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Nottingham varsity celebrates links with Nigeria

02 March 2016, 21:35

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 education.

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 local students.

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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


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