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, …

When a dream becomes a reality… the International Scholarship Awards Ceremony

By Omowunmi Abimbola Osinubi 12 November, 2015 was a day that I had been looking forward to for a long time. It was the day the international scholarship awards ceremony for The University of Nottingham was held. I can guess you would say that I had been looking forward to it since I got the mail that …

A Journey to the City Built on Knowledge

Benedict Egbon is a Nigerian student studying MSc Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) at Nottingham, with funding from our Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship scheme. After three (3) years of ardent, unfruitful and relentless applications, my dream of studying overseas became a reality, thanks to the Developing Solutions Scholarship, through The University of Nottingham. However, my mysteries did not evaporate …

A scholarship winner shares her tips for making a successful application

I have to state this before I continue writing: I have no guarantee that following my ideas will 100% get you that scholarship, but I do hope they help you on your journey to scholarship success. On June 10, 2015 I received a mail that I had been waiting for since November 2014. I had …

My experience at Medic West Africa

Six months ago, I received an email requesting if I am willing and would be in the right part of the country to represent The University of Nottingham (UoN) at a conference in Lagos. Instantly, despite living almost 12 hours away from Lagos, I knew this was an opportunity I could not refuse. First, I …

My thoughts on the scholarship celebration event

At times, I imagine if there’s a way we can communicate as human species, beyond the realm of spoken and written words because sometimes, words fail to fully convey the entire depth of certain emotions or feelings. One such occasion was when I got the email which told me that I had been offered a …

How studying at Nottingham helped me set up my own business

Alumni of The University of Nottingham have excellent career prospects. Nottingham was recently voted the most sought-after university by Britain’s leading graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2014 – High Fliers Research). Nottingham students who would rather be their own boss can access the University’s EnterpriseLab (now known as the Ingenuity Lab) in order to learn about the practical …

A mature international student’s experience at Nottingham

This blog post by Felix Abrahams Obi, a recent Nottingham graduate, is adapted from an article in Africa Health, Volume 36, Number 3 (March 2014), entitled “Studying abroad: a mature student’s experience”. A rare opportunity came my way in April 2012 when a representative of The University of Nottingham visited Nigeria to hold counselling sections …