I chose GCU as it offered the programme I was keen to study and I knew I would get the support here that I needed to achieve my academic goals. I’m studying Biomedical Science as I want to help other people and contribute to the health and wellbeing of society.
I won a scholarship to study from my state government at home in Nigeria. The scholarship was awarded based on my academic performance in my final school exams as well as additional aptitude tests and an interview conducted by the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency. After high school, though, I first opted to work for a while to gain experience.
I love GCU. It’s a great place to be a student as it is welcoming and has accessible, modern facilities. It offers so many opportunities to develop not just as student but also as a future leader. I love getting involved and have grabbed so many opportunities – my CV looks great now! I have had the privilege of working as a student representative, International Student Ambassador and Student Mentor. I particularly enjoy working as a mentor with GCU’s widening participation programme The Caledonian Club, working with young people from the age of three right through school.
I applied to be a club mentor because of the opportunities it offers to work with a diverse group of people, learning and contributing to the overall goals of the Club. I love going out and meeting new people, working with young people and engaging with the community. I have also enjoyed visiting different schools and working with fellow mentors.
I enjoy so much about life here and Glasgow is a brilliant city to live in. It’s friendly and welcoming - just like GCU.