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Top 15 UK university to host open day events in Nigeria

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Coventry University is set to host a series of its popular open days for prospective students across Nigeria in March. 

The institution is holding the events following another standout year of awards and recognition, which further cemented its position as a leading modern university and confirmed the excellence of teaching, experience and employment prospects offered to its students.

For individuals looking to begin their academic journey with this sector-leading institution in 2020/21, the open days are an exciting opportunity to speak to representatives from the university about applying for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, study options, accommodation and visa applications.

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Students can also ask any questions they might have about life in the UK, ensuring a positive experience when taking those first steps into British university life.

Start dates are available in May, September and January at campuses in Coventry – which holds the title of UK City of Culture 2021 and will host events as part of the Commonwealth Games 2022 – and London, as well as 100% online courses so you can study a UK degree in your own country. Coventry’s location in the centre of England means that it is just a one-hour train journey from London, where the university’s second campus gives students the chance to live and study in the heart of the city’s financial district with a selection of Business, Finance and Marketing courses.

At Coventry University subjects range from business, finance, and law, to nursing and medical sciences, engineering, computing and oil and gas, all of which are taught in modern facilities with access to industry-grade software and equipment, with many postgraduate options also offering extended work placement opportunities.

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Booking is currently open for the three events, which will take place in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt from 7-9 March. See full details below.

A flourishing global reputation for Coventry University
In 2019, Coventry University received a five-star rating in the prestigious QS Stars awards system, the highest overall rating, thanks to its high performance in areas including teaching, facilities and internationalisation. 

Coventry was particularly commended for employability, earning a perfect 150 points in the category, further reflected by an impressive graduate employment rate of 97 per cent.

Coventry city itself was also ranked by QS as the fifth-best

in the UK for student experience, with feedback from students highlighting the safety, affordability and friendly, multicultural atmosphere.

For the fifth year running, the university ranked in the top 15 in the Guardian University Guide, a feat achieved by no other modern university in the UK.

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The standard of teaching has also been frequently commended, with Coventry holding a Gold rating from the Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017. 

The Coventry University student experience

Olaoluwakitan Adegbola, an occupational therapy student at Coventry University, has found that the innovative learning environment and teaching expertise have given her valuable experience of the real world in preparation for graduate employment.  

She said: “The support and teaching are irreplaceable. The response time is usually flawless and resources to support study are great. Teachers are normally more than happy to help at any given opportunity.

“It was also a bonus that my course was more practical, as opposed to exam based. The hands-on approach to learning makes our experiences feel more life-like, this is heavily reflected when on placement.”

Nasirudeen Tijani Raji, a mechanical buildings services engineer in Nigeria, chose to study a postgraduate degree at Coventry University to improve his skills and employment prospects in a global market. 

He said: “My engagement in the construction industry in Nigeria and other countries required professional development in new technologies. 

“Business Information Modelling (BIM) was of interest to me, and I discovered Coventry University has all it takes to get certified and break into new grounds of digital construction.”

The university also provided opportunities for Nasirudeen to develop as a leader. 

He said: “I have been a senior course representative and sat at academic board meetings chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, a post graduate student ambassador, Students’ Union 2019 presidential candidate and a member of the Global Leaders Programme.”

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Olaoluwakitan’s advice to students looking to apply to university is to research the course and the way of life in the Coventry. 

“Make sure to read about the module structure before considering any university, and always check out the open days – this really helped me decide if I wanted to do the course, and which university I wanted to study at.

“One thing that worried me about coming to university was finding people I’d be able to relate to spiritually, physically and culturally, but Coventry is such a diverse place, so this was no longer a problem.

“There are so many things to do and get involved in. I’ve taken part in a few open mics and art exhibitions. The city always has cool events taking place.”

Find out more about studying with Coventry University and Coventry University London at one of the upcoming open days:

  • Lagos, Nigeria – Saturday 7 March 
  • Abuja, Nigeria – Sunday 8 March 
  • Port Harcourt, Nigeria – Monday 9 March 

To book, go to https://www.coventry.ac.uk/nigeria

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