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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by mamatwiny(f): 11:01pm On Dec 13, 2021
mrcodebreaker:
I kind of agree. If sponsorship is what you need. Mba, msc hr might not help you. Go for a skilled degree check linkedin and see for example, The internationals in the uni you got admission to did they get a job after studying same mba, msc hr with sponsorship and stayed back. Pay for linkedin premium and you have to dig deep and do in-depth research.

Nursing is no 1 job with sponsorship. I googled it today and the number of sponsorship I saw was just too many.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hustla(m): 11:07pm On Dec 13, 2021
mamatwiny:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/17022066/red-list-travel-holiday-hotel-quarantine/amp/

@justwise, I hope you are now calming down. grin grin

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-13/u-k-set-to-scrap-red-list-hotel-quarantines-as-soon-as-tuesday

They shouldn't try this nonsense Redlist again, ever!



Colossal failure

Was reading something in the daily mall or mail link earlier today in the comment section

Someone mentioned that Switzerland placed the UK on a red list alongside other African countries, they then removed / scrapped the entire red list after some days

UK that is on another country’s red list then went and placed African countries on a red list despite detecting more cases, having more infection and death rates too grin

I went and fact checked on Swiss government’s official website and found this to be true

You wey suppose dey red list dey put another person for red list

No be juju be that?

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hustla(m): 11:08pm On Dec 13, 2021
mamatwiny:


Nursing is no 1 job with sponsorship. I googled it today and the number of sponsorship I saw was just too many.

Hmmmm
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by LagosismyHome(f): 11:12pm On Dec 13, 2021
mamatwiny:


Nursing is no 1 job with sponsorship. I googled it today and the number of sponsorship I saw was just too many.

For sure, the NHS is recruiting nurses left and right from outside UK (including naija), how much more those who trained here. There should have no problem finding sponsorship

The catch is that permanent staff nurses don't earn much for the effort involved but potential to earn more if you are an agency staff later on

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by mamatwiny(f): 11:44pm On Dec 13, 2021
LagosismyHome:


For sure, the NHS is recruiting nurses left and right from outside UK (including naija), how much more those who trained here. There should have no problem finding sponsorship

The catch is that permanent staff nurses don't earn much for the effort involved but potential to earn more if you are an agency staff later on

The sponsorship I saw was even agency
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Icesnow(f): 12:15am On Dec 14, 2021
LagosismyHome:


For sure, the NHS is recruiting nurses left and right from outside UK (including naija), how much more those who trained here. There should have no problem finding sponsorship

The catch is that permanent staff nurses don't earn much for the effort involved but potential to earn more if you are an agency staff later on
What about Social work?
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Nobody: 12:22am On Dec 14, 2021
mrcodebreaker:
I kind of agree. If sponsorship is what you need. Mba, msc hr might not help you. Go for a skilled degree check linkedin and see for example, The internationals in the uni you got admission to did they get a job after studying same mba, msc hr with sponsorship and stayed back. Pay for linkedin premium and you have to dig deep and do in-depth research.

You don't need to pay premium once you activate your LinkedIn notification.

Jobs will just start pouring into your notifications. You might get confused and tired because everyday there are companies posting jobs even on a Sunday. I saw my job on a Sunday morning. Some will review your cv on LinkedIn download it and contact you. Some will send you a DM on LinkedIn.


Most people are not persistent when it comes to job search in their field as long someone says there is no opportunity in that your field they have lost it. They won't bother searching again. They want to start a new degree which doesn't have to be the case.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by omopapa: 1:03am On Dec 14, 2021
This got me grin Na our TwitterNG slang be this
hustla:


You wey suppose dey red list dey put another person for red list

No be juju be that?


Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Ticha: 1:09am On Dec 14, 2021
hermetic:
Hi all!

I need some advice. I'm looking to buy a car to be used mainly for commuting to work. I am not paying cash for it so which one of these methods of financing is advisable; CS, PCP, or HP. The car is just a means to an end and I might sell it at the earliest opportunity. My budget is less than £150 pounds monthly and less than £7,500 cash value.


Also can anyone recommend an automatic driving instructor in Birmingham for a refresher course (I've always driven manual. I'm looking to transition to automatic. I hate changing gears with my left hand). I live around King's Heath.
I'd appreciate any reasonable contribution.

