Ogonnaya Iroakasi, a former PhD student from Nigeria
Students come from all over Nigeria to study at the University of Aberdeen and we have been welcoming a healthy cohort of Nigerian students here since the turn of the last century! Whether you are interested in Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study, the University of Aberdeen has a huge range of study options on offer.
Aberdeen is the fifth oldest University in the UK with an academic reputation spanning more than 500 years, and we are pleased to announce that Aberdeen is now listed in the top 150 Universities in the World. This fantastic achievement adds to our Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) triumphs in 2009. Aberdeen is amongst the UK’s top research universities, with 89% of research activity of international quality, and 55% world leading or internationally excellent. Our graduates also enjoy the highest starting salaries in Scotland — all good news for our students!
As part of our £230 million investment into infrastructure, our campus now has wireless internet access throughout all buildings across the University campus, including all bedrooms. Summer 2009 saw the completion of the Aberdeen Sports Village, and 2011 brought the completion of the New Library, which will serve as a major intellectual and cultural learning centre for students in the 21st century. Construction work is currently underway on an Olypmic-standard Aquatic Centre that is due to open in 2014.
The city of Aberdeen is home to several African food stores, and African hairdressing salons. It also boasts of an African restaurant and takeway, Metiyo, which offers diners 'meals in your mother tongue'. There are a number of churches with a large congregration of African members, and a mosque is siutated near to the campus. All of this means that while you can enjoy a truly international experience in Aberdeen, you are also never far away from home!