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|Scotland! by Gamine(f): 3:28pm On Feb 11, 2008|
I just recieved my admission package from the University of Edinburgh
does anyone stay in Scotland, how is the area, the people?
is the school, good enough
plss, i dont want to get lost in a sea of white!
|Re: Scotland! by Bulga(m): 5:59pm On Feb 11, 2008|
I am studying in Glasgow and can tell you that Scotland is the lastest International students destination in the UK because of their "Fresh Talent scheme" that allows non-EEA citizens a two-year visa extension if they study in Scotland.
I do not know much about Edinburgh. But I am aware that University of Edinburgh is one of the best universities in Scotland. To the best of my knowledge, Scotland is a good country, when you come here you will find that the people will be very friendly towards you, but like any other city anywhere there is some bad points too. But the Good outdoes the bad.
|Re: Scotland! by Gamine(f): 11:07pm On Feb 11, 2008|
i am actually considering university of Glasgow
because of my course
I really wont mind the Scottish terrain!
|Re: Scotland! by Bulga(m): 5:18pm On Feb 12, 2008|
Have you thought of Aberdeen? The city is full of Nigerians because university of Aberdeen offers Oil & gas course. Nigerians even have their own church over there. So if Oil & gas course is your thing or you are the type who loves gossiping and robbing shoulders with our country people then think of Aberdeen. If you have no time and love doing your own thing, then join me in the West End of Glasgow. Moreover, Glasgow is better in terms of socialising. It is the biggest city in Scotland.
|Re: Scotland! by Gamine(f): 6:01pm On Feb 12, 2008|
No , not into oil n gas
i will def join u at Glasgow
get me some Scottish cutie
|Re: Scotland! by Bulga(m): 6:24pm On Feb 12, 2008|
Your profile shows you are a female and you are now asking me to get you a Scottish cutie. Are you trying to tell me something here? Are you the kind of girl who is attracted to same sex? Please explain.
|Re: Scotland! by Gamine(f): 8:39pm On Feb 12, 2008|
So a guy cant be a cutie again?
|Re: Scotland! by Delta007(m): 9:13pm On Feb 12, 2008|
Abeg, Gamine, don't mind him. By the way, did u call me? My mother said I was a cutie Congrats on ur admission.
|Re: Scotland! by timx(m): 11:26am On Feb 13, 2008|
hi there, ill be heading to Aberdeen in September by Gods grace . Hope to see u there!!. Who knows we might even get to see.
|Re: Scotland! by dumie(f): 11:43am On Feb 13, 2008|
pls could you more explicit on this pls , thanx
|Re: Scotland! by Bulga(m): 2:55pm On Feb 13, 2008|
The Fresh Talent - Working in Scotland Scheme is a programme created by the Scottish Executive to allow non-EEA nationals who have studied in Scotland to live and work in the country for up to 2 years after graduation. After the 2 year limit is over, members of the scheme must leave the UK unless they are successful in applying for residency under existing policy, for example the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme
The purpose of the scheme is to deal with problems of population decline and skill shortages in Scotland.
|Re: Scotland! by Gamine(f): 8:14pm On Feb 13, 2008|
lol, i didnt
Besides you r in canada
i dont do looooong distance
|Re: Scotland! by Delta007(m): 8:47pm On Feb 13, 2008|
Gamine, long distance is an illusion. Remember, love knows no distance
|Re: Scotland! by Gamine(f): 11:18pm On Feb 13, 2008|
But The body KNOWS distance!
|Re: Scotland! by Nobody: 2:45am On Feb 14, 2008|
Remember my days down Sauchiehall street
|Re: Scotland! by dumie(f): 8:44am On Feb 14, 2008|
Thanx for the information,
|Re: Scotland! by haslamabad: 9:09pm On Feb 15, 2008|
Hello Bulga and all in here, Please i would love to come study in scotland. am an average hustling nigerian with high suit and tie dream. Please help me out and i will be forever greatfull to you.
|Re: Scotland! by TheOne2(m): 11:56am On Feb 16, 2008|
Edinburgh is a great city and the Univ of Edinburgh is one of the best in the UK (1ST tier rated). I can assure u that it will be worth your while. There's a growing Nigerian presence there and even 2 or 3 RCCG parishes. I was in Edinburgh (Heriot Watt University) for my M.Sc between 2006 and last year and I've since returned to Nigeria.
The city has very good history with lovely ancient castles for sight seeing, cinemas, a football club if you are into it (Hearts FC at Murrayfield), excellent and cheap transportation (a journey was 1 pound flat on the Lothian buses with day tickets being 2.50 pounds), a "dudu" night club (Massa) at Market Street beside Waverley train station. As it is, I'll be visiting Edinburgh at least once a year on vacation (I liked it that much).