Get a loan rather than using finance from a car dealership. Check MSE and use the eligibility calculator for loans. Interest rates are lower and payments are more flexible

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by justwise(m): 1:11am On Dec 14, 2021
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Chreze(m): 5:50am On Dec 14, 2021
So almost a year ago I was here asking if I could carry hot water in my babys flask ( as I know say I get hot temper and that Nigerian airport people fit trigger the hot temper with that their mumu behavior.

—— well long story short. MSc program don finish. Just so happy. Can’t believe 1yr is close to an end. I can’t stop thanking the people who are contributing to this platform. The level of resources on this page alone no be here.

God bless you all.

@lagosismyhome, I always smile when I open NL and see your post or reply.

@aprokodaughter, how far, I remember we started the waka around same time. Sure you complete as well. If I read your post well, you got a job as well. Nice. Congrats

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hustla(m): 6:19am On Dec 14, 2021
justwise:


That news is not for me, too late.

Left already?
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hustla(m): 6:21am On Dec 14, 2021
Aprokodaughter:


You don't need to pay premium once you activate your LinkedIn notification.

Jobs will just start pouring into your notifications. You might get confused and tired because everyday there are companies posting jobs even on a Sunday. I saw my job on a Sunday morning. Some will review your cv on LinkedIn download it and contact you. Some will send you a DM on LinkedIn.


Most people are not persistent when it comes to job search in their field as long someone says there is no opportunity in that your field they have lost it. They won't bother searching again. They want to start a new degree which doesn't have to be the case.


Is there anything about the notification? Or it’s the regular job alerts one receives in our email inbox from LinkedIn?

I changed my location to London , England for a week and I received at least one message per day from recruiters

Weird cos Nigerian recruiters barely ever send DMs LOL

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hustla(m): 6:24am On Dec 14, 2021
omopapa:
This got me grin Na our TwitterNG slang be this


I dey twitter wella

grin
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by ybahrbz91: 6:29am On Dec 14, 2021
Coming into Glasgow also by January

I pray you get a good apartment according to your budget.

mystikal:
Just putting this out there for any help I can get.

Arrived Glasgow on the 27th of November, stayed at a B&B for some days before moving into a recommended friend's flat in Maryhill road G20 where I am paying 400 pounds/month for a room. This arrangement is just for a month as the original room owner is due back in the first week of January.

I am currently searching for a studio or one room in a flat to move in before January in Glasgow. I have searched all the relevant sites and found a few, and looks like I might be settling for a 600 pounds/month room in G1 cos of the aesthetics, flexibility of tenancy and proximity to the University of Strathclyde where I am doing my PhD, but it is quite pricey and was looking for something in the region of 400-500 pounds per month, and was hoping if anyone here has any information that might help. I would be most grateful
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Chreze(m): 6:33am On Dec 14, 2021
mystikal:
Just putting this out there for any help I can get.

Arrived Glasgow on the 27th of November, stayed at a B&B for some days before moving into a recommended friend's flat in Maryhill road G20 where I am paying 400 pounds/month for a room. This arrangement is just for a month as the original room owner is due back in the first week of January.

I am currently searching for a studio or one room in a flat to move in before January in Glasgow. I have searched all the relevant sites and found a few, and looks like I might be settling for a 600 pounds/month room in G1 cos of the aesthetics, flexibility of tenancy and proximity to the University of Strathclyde where I am doing my PhD, but it is quite pricey and was looking for something in the region of 400-500 pounds per month, and was hoping if anyone here has any information that might help. I would be most grateful

Hi bro,

I will advice you to put more effort on open rent. The conversation is direct with the landlord and most landlord in Glasgow are reasonable. I also think your £400 budget is reasonable and if possible you can increase it a little bit.

I understand you want to stay close to your school. But here are some suggestion which I think are worth considering.
1. It might be noisy around that Univeristy area and I don’t know what you like, but you can get an apartment outside the city center for a good price and above all a good apartment.
2. First bus is a very good bus company in Glasgow and a year student bus pass (£400) means you can go out anywhere and anytime within the city. That’s paying £1.1 a day for unlimited bus access in that day. Normally it is £4 for a days bus pass for student.
3. You can also get a flat (mayb 2bed) with a fellow student and share the rent and bills. Atleast you guys will only pay for rent as you will both get exemption on council tax for the period of your study. This is not a bad idea if you are single and don’t mind sharing flat.

My advice will be, get an apartment outside the city center, then get a 1year bus pass. You will see nice apartment with that your £400 pound somewhere around East Kilbride. And yes it might be above 30mins bus drive to your school, but first bus frequent that place with multiple buses going that direction and above all, the apartment will be very very nice.

