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Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by justwise(m): 11:37am On Dec 13, 2012
peteafrik88:

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?

Ask specific question and somebody will answer you, a lot of things written here already applies to almost everybody coming to the UK to study, if you haven't found any useful then ask
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by peteafrik88(m): 11:55am On Dec 13, 2012
justwise:

Ask specific question and somebody will answer you, a lot of things written here already applies to almost everybody coming to the UK to study, if you haven't found any useful then ask

Thanx boss... You have been doing a great work here. One thing bothering me is that of accomodation. How can I secure a cheap place I can stay on arrival since I dont know anybody or friend there, from where I can now search fir a better place? I learnt from previous posts that it is cheaper and better to stay off campus, I have been thinking of how to secure a comfortable and yet inexpensive one so that I can have a place I can stay on arrival.
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by justwise(m): 12:35pm On Dec 13, 2012
peteafrik88:

Thanx boss... You have been doing a great work here. One thing bothering me is that of accomodation. How can I secure a cheap place I can stay on arrival since I dont know anybody or friend there, from where I can now search fir a better place? I learnt from previous posts that it is cheaper and better to stay off campus, I have been thinking of how to secure a comfortable and yet inexpensive one so that I can have a place I can stay on arrival.

Book for a hotel accommodation for 2days, ibis hotel in Portsmouth is just next building to Portsmouth university buildings.

Walking down to fratton park area of Portsmouth and look for a house, its about 15-20mins walk from the university, many students live in those area and university bus takes student to those places free.

Contact the international office and ask for the list of registered private landlords and have a look at the rooms and prices then contact them to make appointment for viewing.
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by DisGuy: 5:30pm On Dec 13, 2012
justwise:

Book for a hotel accommodation for 2days, ibis hotel in Portsmouth is just next building to Portsmouth university buildings.

Walking down to fratton park area of Portsmouth and look for a house, its about 15-20mins walk from the university, many students live in those area and university bus takes student to those places free.

Contact the international office and ask for the list of registered private landlords and have a look at the rooms and prices then contact them to make appointment for viewing.

you can also do this before arriving, make contact phone and emails, so you can start viewing as soon as you check into the hotel on arrival
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by niyimeg: 5:43am On Dec 16, 2012
PLEASE VE GOT AN OFFER AT BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY TO STUDY MSC IN MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE...PLEASE WHICH ACCOMODATION IS CHEAPER BTW ON CAMPUS AND OFF CAMPUS AND WHAT IS THE PROBABILITY OF GETTING A PARTTIME JOB DURING MY STUDY PROGRAM AND WHICH TYPE OF JOBS....TNX
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by worry359(m): 9:28am On Dec 16, 2012
niyimeg: PLEASE VE GOT AN OFFER AT BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY TO STUDY MSC IN MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE...PLEASE WHICH ACCOMODATION IS CHEAPER BTW ON CAMPUS AND OFF CAMPUS AND WHAT IS THE PROBABILITY OF GETTING A PARTTIME JOB DURING MY STUDY PROGRAM AND WHICH TYPE OF JOBS....TNX

You must stop posting all in capitals. It's like you are shouting.

Birmingham is a big city with much unemployment.
There is a very large Indian and Packistani comunity who will never give even menial jobs to African.
West indian community is separate but beware of drugs and gangs.
Plenty of ethnic foods in some areas and central market.

Birmingham City University is a new school, not one of the old respected universities.
http://www.bcu.ac.uk/
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by gonon: 12:27pm On Dec 16, 2012
Hi guys, I intend going for my Masters in Kingston University, its in Southwest London, in January. The problem I don't know what to take over there. Please I need your advice on whether I should do my shopping here in Nigeria or over there? Secondly, what do I need to take there, from Naija? Thirdly, I intend to cook when I get there, where do I go to get cheap foodstuffs?

Thanks
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by DisGuy: 5:21pm On Dec 16, 2012
gonon: Hi guys, I intend going for my Masters in Kingston University, its in Southwest London, in January. The problem I don't know what to take over there. Please I need your advice on whether I should do my shopping here in Nigeria or over there? Secondly, what do I need to take there, from Naija? Thirdly, I intend to cook when I get there, where do I go to get cheap foodstuffs?

Thanks

Take your maintenance money, your regular clothes plus cardigans and jumpers if you have any, you will find everything you need within a couple of weeks
a couple of trips to south east london and you'll be sorted with foodstuffs

Arrive at least a week before lecture starts
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by ImpactSystems: 12:27pm On Dec 18, 2012
thanks you all.my question is about PC..is it cheaper/better to get here or get there before one buys?what about phones?is BB the best?
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by ochukoccna: 10:35pm On Dec 21, 2012
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Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by ochukoccna: 10:36pm On Dec 21, 2012
Good evening you'all
Please can I get the 411 on how life is like for students in Hertfordshire and Sunderland?
Cost of living, Hospitality of the locals, Wow factor of this locations, Availability of student jobs and any interesting yet necessary info
Thanks
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by FutureDon(m): 2:38pm On Dec 22, 2012
Fellow Nigerians in Sheffield, I'm yet to secure a part time job o, in fact I got tired discouraged of submitting applications online. The Naija folk I have here won't open up (guess he wants to do all the available jobs).

Could you please tell me the best steps to take.

Make I no wait till account go
enter red.
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by Skywalker5(m): 2:49pm On Dec 22, 2012
FutureDon: Fellow Nigerians in Sheffield, I'm yet to secure a part time job o, in fact I got tired discouraged of submitting applications online. The Naija folk I have here won't open up (guess he wants to do all the available jobs).

