Our alumni play an invaluable role by offering practical advice and support to prospective and current students. Please contact them directly to ask any questions you may have on studying at the University, living in Birmingham / UK, career pathways, living and working internationally post graduation etc.
Olasimbo Omolara Fayombo
Contact me: Africa Facebook group or firstname.lastname@example.org
Country (Residence): Nigeria
Nationality (Country of birth): Nigerian
Degree: Poverty Reduction & Development Management (International) 2010
A Principal Officer in the service of the Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Abuja. I am one of the facilitators of the food security programme of the territory; engaged in farmer’s empowerment through the facilitation of the multi-commodity marketing companies; responsible for the supervision of the control of vector pests and oversees the fogging exercise against the spread of the deadly vector –mosquito.
What is your favourite memory of the University of Birmingham?
My favourite memory of UoB is the University Library and IT services, because for me, it offered access to the world.
What did you like most about living and studying within the city of Birmingham?
I loved the multicultural nature of the city, the functional and bustling city centre (I still miss it), its access to other major cities and the opportunity the city affords you to meet with and network with different people all over the world. I cannot also forget that most of the residents are willing to assist when and where necessary.
What one piece of advice you would offer to someone looking to study at the University of Birmingham?
It will be an experience that will create a lifelong impact; the University of Birmingham is rich in students and staff from diverse backgrounds that bring along experiences and knowledge from around the world. Despite this diversity, there is a feeling of togetherness and homecoming.