If you want any other info about the city, I'll be willing to volunteer it
|Re: Scotland! by buzzgonz(m): 2:07pm On Feb 16, 2008|
@ last God Don Butter GAMINE bread, Wish you all the best.
|Re: Scotland! by Gamine(f): 3:06pm On Feb 16, 2008|
last i checked Edinburgh was 13th on d list
There was no single black person on the schools brochure
its like black people dont go there o
i no want that kain school!
Whats the living cost like
because i know nobody in scotland
|Re: Scotland! by Bulga(m): 7:05pm On Feb 19, 2008|
Do not judge a book by it's cover, no black person on their prospectus or website does not mean the uni has little or no black person studying there. Why don't you visit Scotland first and talk to the schools, that will help you to decide where to go. That was what I did.
As for the living cost, you will find the info on the website of those schools.
|Re: Scotland! by Gamine(f): 7:41pm On Feb 19, 2008|
i will visit if ur willing to pay my airfare
Anyways i really do fancy the place sha
i just wanted first hand information
|Re: Scotland! by lloydhill(m): 3:49am On Apr 06, 2008|
Hi tixt,i am going tobe in aberdeen to in sept 2008(uni of aberdeen)wat is ur own skool.
|Re: Scotland! by tpia: 2:09am On Apr 07, 2008|
plss, i don't want to get lost in a sea of white!
@ Gamine: even if you're the only Black person in the entire school or even the entire city, just relax and make friends with whoever you find there.
There are probably other Nigerians at the school anyway, but am just saying.
Every situation has its ups and downs. There are advantages to being among fellow Nigerians, but that shouldnt stop you from socializing with other races too.
It can be tough at first, but you'll get used to it.
You seem a tad jittery at the thought of being in the minority over there. The important thing is what kind of attitude do the people have towards foreigners. If they are friendly, half the socializing problem is already solved. Most times if you're not too sensitive and are a bit humble, you'll be okay.
Even among fellow Nigerians someone can still be the only "something", on occasion, so one just has to try and adapt as much as possible.
|Re: Scotland! by coolier(f): 1:04am On Apr 11, 2008|
Something tells me Gamine, you're only trying to waste our time. First its " I just received my admission package from University of Edinburgh" "Is the school good enough"?
Now why would you be asking that now after having gone through all the admission process. One would have thought that is the first thing you should have done - find out all you can about the school before applying for admission. Then next is "Thanks Bulga, am actually considering University of Glasgow".
So are you going to start the admission process for Glasgow all over again? Or you think you can just call UCAS from Nigeria to change your university just like that, after having received one admission package, a copy of which would have gone to the British High Commission in Lagos?
|Re: Scotland! by Viante(f): 2:49pm On Apr 15, 2008|
Waste your time? you gimme time to keep??
Anyways i dont know what you would call registration forms et all sent to somebody
isnt it an admission package?, did i say the school has accepted me??
The point of the topic is schooling in Scotland, be it in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Wheredeen,
Dont come and sow discord here o.
|Re: Scotland! by coolier(f): 6:28pm On Apr 17, 2008|
Oh oh, whats this? I didn't know you are Gamine too. My reply was directed at him.
But for your information dear Solicitor and Advocate, Registration forms sent to anybody is called just that - 'Application forms and brochure'. And when one is finally admitted, he or she gets an "admission package" which includes letter of admission, notification of tuition/hostel/maintenance fees etc.
|Re: Scotland! by lloydhill(m): 1:27am On Apr 19, 2008|
Hi all,i enjoy coming to this section alot.I dropped a reply to your topic but no one replied me.I just got admission into the uni of aberdeen to study safety eng, ,but i need some advice.Fisrtly how can i get the accomodation forms in time so i can pay for them,then if anyone has advices for me when i want to apply in the embassy should kindly drop them here for me and all to assist us.thanks alot again.
|Re: Scotland! by funkybaby(f): 8:42am On Apr 19, 2008|
Congratulations on your admission.
Regarding your accommodation forms, contact the school for this. It is always advisable to apply for the accommodation space as early as possible.
Regarding the embassy's list of required documents for your visa, you can find that in the 'General UK Visa Enquiries' thread (first thread in this section). You can seek more clarification in that thread as well.
|Re: Scotland! by lucabrasi(m): 3:19pm On Apr 19, 2008|
|Re: Scotland! by lloydhill(m): 11:12pm On Apr 30, 2008|
thanks alot @ funkybabe your advices have been very helpful and would not mind more if u have.thanks alot
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