Toyosi's student experience

Toyosi from Nigeria talks about his life at Edinburgh Napier University.

Toyosi Oye, PhD Engineering and Built Environment, Nigeria

“The high academic standard and employability rate what made me apply to Edinburgh Napier”

Having graduated with an industrial chemistry degree in my home country, Nigeria, I had a career thirst during my bachelors degree to understand and improve my immediate environment. This prompted me to apply for a masters in Environmental Sustainability at Edinburgh Napier University which in turn has led to pursuing my PhD degree at the University.

“I want to spend the next few years of my life doing something I really enjoy”

The high academic standard and employability rate were the major factors that made me apply to Edinburgh Napier. I want to spend the next three to four years of my life doing something I really enjoy, not something I am going to hate just to get a good job.  My course has an excellent mix of academic theory and practical work and our lecturers’ accessibility is great. They are very approachable and welcoming which makes learning easier.

What drew me to Edinburgh Napier University was their highly efficient customer service approach which created a good image for the school and their reputable and good lecturers.  The University has some of the most modern teaching material and learning facilities which makes the academic life much easier and they are always driving to improve.

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“I’m also a member of the African/Caribbean Society, it’s a great way to meet new people”

There are great support facilities at the University and they provide first class and effective information. They have been very helpful to me especially the immigration support and the CV doctor.  I’m also a member of the African/Caribbean Student Society as part of the Edinburgh Napier Student’s Association, it’s a great way to meet new people. 

My first impression of Edinburgh was how quiet the city is.  It made me remember home and of course the facet of the historical building in Edinburgh. The city is surrounded by mountains, and is built around a series of extinct volcanoes, visible from nearly every point in the city. Among the medieval architecture, nature has left an even more ancient sight for citizens of Edinburgh to enjoy.

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