"One of the best things that happened to me in life was gaining admission into the University of Nottingham – first, for an MSc in Applied Epidemiology which was followed immediately by a PhD in Medicine and Health, thankfully through a studentship from the Division. As a trainee Public Health Physician then, this fitted perfectly into my career path and dreams.
I had the rare grace of having very wonderful supervisors who did not just see me as another PhD fellow, but as a colleague who needed to be mentored and given all needed platforms to excel in his chosen field and career. Their support was overwhelming in addition to that of the Divisional administrators and other academic staff responsible for postgraduate students.
Through them, I was able to submit my PhD thesis within two and half years; had 10 publications from my thesis before defence; and stood on many international scientific platforms in UK, across Europe and America to share my PhD work and findings with a larger audience. This added so much quality to my work. I was nominated for the Prize for the Best Research in Type 2 Diabetes in UK in 2017 and had the honour to feature on the front page of the leading US Medical Newspaper in 2017.
The Nottingham and Derby academic community enriched my experience as I served as a PG representative whilst studying for my MSc and PhD. As a PGR representative and member of the School of Medicine Postgraduate Research Student Network (PGRSN) this afforded me the opportunity to interact with many other students and interface with the University’s staff and management."