PhD in Chemistry
I chose Newcastle University because it is a first class university and a member of the Russell Group. It is located in a less congested city with high class facilities and staff, with a friendly and peaceful environment. It has a rich multicultural student population.
About your course
I like the very organised student-centred quality and efficient system. Especially the numerous well-structured training workshops, and the second to none supervision approach and understanding of the supervisors. I would very much recommend Newcastle to my friends and family.
Being a postgraduate
There is a world of difference between my present and previous experiences. For one, research facilities are available and in numbers too. Supervisors as well are easily accessible, patient and understanding; they are available to explain things that are difficult or hazy.
The study programme is well structured with strict abidance with the time frame, and every encouragement to complete your programme in good time.
I definitely feel part of the postgraduate community at Newcastle University as I have not been restricted or maligned in anyway. I have always had access to all facilities I should have in furtherance of my research endeavour.
The living condition is good. Once again, the facilities in place are near excellent, affordable, and secured.
Living in Newcastle
Newcastle is a high class scientific society; very uncongested too! I quite enjoy the high class science-driven nature of the city, together with its relatively peaceful ambience, and very convenient living cost which cuts across all economic stratification. Again, security is good and you feel at ease here.
I am funded by the Federal Government of Nigeria through TETFUND.
I intend to return to academia - lecturing and researching. I am being properly groomed with requisite skills, training, knowledge, and exposure to recent modern trends in my area of study to make me fit seamlessly in to any academic, research, and indeed business environment I may find myself in the future.
I will remember Newcastle for the experience of a lifetime and the world class quality of education and lifestyle I received.