16th July 1999




There’s been a cosmopolitan feel to the Department of Engineering at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside this year.


Nine Spanish students and 23 Malaysians will graduate from the university at Hull City Hall next week - and there’ll be an amazing twelve first-class honours among them.


Top of the class are Malaysians Tan Kheng San (‘Raymond’) and Lee Guat Ping (‘Jenny’) of Melbourne Street in Hull - they achieved the highest engineering marks ever recorded at the university.


Jenny Lee’s mark of 77.6 in her final exams would have been the best score ever posted at the Cottingham Road campus, but her partner Raymond pipped her at the post with an even higher mark of 79.6.


“This is the most first-class honours that we have ever awarded to one group,” commented principal lecturer John Deverell. “The students are of extremely high quality and they’ve been a pleasure to teach.”


Of the nine Spanish students from Zaragosa studying in Hull three were particularly successful - Daniel Anson, Rafael Pena Guinaliu and Abelardo Piorno de Nicolas have all been awarded first-class honours.


All the students will graduate at Hull City Hall at 11am on Wednesday 21st July.


The university’s international partnerships will continue next year with nineteen students from Spain and between 20 and 60 Malaysians expected to enrol on Engineering programmes in September. “Our reputation seems to be getting around,” said Mr Deverell.


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Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042