Surrey meets Nigeria

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

The Musings of a Fresher: Location and Commuting in Guildford

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since my last blog. How have you been? The lockdown rules in the UK have been eased and I have returned to the laboratory. It feels so good to finally get back to my experiments in the lab. Moving on with our series, the Musings of a Fresher, let’s […]


The Musings of a Fresher: Nigerian food and grocery shopping in Guildford

Hello! Welcome back to my diary. Still on the musings of a fresher series, let’s talk about food. In addition to living in good accommodation, food is also an interesting part of the student experience. Particularly as an international student, a major concern could be how to source for your local cuisine and groceries in […]


The Musings of a Fresher: Student Accommodation in Surrey

Hiya! Welcome back to my diary. How are you doing? I am doing well, thank you for asking. 😊 In my last blog, we started a discussion about the musings of a fresher when preparing for a new environment. Let’s begin with accommodation – how do I find my accommodation? What options do I have?  […]


The Musings of a Fresher: Coming to Surrey

Hi there! Welcome back to my diary. I hope you are well. It is that time of the year again when one academic year gradually rounds off giving way for another to begin. Current students look forward to taking a break to replenish and prepare for the new academic year while new students are preparing […]


The Nigeria/Ghana Meetup

Hello there, Welcome back to my diary. I hope you are well and staying safe out there. It has been about two months since the lockdown with virtual meetings and events becoming the new normal. The university organised a webinar for applicants and prospective students from Nigeria and Ghana on the 12th of May, 2020. […]


#PhD at Home

Hello there, Welcome back to my diary. I hope you are well and staying safe. Although I do not have access to the laboratory to continue my experiments, my PhD continues! At the beginning of the lockdown, I had to identify activities I could carry out at home without needing access to the laboratories, the […]


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