Nigerian Students Making Waves at The University of Nottingham

By British High Commission Abuja

The University of Nottingham is pleased to be co-hosting a reception with UK Trade and Investment in Lagos this Thursday 3rd March 2016 to celebrate the engagement and relationships of the University of Nottingham in Nigeria. The event will bring together former and future students, University academic staff and institutional academic partners, as well as other stakeholders with an interest in Higher Education.

Ranked in the top 1% of universities globally and described by The Sunday Times University Guide as “one of the first to embrace a truly international approach to higher education”, The University of Nottingham has a diverse community creating an inspiring place to study and work, with over 43,000 students from more than 150 countries, award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia and strong links with universities around the world. Nigerian students form the largest group of African students on campus with over 200 Nigerian students currently studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The University of Nottingham Nigerian Students Society was recently awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Nigeria High Commission in recognition of their commitment to the welfare and development of Nigerian students.

In the 2015/16 academic year, over thirty of the incoming postgraduate Nigerian students were awarded prestigious merit based awards such as the Chevening Scholarship (funded by the British Government) and the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, as well as the University's own internally awarded Developing Solutions Masters scholarships and the Vice-Chancellors Awards for Research Excellence (international). Emma Tayou Regional Manager — West Africa, University of Nottingham says over 1000 Nigerian nationals have graduated from the University of Nottingham, including individuals who have gone on to occupy a range of senior academic, private and public sector positions.

The University of Nottingham continues to develop links with Nigerian institutions in the areas of research and teaching. The University of Nottingham has five faculties and a wide range of departments offering over 360 undergraduate courses and over 380 postgraduate taught courses, with research opportunities across a constantly evolving range of disciplines. Our innovative teaching is informed by the latest research and delivered by leading academics and cross-faculty research groups.

Members of the public can meet with staff from the West Africa Liaison office of the University of Nottingham at the British Council Education UK Exhibitions which will be held in Abuja on 2nd March (at the Transcorp Hilton) and in Lagos on the 4th and 5th March 2016 (at the Intercontinental Hotel).