Student Profiles - Nigeria
“The people in Huddersfield are very nice and the campus is really great especially the library facilities. The tutors are also very helpful and always have time to listen to me.”....
“After completing my studies in Nigeria, I searched on the internet for the Logistics course that suited me best and found the University of Huddersfield. This course is something I am passionate about and I was very impressed that Huddersfield runs it.
“After completing my degree in Maritime, I completed my Masters degree in Logistics at Huddersfield and expanded my knowledge and further strengthened my professional career prospects.
“The people in Huddersfield are very nice and the campus is really great especially the library facilities. The tutors are also very helpful and always have time to listen to me.”
“I have made productive use of my time here by becoming a Student Harassment Advisor. If you want the joy that comes after a challenge, the opportunities are here. I am privileged to care and serve as a Student Harassment Advisor at the University. It is very rewarding.”
Imo State, Nigeria
“Huddersfield is a great place to study, the town is welcoming, the campus is friendly and the facilities available for my course are in my experience excellent."....
Frances Onajite Money
“I got some advice from TMJ Educational Services in Nigeria when deciding what my next academic move should be; they encouraged me to study overseas and directed me to the University of Huddersfield.
“Huddersfield is a great place to study, the town is welcoming, the campus is friendly and the facilities available for my course are in my experience excellent.
“My background is in industrial physics. At first I found it difficult to relate my academic knowledge to the course as I had no practical experience in this area. However, I quickly picked this up by questioning the work, reading and working with my peers. The course is based largely around practical exercises and this is giving me the insight that I need to further my ambitions.
“I am hoping to gain employment to further my knowledge in the ‘real world’, then eventually study towards a PhD.”
Frances Onajite Money
Delta State, Nigeria
“Within my one year placement I gained valuable skills and responsibilities including software support, database manipulation and programming skills." ....
BSc(Hons) Computer Science
"I heard about the University of Huddersfield from my elder brother who was at that time undertaking his Masters programme at the University. I decided to study in the UK is because from a global prospective, the UK has the highest standard of education and I wanted to learn from the best in order to increase my knowledge base.
"When I saw Huddersfield for itself my mind was made up because of its serene environment. It is an old Victorian town which is very peaceful and quiet. It is a good environment to study and concentrate on your studies. I also chose the University because the people are so warm and welcoming.
"My reason for studying Computing Science is because I have always been fascinated by computers and their functionalities. It used to be a wonder to me how you could get a computer to carry out certain task but my studying in the University has enlightened me and given me a deeper appreciation of the everyday task carried out on a computer.
"When coming to the UK to study, I did not understand the value of work placement which my course offers. All I wanted to do was finish my course in the minimum time possible. I then had a change of heart when we were debriefed by the department's Placement Office. It was not easy securing a placement with competitors from other Universities but the Placement Unit were very helpful enabling me to secure a job working in one of Lawrence Tomlinson’s companies (One of the 200 richest men in UK).
“Within my one year placement at LNT group I gained valuable skills and responsibilities including software support, database manipulation and programming skills. Some of these areas were covered within my course but experiencing this work placement allowed me to develop further skills in a real-life working environment.
“It was a great experience that I would never forget in a hurry and I have made great contacts for life as well as improved my CV which would help me get a better job placement than if I had not gone on the work experience programme.
"Everything about Huddersfield is simply 'perfect'. From the tranquil environment, to the busy open market stalls; from the high street shops in the Kingsgate Shopping centre to the personal independent small shops; from the bustling library in the Central Services Building where students from many different cultural background come together for one purpose, “Study”; to the smaller classrooms where lectures are held; from the lecturers who take their time to assist students to the students who endeavour to be at all lectures not because they were forced to be there but because they enjoy being there. Everything seems to be knitted in an organised manner to suit the life of a student.
"My ambition is to become a Database Administrator of a multinational organisation where I would be given the opportunity to showcase my wealth of technical and social skills. I hope to gain professional certification in Database Administration from leading software development companies such as Oracle."
Oluwatodimu Samuel Dahunsi
“I came to Huddersfield as I had a desire to study a course that looks into all aspects of food ranging from processing, nutrition and food science. The University of Huddersfield’s course content helped my decision making process and was one of the few institutions that met my needs.
“Huddersfield is a great place with good people having virtually everything you need at a reasonable price. The campus is modern and attractive with great facilities to help you enjoy your stay.
“The tutors are very friendly and approachable having your interests at heart. In my years here in Huddersfield I have found the people very welcoming and believe here at Huddersfield, dreams come true.
“During my time here I have worked closely with the University and our students to develop the Nigerian Student Society (NSS) which has been a huge success. I feel it is important for this society to exist and help Nigerians coming to Huddersfield adapt easily. I understand where Nigerians are from and the potential culture shock you may face when travelling to another country lik ethe UK. Even things we take for granted such as food can be a culture shock, for example when I first came to the UK and asked for rice - what I was given was not how we know it back in Nigeria. So it takes time to adapt and understand this is a new way of living.
"The NSS seeks to build the spirit of oneness and to integrate all Nigerian students. We also welcome everyone from around the world who is interested in getting to know more about our beautiful culture, languages and meals."
Oluwatodimu Samuel Dahunsi