Could you please tell me the best steps to take.

Make I no wait till account go
enter red.

Dont know about sheffield but what type of job u looking for? Have you tried care or support worker?
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by FutureDon(m): 3:07pm On Dec 22, 2012
Sky-walker:


Dont know about sheffield but what type of job u looking for? Have you tried care or support worker?

Thanks for responding. Honestly, I open to any kind of available jobs in as much as it won't disturb School activities. I have come across few care jobs that requires CRB.
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by ochukoccna: 10:59pm On Dec 22, 2012
ochukoccna: Good evening you'all
Please can I get the 411 on how life is like for students in Hertfordshire and Sunderland?
Cost of living, Hospitality of the locals, Wow factor of this locations, Availability of student jobs and any interesting yet necessary info
Thanks
Abeg I dey await una insight O!
Una thank you O!
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by Skywalker5(m): 11:13pm On Dec 22, 2012
FutureDon:

Thanks for responding. Honestly, I open to any kind of available jobs in as much as it won't disturb School activities. I have come across few care jobs that requires CRB.

Yea do that. The CRB takes time though but it one of the fastest job you can see. Just try doing the CRB and keep applying for other types of you want. I did Care while i was in school as that was the easy job available
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by peteafrik88(m): 11:20pm On Dec 22, 2012
I have been doing a lot of research on how life is for students in UK & have a question that has been on my mind for sometime now.
Is it possible for a student on tier 4 visa in UK to undergo any other vocational training there, maybe to increase his/her chances to get a job in a vocational field? Any info on how one can do so easily, even though it will cost me some money. Thanx
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by FutureDon(m): 11:36am On Dec 23, 2012
@Sky-walker

Thanks a lot bro.
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by gonon: 3:38pm On Dec 23, 2012
Hi guys, please I got my visa and am thinking of travelling on saturday. The problem now is that, what I packed is small since I was hoping to shop in the uk. Please wat do I need to carry? Secondly, is it true that I can be delayed for travelling with only one bag, as a first time traveller?
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by justwise(m): 4:35pm On Dec 23, 2012
gonon: Hi guys, please I got my visa and am thinking of travelling on saturday. The problem now is that, what I packed is small since I was hoping to shop in the uk. Please wat do I need to carry? Secondly, is it true that I can be delayed for travelling with only one bag, as a first time traveller?


Not true, you can travel with even nothing.
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by hunter777(m): 11:00pm On Dec 30, 2012
Sky-walker:


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.

I beg to disagree with you. There is only one African barber around Fratton (on Fawcett Rd) and how do you justify your statement that Fratton is where most Nigerians are?
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by Skywalker5(m): 11:46pm On Dec 30, 2012
hunter777:

I beg to disagree with you. There is only one African barber around Fratton (on Fawcett Rd) and how do you justify your statement that Fratton is where most Nigerians are?

so the barbers on fratton road towards north-end and albert road are called? undecided
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by Skywalker5(m): 11:50pm On Dec 30, 2012
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Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by hunter777(m): 11:31pm On Dec 31, 2012
Sky-walker:


so the barbers on fratton road towards north-end and albert road are called? undecided

Mate, there are no African barbers on Fratton rd towards North end and none on Albert Rd as well.. that much i know wink
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by Skywalker5(m): 11:44pm On Dec 31, 2012
hunter777:

Mate, there are no African barbers on Fratton rd towards North end and none on Albert Rd as well.. that much i know wink

Then i have nothing to say to you. Since you only know top design barbers but dont know B&B barbers which is on albert road
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by peteafrik88(m): 10:25am On Jan 01, 2013
@Skywalker & @Hunter777; that means it will be a very good development coming to Portsmouth with the barbing skill...
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by Skywalker5(m): 11:56am On Jan 01, 2013
peteafrik88: @Skywalker & @Hunter777; that means it will be a very good development coming to Portsmouth with the barbing skill...

It will but not as a student.You can do it inhouse. I had a friend who did it in house when i was in school but na big risk. There are few barbers around portsmouth. Top design is the barber most naija guys i know visit(Fratton) but there are others too that cuts hairs the naija way around but most guys prefer Top design.
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by niyimeg: 10:00am On Jan 02, 2013
please any student of BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY IN THE HOUSE OR ANY DUDE SCHOOLING AT BIRMINGHAM,,,,JUS WANNA KNW WASSUP ABT THE PLACE
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by gonon: 3:29pm On Jan 02, 2013
Guys, just arrived the UK. The cold is on point. Na so so chicken for everything, fish expensive. Well thank God for everything tho
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by Skywalker5(m): 3:31pm On Jan 02, 2013
gonon: Guys, just arrived the UK. The cold is on point. Na so so chicken for everything, fish expensive. Well thank God for everything tho


wait till Febuary then if you think this is cold
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by peteafrik88(m): 6:57pm On Jan 02, 2013
My concern is just the best method on how I could make ends meet as a student in portsmouth. This issue of no jobs is kinda bothering me, driving me to find out any other substitute without keeping my life and visa at risk.
Suggestions please from our folks that have schooled or still leaving there.
Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by Skywalker5(m): 11:25pm On Jan 02, 2013
peteafrik88: My concern is just the best method on how I could make ends meet as a student in portsmouth. This issue of no jobs is kinda bothering me, driving me to find out any other substitute without keeping my life and visa at risk.
Suggestions please from our folks that have schooled or still leaving there.

I dont know about any other city but in Portsmouth, there is a better chance of you getting a part time job being a care worker.Most of the guys i know who came in in September are doing that now.

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