Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Two Chinese students win once-in-a-lifetime London experience

Sile Li and Keke Zhang will travel to the capital to embark on an exciting, fully-funded summer school course at two of London’s most renowned universities.

 Study London, the Mayor of London’s official university guide, has announced the winners of its first-ever Summer School competition to encourage more Chinese students to experience a world-class education in the UK capital. 

The London Summer Schools campaign aims to promote short-term summer courses to Chinese students, giving two lucky winners a fully-funded educational adventure to London.  

Sile Li, 21, from Guangdong province is currently studying at Guangzhou Medical University and has won a free place on the Revolutions in Biomedicine Summer Programme at Imperial College London (1 – 26 July 2019). “I have always dreamed of studying at Imperial College and I was so shocked to be chosen” explains Li. “London is a charming city and I love its prosperity and liveliness. I feel like all the universities that I am longing for are in London, which makes it even more appealing to me.” 

Keke Zhang, 22, from Zhengzhou in Henan province is studying at Beijing Forestry University and will enjoy a fully-funded place on the English Plus City Photography course at University of the Arts London (UAL) (15 - 26 July 2019). Zhang said: “London is the ‘sacred site’ to English majors like me around the globe with its rich culture and heritage. I have no doubt that the higher education in London is the best – just look at all of the top universities there are across the city!” 

Both students will also receive: 

Return flights to London with Beijing Capital Airlines. 
Accommodation at an Urbanest property in central London for the duration of the stay 
An online Aspire Account by Unizest with spending money. 
Two London Passes for tourist attractions across London 
‘Afternoon Tea’ experience for the winner and one guest at The Landmark London hotel 
China remains London’s largest student market, growing by 89.6% since 2011/12 with a current total of 21,350 undertaking studies in the capital. Since 2016/17, student numbers from China have increased by 20% - making it one of the fastest growing student markets into London*.  

Lalage Clay, Director, Education and Talent at London & Partners the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency and home of Study London said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Sile and Keke to London this summer so that they can really get a taste of cultural life in the city, whilst studying at two of our world-class institutions.  

“London provides an unparalleled academic and cultural environment which is made even richer by the global talent that we welcome year after year, and we hope that summer school is just the start of Sile and Keke’s academic journey in London” 

London has four universities listed in the World University Rankings top 40, and five universities in the top 200, cementing London’s reputation as one of the best cities in the world for higher education.  

*Calculated from Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) data from 2011/12 - 2017/18 

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