Lagos – The University of Nottingham and United
Kingdom Trade and Investment are celebrating the success of Nigerian students
at the institution of higher learning.
The event, which is scheduled for Thursday in Lagos, will
bring together former and future students, University academic staff and institutional
academic partners, as well as other stakeholders with an interest in higher
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
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In the 2015/16 academic year, over 30 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 1 000 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.
Meanwhile, the British Council Education United Kingdom
Exhibitions is ongoing in Lagos.
- CAJ News