“Eyup me duck!” Culture shocks and pleasant surprises

After graduating with a degree in Pharmacy in 2005 from Ghana, I worked for 7 years in Korle bu Teaching Hospital, the largest teaching hospital in my country. Even though I longed to further my education with an international second degree, the cost of studying in the UK was prohibitively high and out of reach …

A Ghanaian Engineer in Nottingham

Nana Awere Damoah, who studied MSc Chemical Engineering at Nottingham in 2005-06 with funding from Chevening Scholarships and our Developing Solutions Scholarship scheme, recalls his studies at Nottingham and how this has boosted his career. I joined Unilever Ghana Limited in 2000 as the Quality Audit Manager, after graduating in 1999 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and …

Meet our international and cultural societies: African cultures

Student life is about much more than just studying, and joining student societies is an excellent way to enhance your student experience. The University of Nottingham’s Students’ Union offers over 200 societies and over 70 sports clubs, with opportunities to start your own society or sports club too. You can meet members of of the …

Finding inspiration and support through International Family Link

International Family Link is a scheme run by The University of Nottingham which helps international students link up with people from the local community, who help them integrate into life in Nottingham. Doris Richardson, an MSc Midwifery student from Ghana, shares her story about meeting a wonderful person from Nottingham who has provided her with …