A Scholarship for the Future of Medicine The Dr Susan Lim Endowment for Education and Research Ltd provides funding for two scholarships to be awarded to students enrolled in the Joint Medical Program with the University of Newcastle who a... Read more A Scholarship for the Future of Medicine The Dr Susan Lim Endowment for Education and Research Ltd provides funding for two scholarships to be awarded to students enrolled in the Joint Medical Program with the University of Newcastle who are in their 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th year of studies. The scholarship intends to support medical students who are experiencing one or more areas of educational disadvantage and to enable the students to complete their studies. Dr Susan Lim is a world class clinical transplant surgeon with many accolades attributed to her long standing surgical career. A Colombo Plan Scholar, Dr Lim studied medicine at Monash University and graduated with first class honours in 1979. She was awarded the . Ong Gold Medal in General Surgery (1984) by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and the Gulbenkian Scholarship, Churchill College to undertake a PhD in Transplantation Immunology at the University of Cambridge, UK in 1985. She holds Fellowships at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the American College of Surgeons, is a Fellow at Trinity College, University of Melbourne, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Newcastle. A Deep and Meaningful Connection to the University of Newcastle After the 2005 Bali Bombing, a Newcastle Lawyer and city leader Mr Paul Anicich and his wife were airlifted to Singapore for treatment and Dr Lim was the principal physician presiding over their care and recovery. In recognition of her long and prestigious career in transplantation, General & Robotic surgery, and also this strong support and care for one of Newcastle's own city leaders, the University of Newcastle awarded Dr Lim an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Medicine in 2007. Thus began deep and meaningful links with the Anicich family and the University of Newcastle. Dr Lim is noted for her leadership and work in the global advancement of medicine and the support of medical research and students. This scholarship, established in her name by her husband Mr Deepak Sharma honours Dr Lim and acknowledges their strong relationship with the University of Newcastle, its globally recognised medical program and its work in equity, access and the advancement of excellence in education for all. Applicable to: Joint Medical Program, International, Domestic, financial disadvantage.
The teaching of modern foreign languages at Newcastle predates the creation of Newcastle University itself, as in 1911 Armstrong College in Newcastle installed Albert George Latham , its first professor of modern languages.  Often in the School's history, the high quality of its teaching, research and student experience have been recognised. In the 2015 edition of the Guardian University Guide , the school was ranked 14 out of 63. In the 2014 edition of the Sunday Times Good University Guide , Iberian Studies, French and German in the School were each placed in the top ten for their subject across the UK. (East Asian Studies does not feature in this Guide.) In the 2013 National Student Survey , Spanish in the School came 6th in the UK for overall student satisfaction, and German came 7th.