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  • UK Universities organise a career fair themed “Nigerian Talent, UK Educated”
  • For the second year in a row, UK universities are organising a career fair themed “Nigerian Talent, UK Educated” in a bid to link their graduates with top employers in the country.  Speaking at last year’s event in Lagos, Laure Beaufils, UK Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria said, “This will be a great opportunity to showcase the talent and skills of the Nigerian students trained in the UK. The UK is rightly proud of its education excellence and the universities represented today feature among the very best that we have. I have no doubt that this will be a great opportunity for employers as they actively seek to identify talent to deliver on their business priorities.”  Laure Beaufils, Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria, cutting the ribbon to officially open the careers fair 2018 in LagosDriven by the interest shown by alumni and employers alike in Lagos, the number of UK universities involved has grown meaning this year’s event is showcasing a broader pool of talent.  The universities involved are Birmingham, Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan, Central Lancashire, Essex, Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian, Kent Leeds, Loughborough, Newcastle, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Portsmouth, Robert Gordon, Salford, Southampton, Stirling and Sussex.  They feature alumni who have studied from bachelors through to PhD.   Speaking in advance of the Abuja edition, one of the organisers Arinze Odiari, International Officer, University of Essex, stated the event demonstrated the commitment of UK universities to their graduates.  Arinze said, “We promised to make this an annual event, we promised to extend it to graduates based outside of Lagos and that is what we are doing.  What can be more rewarding and mutually beneficial for graduates and employers alike than to be together under one roof. Employers are looking for graduates with world class education and with experience in global standards, and here we have Nigeria graduates who are looking to apply the education and skills acquired in the development of their great nation Nigeria”.In keeping with promise, this year’s meeting place will be held in Abuja:Date: Friday, May 3, 2019Time: 10.00 am – 2.00 pmVenue: Sheraton Hotel, AbujaRegistration link:  http://bit.ly/2GRY7Cj  L-R: Taiwo Ayanleye, Stutern; Emma Tarrant Tayou, University of Nottingham; Laure Beaufils, Deputy High Commissioner; Dr Ibilola Amoa, Lonadek; Arinze Odiari, University of EssexAlumni of the participating institutions should follow the registration link to reserve their free ticket for the event.   They should attend the event with copies of their CV and academic credentials. For any questions they may contact their respective representatives:University of Birmingham j.maurice@bham.ac.ukCardiff Metropolitan University  westafrica@cardiffmet.ac.ukCardiff University ominiud1@cardiff.ac.ukUniversity of Central Lancashire smonple@uclan.ac.ukUniversity of Essex arinze@essex.ac.ukUniversity of Glasgow ajoke.olakunle@glasgow.ac.ukGlasgow Caledonian University lorna.campbell@gcu.ac.ukUniversity of Kent c.greenwood@kent.ac.ukUniversity of Leeds o.a.oyeyemi@adm.leeds.ac.ukLoughborough University  a.c.butterfield@lboro.ac.ukUniversity of Newcastle david.lennon@newcastle.ac.ukUniversity of Nottingham emma.tayou@nottingham.ac.ukNottingham Trent University annabel.mitchell@ntu.ac.ukUniversity of Portsmouth jenny.hyde@port.ac.ukRobert Gordon University  a.adebusuyi@rgu.ac.ukUniversity of Salford y.a.kaffo@salford.ac.ukUniversity of Southampton southampton@ukeas.com.ngUniversity of Stirling Claire.grant@stir.ac.ukUniversity of Sussex I.A.Udofia@sussex.ac.uk For general enquiries regarding the event please call Abiodun 0818 025 1349 or email emma.tayou@nottingham.ac.uk .  Back row (standing, L-R): Glyn James, Cardiff University; David Lennon, Newcastle University; Melissa Gibson, University of Southampton; Jamie Hastings, Robert Gordon University; Francis Ojo, University of Birmingham; Deve Omiunu, Cardiff University; Yusuff Kaffo, University of Salford; Nick Rowland, University of Edinburgh; Pamela Armstrong, University of Glasgow; Arinze Odiari, University of Essex; Front row (sitting, L-R): Alicia Butterfield, Loughborough University; Abiodun Moses, University of Southampton; Ajoke Olakunle, University of Glasgow; Dapo Oyeyemi, University of Leeds; Emma Tarrant Tayou, University of NottinghamCross section of participants The post UK Universities organise a career fair themed Nigerian Talent, UK Educated appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.


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