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University of Nottingham, UKTI celebrate in Nigeria




The University of Nottingham recently co-hosted the reception with United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) in Lagos to celebrate the engagement and relationships of the University of Nottingham in Nigeria. The event brought together former and future students, university academic staff and institutional academic partners, as well as other stakeholders with an interest in higher education.

While speaking at the event, Regional Manager, West Africa, University of Nottingham, Emma Tayou, said the institution is ranked among the top one per cent of universities globally and described by The Sunday Times University Guide as “one of the first to embrace a truly international approach to higher education”.

University of Nottingham has a diverse community that creates an inspiring place to study and work, with over 43,000 students from more than 150 countries, with campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia, Tayou said.

According to the regional manager, Nigerian students form the largest group of African students on campus with over 200 of them currently studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The University of Nottingham Nigerian Students Society was recently awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Nigeria High Commission in recognition of its commitment to the welfare and development of Nigerian students.

According to Tayou: “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-Chancellor Awards for Research Excellence (international).

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