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Dear International Student

Dear International Student, Welcome! You are reading this blog probably because you are in a dreamy state, imagining your time in England or Wales or Scotland and all the fun memories that you will soon have. Or you are having a nightmare with the English weather and just want to see if I have got... Continue Reading →

Do challenges make us better?

It has been so long since I last wrote a blog. This is partly because I had so much going on: ideas reeling in my head and endless questions and anxieties. I'm back stronger and ready for new challenges.  I want to tell a story. So, as you know by now, I graduated university young. This is something that I used to not mention, and nobody would have guessed. Then, I went to an event once and my friend... Continue Reading →

Africa of my Dreams

Africa of my Dreams Essay Entry Sub-theme: Smart Cities and Urban Development ‘It’s coming…its coming!’ a young boy shouts to his fellow villagers in a Globacom television advert in the early 2000s. I vividly recall the excitement which marked the rise of telecommunications in Nigeria and Ghana. Flip phones and Motorola ringtones were a sign... Continue Reading →

Managing Your Finances as a Student

Sometimes, I want that shiny shoe from Kurt Geiger that I am convinced would make my feet look pretty and elevate my outfit. The sad reality of an average student is that like me, you have to think ‘that shoe is equivalent to my travel cost for four weeks!!’ Then, you try to convince yourself... Continue Reading →

Look Around, Hello Glasgow!

4:00 AM on Tuesday morning, I got up from my bed at the sound of my loudly irritating alarm to pack my bag. I thought about snoozing my alarm for a second but the potential consequence- missing my flight to Glasgow hung over my head. So, I got up, took a shower, packed up and ran... Continue Reading →

I did not realise why networking played an important role in success stories until my final year at university. I thought that it was only in Nigeria that you needed ‘connections’ to actually get a job or promotion. So I buckled down with the mind-set that in the UK, all I needed was to get... Continue Reading →

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