Course: MSc Telecommunication Technology
Where from/ Nationality: Nigeria
Previous University: University of Ilorin, Kwara State Nigeria
What was your backgroud before coming to Aston University? - I studied computer science for my Undergraduate Degree at the University of Ilorin.I also applied to do electrical engineering before computer science but did not manage to succeed. So I settled for computer science and fell in love with it. I enjoy the world of IT
What influenced you to come and study at Aston? - MSc Telecommunication Technology is not really a common course offered by many universities. Among the institutions that checked offering the course, Aston University has a comprehensive curriculum which is quite important, unlike other Universities.
Did you use the services of an agent? If so how did you find that particular agency? - Yes I used PFL- Preparation for Life as my agent. I found them very supportive. There services were excellent.They are sincere and honest. They are such a good Counsellor and I obtained a scholarship from Aston University through PFL
What do you like about studying at Aston and living in Birmingham? - I like the weather in Birmingham. Aston University makes studying easy because you have so many people positioned to help you. There is a diverse range of people from different culture and background which create a lovely atmosphere. Aston University has a pretty good information technology infrastructure which makes most things easy.
Aims for the future: what do you hope to do when you graduate and how will studying at Aston help you achieve these aims? - I’d love to do my PhD, however some things are step by step, it depends on finances and other things. It is my greatest desire to be competent in my area of expertise which comes by accumulating practical experiences in the area of my discipline.
What are the differences between studying at Aston in the UK compared with studying in your home country? - So far so good. Aston University has perfect environment for learning. Brainstorming with people with different knowledge’s and backgrounds make things challenging and interesting.
Looking back over the last year (or your first year), was there anything that you would do differently in preparation that would be useful advice to future Aston students? - I didn’t prepare my financial budget for the long run, so I had to terminate my contract at lakeside. We ought to do proper planning and evaluation before we make decisions, this is also important in education. Proper planning prevents poor performance.
What new interests or clubs/societies have you been involved with since you came to Aston? - International Ambassador Scheme. I am interested in joining clubs that will add to my values.
If you had to sum up Aston in one word what would that word be? - Aston University is a place to be.