Of the many challenges young people face, choosing the right university sits firmly on top of the list. Deciding which to attend from the plethora of good foreign universities that exist is as life-altering as it is time-consuming.
From location to course of study to scholarship availability and a seemingly trivial factor such as nightlife, making a choice is nothing less than taxing.
If you’re that young person who’s stuck in between options, you should sit back for a minute and consider taking a trip to Brighton, one of the most vibrant cities in the United Kingdom.
Domiciled in this dynamic city is the University of Sussex, a highly ranked public research university that has produced notable alumni such as former South African president, Thabo Mbeki; British-Nigerian MP. Kemi Badenoch; and Grammy-nominated singer, Burna Boy.
Yes, Burna Boy!
Now that you’ve given it a thought, here are five other reasons why you should choose the University of Sussex:
1. Ranked among the top 10 Universities in the UK
Attending a high-ranking university makes you a top choice for potential employers and in this increasingly competitive job market, you would score extra points for stating that your alma mater is one of the UK’s top 10 Universities for Business and Economics and the number 1 university in the world for Development Studies and International Development Policy, 2020.
2. Nigeria-Sussex relationship
The University of Sussex is a favourite among Nigerian students across levels – undergraduate and postgraduate. The university offers up to £8,000 tuition fee reduction for Nigerian postgraduate students who have been accepted into any of its Masters programmes.
It prides itself as the home to the Sussex-African Centre, Sussex Nigerian Society, and the Institute for Development Studies. In addition, there is a growing and vibrant community of Nigerian students who are waiting to accept you upon arrival. So think of it like home away from home.
3. Impressive Alumni List
Remember that list of notable alumni that got you thinking about choosing Sussex? Well, there’s more:
•Festus Mogae – President of Botswana
•Bolaji Abdullahi – Former Nigerian Sports Minister
•Mansur Muhtar – Former Nigerian Finance Minister and Executive Director of the World Bank
•Liman Mansur – Director-General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria
- Gbemisola Saraki – Minister of State for Transportation and former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
4. Located at the Heart of England
On days when you want to take a quick break from the rigours of studying, Brighton offers a potpourri of entertainment options to pick from. From the Brighton Pier to the beach and the biggest fashion brands in the city centre, you can rest assured of a balanced student life.
The city itself is home to thousands of daily tourists so who knows, you might bump into an old friend from high school or the love of your life somewhere on The Lanes.
5. The Masters Online Open Event
Are you interested in knowing more about the University of Sussex? Well, the University will be holding a virtual open day event for prospective students.
This open event will help you explore their Masters’ subjects and courses, speak to academics and chat live with current students on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM GMT.
To book for your spot in the Masters Online Open Event, simply go to https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/visit-us/postgraduate/virtual-events/online-open-event