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Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by MrNigeria.(m): 6:45pm On Sep 30, 2012
@ Ayoade, please how easy is it to stay back after masters in the UK? or how did you go about it in your own case?
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by ayoade.ade: 7:45pm On Sep 30, 2012
MrNigeria.:
@ Ayoade, please how easy is it to stay back after masters in the UK? or how did you go about it in your own case?

Hi,

It is difficult to stay back after your studies in this present time. The 2yr post study work visa is cancelled now so the only option is to get a job ( within the extra 4months usually on student visas ) with a company that is willing to sponsor you and then you can switch to tier2 work visa. A few int'l students still manage to land decent jobs and get sponsored but it is very difficult and depend on so many factors such as the uni you attend, your dicipline, your results, yourself, luck etc. In my own case, I did a B.sc not M.sc (Had HND in Nigeria so joined the B.sc program halfway) at an average university but one of the only two universities in the UK offering my course at bachelors level, so we have companies coming to recruit year in year out. I also made a good result and was lucky as well. I got my current job through my university but also got offers from outside.

Any other info, Please post.

Cheers

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Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by FortuneTeller(f): 3:53pm On Oct 02, 2012
Donxavier:
Also there are many Nigerians here in Aberdeen but from what I have seen so far only few get very good jobs. I guess that's the reality anyway cos of the recession and all that. But the work wey guys they do grin grin grin after MSC d thing tire me grin grin grin....Work they would never do if they were in Naija and all that...Why not just go back home..na talk for another thread be that

Before the floodgates open and I'm accused of not respecting the dignity in any Labour I don't have issues with doing any kind of legitimate menial part time work during full study. But if after spending almost 4M and completing your degree, and those kinds of jobs are what one is still staying behind to do in the UK then it doesn't look right to me. My opinion anyways smiley

They do it because of the high unemployment rate at home, the comforts that are built into daily life in the UK, and to enjoy the perceived success others believe they have achieved.

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Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by fados4sure(m): 9:56pm On Oct 16, 2012
ayoade.ade:


Hi,

It is difficult to stay back after your studies in this present time. The 2yr post study work visa is cancelled now so the only option is to get a job ( within the extra 4months usually on student visas ) with a company that is willing to sponsor you and then you can switch to tier2 work visa. A few int'l students still manage to land decent jobs and get sponsored but it is very difficult and depend on so many factors such as the uni you attend, your dicipline, your results, yourself, luck etc. In my own case, I did a B.sc not M.sc (Had HND in Nigeria so joined the B.sc program halfway) at an average university but one of the only two universities in the UK offering my course at bachelors level, so we have companies coming to recruit year in year out. I also made a good result and was lucky as well. I got my current job through my university but also got offers from outside.

Any other info, Please post.

Cheers

How about if one take option two?
Option one; tier 2
Option two; highly skilled?
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by Donxavier(): 12:01am On Oct 17, 2012
fados4sure:
How about if one take option two?
Option one; tier 2
Option two; highly skilled?

What do u mean by Option 2? I don't understand your statement.
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by fados4sure(m): 1:21pm On Oct 21, 2012
Donxavier:

What do u mean by Option 2? I don't understand your statement.
In UK, we have two major type of working visa. Namely;
work permit and highly skilled.
Work permit is when you get a job and the establishment is willing to sponsor you why highly skilled is when you apply as highly skilled after graduaton? The disadvantages of highly skilled is that you will maintain some amount of money in your bank account for some time or so. That is what i meant..
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by Donxavier(): 2:04pm On Oct 21, 2012
fados4sure:
In UK, we have two major type of working visa. Namely;
work permit and highly skilled.
Work permit is when you get a job and the establishment is willing to sponsor you why highly skilled is when you apply as highly skilled after graduaton? The disadvantages of highly skilled is that you will maintain some amount of money in your bank account for some time or so. That is what i meant..

ok.
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by megainvest: 4:05am On Oct 30, 2012
Hi all, Please for those of you in Aberdeen can you give me some guidance on how to get a nice, warm and inexpensive accommodation for 6 months? Also, how much is a good budget for this? Thanks smiley
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by darellrivers: 5:45pm On Nov 02, 2012
Hi guys, i came across this article.. "How to be a Nigerian student in the UK"

http://sataire.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/how-to-be-a-nigerian-student-in-the-uk/

interesting read!

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Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by Nobody: 5:16pm On Nov 14, 2012
What sort of student spends £100 on food a week?? Thats insane. Lets be objective here a student works the 20 hours a week as the border agency stipulates will probably earn about that a week. So tell me is the student going to spend all that on food alone? What about rent??

The only thing that even brings my cost of living minus rent and housng associated costs close to that a month is because I smoke and cigarrettes are insanely expensive in the this country!!

