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Here’s An Opportunity for Nigerians who Graduated from UK Universities to Meet Leading Employers | May 3rd



For the second year in a row, UK universities are organizing 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 educational 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 Lagos

Driven 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 Ph.D.

Speaking in advance of the Abuja edition, one of the organizers 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 and here we are making good our promise. What can be more rewarding and mutually beneficial other than graduates and employers coming together under one roof? Employers are looking for graduates with world-class education and experience in global standards, and here we have Nigerian 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 event will be held in Abuja

Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2019
Time: 9.00 am – 2.00 pm
Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Abuja

Click here to register.

L-R: Taiwo Ayanleye, Stutern; Emma Tarrant Tayou, University of Nottingham; Laure Beaufils, Deputy High Commissioner; Dr. Ibilola Amoa, Lonadek; Arinze Odiari, University of Essex

Alumni 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:

For general enquiries regarding the event please call Abiodun 0818 025 1349 or email [email protected] .

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 Nottingham

Cross section of participants

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