University of Surrey: Nigeria

This blog covers the highs and lows of living life as a Nigerian student at the University of Surrey!

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Hey Friends,


I hope your week has been going well and not too busy so far?


So today’s blog is about the students’ union. So I recently realized that a lot of people do not even know who they are, where their office is and what they do. It is important for potential and current student to understand what they do.


Location: The students’ union office is located in the same building as the Rubix nightclub, and is easily accessible.


Who they are: The University students’ union is a non-for-profit charity, which represents students on a local and national level. The union is led by 5 full time sabbatical officers, as well as 21 part time student officers. Every student is by default a member of the union.

What and Where I’ve Been Up To!

*Blows dust off blog*

Oh my, it’s been a while, guys! Happy New Year and Happy February everyone! Yes, I said that, better late than never, right? Hope you’re all doing very well and haven’t broken all your resolutions yet. *side eye*

Last time I was here was December; we were all getting ready for the Christmas holiday and in some way exams as well, to be honest. Anyway, all that’s over now, what have you been up to? Me, I went to Birmingham to chill off after exams, it was a short trip but I just needed to get out of Guildford for a while. I met up with a friend of mine and got a bit touristy there since I hadn’t been in years. Here are a few pictures from the trip:

Tolu’s Final year



I hope everyone is doing well, and having a good week?


I know I know it’s been a while…. But no one prepared me well for this final year journey. It’s truly been a journey so far, but I’m learning to enjoy the process. They way my workload increased ehhh I can’t even explain, so that’s why I have been mute.


So what have learned so far in my final year? I am now in my final semester as an undergraduate, and I really cannot believe in about 4-5 months time I will be a graduate *screaming* I really cannot explain how I feel at the moment, but as I said earlier I am trying to make the most out of the process.

How to get a part-time job.


After all the excitement of the new year died out, I noticed that my bank account balance had died along with all the new year resolutions I made :.(  Who knew joining the FitFam would cost so much! Although the Surrey Sports Park is offering a 6 month membership with over 30% savings Click Here and Unidays has a few sales on Click Here.

Surrey Sports Park Gym

Surrey Sports Park Gym

I knew I had to get a  job if I wanted to be comfortable this semester and with the economic crisis in Nigeria not looking like it’s going to end anytime soon, I’m really feeling the pinch in my pockets. UNITEMPS  and e4s to the rescue!!! Don’t get me wrong Guildford is blessed with an abundance of part-time jobs in its town centre but, with a 20hr work limit and rigorous university timetable it may be  hard to find a job that really fits around your schedule. This is what makes UNITEMPS so amazing, it’s a recruitment agency for students which provides temporary jobs on campus and in the local community. So I applied for a job last week and the Careers service at the University helped fine tune my CV and I just found out that my job application has been successful.  Looks like I might be balling this weekend.

33°C to 3°C


Kumasi, Ghana


Guildford, UK

Hello, everyone!

Back to the miserable English weather 🙁 If you’re feeling a little homesick you aren’t alone, with deadlines looming ahead now is not the time to be feeling low but not to worry I’m here to cheer you up.

After spending three beautiful weeks in the motherland with my friends and family returning to University felt daunting so the 1st thing I did was update Spotify playlist with the latest jams…. Ohema by Mr. Eazi, Mad over you by Runtown, Pree me by Burna Boy- I have them on REPEAT. Next, cook a massive pot of yam porridge or your comfort food of choice because what better way to liven your spirits than with some homemade goodies *don’t forget the Thursday food Market, there’s some amazing J-rice at the SU!*

The Jollof Wars

Hey guys, how have you been? Seasons Greetings! I’m so happy it’s the holidays. Initially, I was going to stay in the going UK for Christmas but, after all, the stress from deadlines, I figured I should treat myself to a mini tour around West Africa! And I’m going to take you guys with me 😀 1st stop Ghana. Now, this is my take on the infamous Nigerian/Ghanaian Jollof wars…….. Ehhh Chalee see Jollof is Jollof! It tastes just as great in Ghana as it does in Nigeria, Gabon or Senegal! Lowkey, I like the way Ghanaians make it.

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