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Generous gift funds new engineering bursary for students from Malaysia

10 December 2021

The School of Engineering is pleased to announce financial support for new undergraduate engineering students from Malaysia.

The DPG Miller Bursary will support students domiciled in Malaysia who wish to attend Cardiff University to study engineering. Starting in September 2021, the new bursary will provide £1,000 to support the undergraduate entrant with the best qualifications.

The bursary will be available over the next ten years thanks to Donald Miller, who dedicated a gift of £10,000 with the aim of supporting future Cardiff University students.

Donald Philip Glynn Miller (BSc 1940) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mining engineering from the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, a founding college of Cardiff University. Tragically in February 1945 and aged just 24, Warrant Officer Miller was killed while serving with the Tactical Air Force.

After growing up in Cardiff his nephew, also named Donald Miller, moved to Malaysia in 1978. In memory of his uncle, and as a small sign of gratitude to the people and the country that has been his home for forty years, the DPG Miller Bursary invites students who are residents in Malaysia to benefit from this award.

Liliana Inoue from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has been awarded the bursary this year to study BEng Mechanical Engineering.

On choosing to study at Cardiff University, Liliana said, “I chose Cardiff because of the wonderful comments I’ve heard from people about the city, the warmth of the locals, and the beauty of the city and surrounding countryside. The structure of the degree, the topics that were being taught, and the focus on hands-on teaching also played a significant part in my decision. The University offers many types of support, such as mentor programmes, and plenty of societies and clubs that align perfectly with my interests, like the Formula Student team, volleyball and ice-skating club.

Since I’ve come to Cardiff, I’ve never looked back. I’m very excited to see how I learn and grow alongside my peers. I’m considering completing a Year in Industry to bring me one step closer to a fulfilling career in soft robotics, which is my main interest in mechanical engineering.”

Thank you to Donald Miller for his generous donation that will support our students now and for years to come. We wish Liliana the best of luck with her studies.

Eligible students do not need to apply for this bursary. You will be automatically considered for this award after enrolment if you meet the eligibility criteria.

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