And may I add that I have a good job as an IT consultant and earn £2500 a month after Tax.
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by 9jastarz: 2:50pm On Nov 20, 2012
Anyone in south east london....holaaaaa.....boredom won kill me die for here oooo

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Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by penfold(m): 7:34pm On Nov 20, 2012
9jastarz: Anyone in south east london....holaaaaa.....boredom won kill me die for here oooo

Haba...enter Barber shop or Pepper Soup joint or Club in Woolwich or Abbeywood or even Peckham na....u go socialize tire!!

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Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by emmanuelson20: 8:16pm On Nov 21, 2012
Good Evening House, Can i still apply for a UK Student Visa for Spring 2013? Tanx~
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by 9jastarz: 10:56pm On Nov 21, 2012
Forget UK jo...lol..go somewhere else...nothing here...
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by 9jastarz: 10:57pm On Nov 21, 2012
penfold:

Haba...enter Barber shop or Pepper Soup joint or Club in Woolwich or Abbeywood or even Peckham na....u go socialize tire!!

I no dey go all those area....give me one nice pepper soup join or club in Woolwich or peckham...i no dey to mix jo if you catch my drift
 
 
 
 
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by peteafrik88(m): 6:34pm On Dec 02, 2012
Portsmouth? University if Portsmouth? Anyone or infos and advices?
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by Sky-walker(m): 11:25am On Dec 04, 2012
peteafrik88: Portsmouth? University if Portsmouth? Anyone or infos and advices?

What advice do you need in regards to university of portsmouth?

Its a good school and the life there is easy and not a rush rush like London.
Do you need advice on how to apply to the school or how to survive there?
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by peteafrik88(m): 6:40am On Dec 05, 2012
@Skywalker; Pls I need advice on how to survive in the town. How to secure inexpensive and nice accomodation, part time jobs, etc? Thanx
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by Sky-walker(m): 10:21am On Dec 05, 2012
peteafrik88: @Skywalker; Pls I need advice on how to survive in the town. How to secure inexpensive and nice accomodation, part time jobs, etc? Thanx

Portsmouth is cool. its getting expensive though due it being like a tourist attraction and close to the sea but not as expensive as London. Surviving in Portsmouth is easy. There are part time jobs.Most popular part time job that are available are Care work and support worker. House rent are fairly okay as you can get one between thee range of £200 - £350 per month (1 room in a house) in the Fratton area. Food is available and fairly cheap and enough African stores in Portsmouth. Naijas plenty around also. The town is cool as its not rowdy.
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by peteafrik88(m): 10:33am On Dec 05, 2012
@Skywalker; Thank you so much for the info, I remain grateful. I am good with a handiwork, which is barbing and hoping to secure a part time job around that. Hiw possible and rewarding is that? Hope it will not be against the visa laws, as adviced by a poster in a previous post?
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by Sky-walker(m): 11:17am On Dec 05, 2012
peteafrik88: @Skywalker; Thank you so much for the info, I remain grateful. I am good with a handiwork, which is barbing and hoping to secure a part time job around that. Hiw possible and rewarding is that? Hope it will not be against the visa laws, as adviced by a poster in a previous post?

I think it is against the rules establishing a business while you are in school.Remember if you are on a student visa, you are going to be restricted with the amount of hours you work. Its risky but you can do your barbing in your house but strictly for your guys and people who wont snitch you out. That's still a risk which if you are caught,you know what happens next
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by peteafrik88(m): 11:57am On Dec 05, 2012
@Skywalker; Thanx all thesame. For the barbing, I intend to work for people not start my own business there, it will be my part time job. I will also try to work in between the restricted hours according to the visa rules. I prefer a more flexible part time work, than other regular jobs.
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by Sky-walker(m): 12:00pm On Dec 05, 2012
peteafrik88: @Skywalker; Thanx all thesame. For the barbing, I intend to work for people not start my own business there, it will be my part time job. I will also try to work in between the restricted hours according to the visa rules.

Not sure if there are jobs for barbers. They are quite a few around but not sure if they are actually looking for someone as most of the barbers are actually the owners. I cant say as they might be looking for someone part time also. You can try when you come around. Most of them are around the Fratton area which where most Naijas are.
 
 
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by peteafrik88(m): 1:36pm On Dec 12, 2012
Good afternoon folks, are there no new things on this our page. So that we intending students can learn before hand.
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by honey86: 10:46am On Dec 13, 2012
peteafrik88: Good afternoon folks, are there no new things on this our page. So that we intending students can learn before hand.
what course do you intend studying,and in which university?.
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by peteafrik88(m): 11:34am On Dec 13, 2012
honey86:
what course do you intend studying,and in which university?.

Well, I have been following this forum for sometime now. Hopefully, I intend coming to the University of Portsmouth to study a business inclined undergraduate course. By the grace of God, I should be there by january.
I was hoping our folks out there will keep updating us on a lot of survuval tips, so that we would not miss them out as we are preparing.
What part of UK are you in?

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