presented during a short ceremony by Professor Mike Jeger Opens in new window, Wye campus Dean, who congratulated this year's winners. "Although these awards are based on previous studies," he said, "we are confident that your progress at Wye will be equally impressive."

Francis Huntington, Honorary Secretary of the Agricola Club, told the winners that the Club had more than 3,000 members around the world all former staff and students who were passionate about Wye. The scholarships were one of many ways of showing their continued support for and interest in students now on campus.

Picture shows (from left): Francis Huntington, Mélise Jaud, Prof Mike Jeger, Vanessa Kozik, Umayr Najmudeen, Jiaxi Ma and Nigel Williams, Admissions Tutor at Wye campus, celebrating this year's Agricola Scholarship awards.

For further information contact:

Wendy Raeside
Press Officer, Imperial College London Wye campus
Tel: 020 7594 2624
Mobile: 07739 591462

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