International Student Ambassadors: Adejuyigbe from Nigeria

Why did you choose to study your specific course? As a child, I was passionate about sports especially football and I followed the English Premier League keenly. I nursed the dream of taking care of footballers like the pitch-side medics I saw in the television. I have since grown to become a physiotherapist that does …

International Student Ambassadors: Gbemisola from Nigeria

Why did you choose to study your specific course and what are your favourite aspects of the course so far? I choose MSc Public Health (Global Health) because I wanted to develop my skillsets and gain more knowledge on how to effectively carry out Health Interventions in my home country, with Nigeria being one of …

Top tips for Chevening applicants

By Deborah Braide, a Chevening Scholar from Nigeria, with contributions from other Chevening Scholars at Nottingham. This was adapted from a longer blog available here. Hi, I’m Debbie… I’m from Nigeria and I’m studying Msc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Nottingham.  I also run a social enterprise for women and youth in STEM, …

My University of Nottingham experience

By Nnamdi Orah from Nigeria, studying MSc Oncology at Nottingham with a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship. Nnamdi is also the Commonwealth Scholarships Regional Network Coordinator for the Midlands. My journey to a Masters in Oncology resulted from a desire to know more about cancer, beyond making the diagnosis. Following my post-graduate medical fellowship in Histopathology, the University of …

My phenomenal time at Nottingham

By Cecilia Aransiola, a Chevening Scholar (2016-17) from Nigeria who has recently completed her LLM in Human Rights Law at the University of Nottingham. Though a year has gone by, the memories of my phenomenal time at the University of Nottingham remain indelible in my heart. It has been a year! A year of excellent …

Spring Term thoughts from a Chevening Scholar

By Cecilia Oluwafisayo Aransiola, from Nigeria, studying LLM Human Rights Law with a Chevening Scholarship. It is the Spring Term, the springing forth of renewed energy to pursue our most cherished dreams.  Casting my mind back at the Autumn Term, it has been a phenomenal few months at the prestigious University of Nottingham. A dream come …

Merry Christmas – however you are celebrating!

With the autumn term over and Christmas just a few days away, our international students and staff are taking a well-earned break from their work and studies. Many are returning home to celebrate Christmas, New Year and other traditional December holidays with their families and friends, while others stay in Nottingham to celebrate in the UK or take …

Scholarship advice from Sunday, a Nigerian doctor

By Ugwoke Sunday Paul, a Nigerian doctor who has recently completed MMedSci Assisted Reproduction Technology at The University of Nottingham with a Chevening Scholarship. My name is Ugwoke Sunday Paul.  I am from Ibagwa-Ani in Enugu State, Nigeria.  I first graduated with a degree in Applied Biochemistry in 2007 from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and …

Nottingham calling

Leaving my hometown Benin City in Nigeria, for the United Kingdom, I always knew the weather was going to be an issue. This meant going from fire into an ice-making machine. This might sound like respite, but the story is best told by international students, most especially those from Africa and Asia. Complaining to my …

#MyCheveningJourney – new Chevening Scholars joining us at Nottingham

We’re welcoming new scholars from around the world who have been awarded the UK’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships to study at The University of Nottingham. We introduced three of our new Chevening Scholars in our recent #chosenforChevening blog post. Now two more of our wonderful new Chevening Scholars talk about their Chevening journey to study with us. Cecilia Oluwafisayo Aransiola, …