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The University of Nottingham is
Britain’s ‘University of The Year’ 2006/2007

In an eagerly anticipated awards ceremony in London’s Park Lane on 20 November 2006, judges of the prestigious ‘Times Higher Awards 2006’ has named The University of Nottingham as the winner of the Higher Education Institution of The Year.

Judges praised the institution’s pioneering campuses in China and Malaysia, and its outstanding performance in international Higher Education in 2006.

Deputy Prime Minister of United Kingdom visits Malaysia Campus

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus had the pleasure of welcoming the Right Honourable John Prescott, MP, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to its premises on 30 October 2006.

Despite his tight schedule, John Prescott made some time to visit the Malaysia Campus and to also officially launch Phase 2 of the campus development. He was accompanied by YB Dato’ Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of Higher Education Malaysia.

John Prescott was briefed on the developments of the Malaysia Campus, and took the opportunity to tour the campus and meet with the students. The launch of Phase 2 of the campus was symbolised by the signing of a plaque and planting of a tree.

Also present at the event were His Excellency, Mr Boyd McCleary, the British High Commissioner to Malaysia, YM Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen Tengku Ismail, Chairman, The University of Nottingham in Malaysia Sendirian Berhad, YBhg Tan Sri Dato' Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, Group Managing Director, Boustead Holdings Berhad, Professor David Riley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The University of Nottingham, and Professor Brian Atkin, CEO and Vice-President, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.

Malaysia campus student wins top award for pharmacy

It was a double celebration for Wong Ying Ying when she was awarded the Astra Zeneca Research & Development Prize for the Best Student in Year 1 of the University of Nottingham’s Master of Pharmacy Programme recently. She also celebrated her birthday on the same day.

“The Astra Zeneca prize of £150 is traditionally awarded to the top student in Year 1 of the Master of Pharmacy programme at the University of Nottingham. With the establishment of the 2+2 Pharmacy programme at the Malaysia Campus, a decision was taken to award the prize to the top student, across both the UK and the Malaysia campuses of the University of Nottingham. At the examiners’ meeting, it was unanimously decided that Ying Ying of the Malaysia Campus had earned the top mark, out of all the students in Year 1 and should be awarded the prize,” said Professor Saul Tendler, Head of The University of Nottingham’s School of Pharmacy.

“We at the Malaysia Campus are especially delighted that the prize went to Ying Ying as it goes to prove that students at both campuses are equally outstanding,” said Professor Brian Atkin, CEO and Vice President, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.

Ying Ying who is now in Year 2 of the MPharm degree at the Malaysia Campus was elated with the award. She said, “I am overjoyed and feel blessed to have won the prize.” She added, “I’m not very sure yet as to what I will do with the prize money. I might use it to travel to Europe when I’m at the UK campus next year. I intend to continue studying hard in the hope of pursuing my studies to doctorate level after I graduate.”