A HORROR film star enrolled at Coventry University, has been named its first Malaysian ambassador.
Joey Leong, star of ‘Blood Ties’ and ‘The Second Coming’, visited the city and nearby Warwick Castle after spending four months studying for a global business degree at the university’s London campus.
Speaking to the Observer, 21-year-old Joey said she had dreamed of studying abroad since she was a young girl and was delighted to have received a full scholarship to study the final year of her global business degree in the UK.
“Coventry University’s reputation spoke for itself,” Joey said. “Named Modern University of the Year last year and University of the Year this year says a lot.”
Commending the city’s tidy and clean appearance, Joey said Coventry’s London campus was very different to its Midlands counterpart.
She added: “The London campus is only in one building and is very centralised, and it’s a very different experience from the city of Coventry.
“The university is also so much bigger here – I have been so amazed by the performing arts, fashion facility – it has totally exceeded my expectations.
“And I’m not just saying this because I am an ambassador, it really is the truth.”
Moving to London in September to begin her studies, Joey took time out of filming in the hopes of not only learning academically, but also learning how to live independently in a foreign country.
“One of the reasons I came to London was that I wanted to explore and throw myself into the performing arts,” she added.
“But I’ve found I didn’t have as much free time to do that as I thought.
“I’ve always put a lot of emphasis on my studies, and while it’s been very intensive I’ve had the chance the fully concentrate on my studies.”
But she hasn’t completely turned her back on the big screen – having already spoken to a number of film producers before she returns home after her graduation in July.