Nigerian’s Excel at British University.

In the last two years over four Nigerian students have been awarded PhD scholarship’s at the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom. Mr Ogheneochoko Obie who completed a master degree with distinction in Engineering Control Systems and Instrumentation at the University is one of the students who won a full scholarship for a PhD program in the same field.

Prof. Bob Cryan and Oghneochukoe

The scholarship award was presented last November at the graduation ceremony of the University by the vice chancellor of the University Prof. Bob Cryan.

Ogheneochoko who was elated at this honour, credited his success and that of other Nigerian students to the wonderful support received from tutors and the excellent learning and living facilities the University of Huddersfield offers.

In 2012 Huddersfield University was rated one of the best in the world for student experience by the International Student Barometer (ISB) survey conducted by International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate), an independent body tracking and benchmarking student and stakeholder opinion across the globe.

Renowned for its excellence, the University of Huddersfield is in the top 10 in England for teaching excellence. Its strides in the areas of, enterprise, research and innovation has seen the University winning strings of awards. University of Huddersfield has been awarded the prestigious award of Entrepreneurial University of the Year by the Times Higher Education Awards 2012, and also won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, only recently the University earned the coveted Times Higher Education Awards as University of the Year.

Nigerians on its campus comes together under the Nigerian student’s society and member’s cuts across Nigerians from different ethnic backgrounds and religious groups.  Its flagship annul event is the Nigerian Independence Day, celebrated by Nigerian students as a major campus event over the last 3 three years,with attendance from different nationals and with great displays of several Nigerian foods, fashion and music and has been reported in the local print media (the examiner).  

The University alumni’s organises reunion events in-country and has hosted two events in 2013 in Lagos and another in Port Harcourt .


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