If you specifically want to stay around your school and don’t mind a little city noise, then ignore my advice above. Also I have called you bro because of the (m) on your profile, if I was wrong you correct me. It’s more reasonable addressing people by what they prefer.

Regards and welcome to Glasgow.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by quivah(f): 7:52am On Dec 14, 2021
Chreze:


Also I have called you bro because of the (m) on your profile, if I was wrong you correct me. It’s more reasonable addressing people by what they prefer.

Regards and welcome to Glasgow.

Effect of living almost year in UK?
Lol.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by mizGene(f): 7:53am On Dec 14, 2021
justwise:


That news is not for me, too late.

Arggh! sad This is painful! So sorry about that.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Nobody: 8:00am On Dec 14, 2021
justwise:


That news is not for me, too late.

Have you sorted yourself out? How did it go?
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by TRAY2(m): 8:25am On Dec 14, 2021
Aprokodaughter:


You don't need to pay premium once you activate your LinkedIn notification.

Jobs will just start pouring into your notifications. You might get confused and tired because everyday there are companies posting jobs even on a Sunday. I saw my job on a Sunday morning. Some will review your cv on LinkedIn download it and contact you. Some will send you a DM on LinkedIn.


Most people are not persistent when it comes to job search in their field as long someone says there is no opportunity in that your field they have lost it. They won't bother searching again. They want to start a new degree which doesn't have to be the case.

So damn true.. even while i was a trainee, I got loads of in-mails for jobs. Very tempting ones, but I had to focus on the prize. A well articulated LinkedIn profile does the magic in most cases.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Chreze(m): 8:43am On Dec 14, 2021
quivah:


Effect of living almost year in UK?
Lol.

Hahahahaha. Mama that thing be like small thing for our eye, but the way some people de take am no b small. Then one day I con reason am self. if I say make you call me ma, you no suppose de argue with me na, you suppose just call me ma. Na there I con start to understand them better.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by justwise(m): 9:17am On Dec 14, 2021
hustla:


Left already?

Yea, isolating at home

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hustla(m): 9:18am On Dec 14, 2021
justwise:


Yea, isolating at home


shocked

Did you change it for them at the POE as planned?
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by justwise(m): 9:21am On Dec 14, 2021
mizGene:


Arggh! sad This is painful! So sorry about that.

More than painful and frustrating, there was no need to force only a few people to pay to isolate especially when you tested negative 24hrs before boarding. People should be allowed to isolate at home and stop isolating after day2 negative test.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by justwise(m): 9:22am On Dec 14, 2021
Aprokodaughter:


Have you sorted yourself out? How did it go?

Traveled through another country, kiss goodbye to my return ticket.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by justwise(m): 9:27am On Dec 14, 2021
hustla:



shocked

Did you change it for them at the POE as planned?

There was no need for that as nobody troubles you when you traveled within the EU fully vaccinated and with negative PCR result.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hustla(m): 9:36am On Dec 14, 2021
justwise:


There was no need for that as nobody troubles you when you traveled within the EU fully vaccinated and with negative PCR result.

Wow, nice

I guess that applies to those with british passport

EDIT -

Through EU route
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hustla(m): 9:38am On Dec 14, 2021
TRAY2:


So damn true.. even while i was a trainee, I got loads of in-mails for jobs. Very tempting ones, but I had to focus on the prize. A well articulated LinkedIn profile does the magic in most cases.

Been planning to watch YT videos as soon as I land so I can package my Linkedin better

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by justwise(m): 9:40am On Dec 14, 2021
hustla:


Wow, nice

I guess that applies to those with british passport

EDIT -

Through EU route

It will be a costly route if you are on visa.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hustla(m): 9:46am On Dec 14, 2021
justwise:


It will be a costly route if you are on visa.

Planning to go via Turkey

Much cheaper than quarantine palava but it seems they will remove the restrictions this week

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Pearlyfaze: 10:12am On Dec 14, 2021
AKALAMAGBO:
Duly NOTED…. Once I get to the UK by nextweek, work don start be that…

Still in Dubai waiting till 21st and I just heard UAE banned all international flights carrying Nigerian passport holders into UAE… Na the citizens go suffer this diplomatic war between UAE and UAR

Only those people that are about to enter UAE will be affected… Buhari don spoil country finish

Does this by anywhere means that one cannot use Qatar Airways to travel to the UK.

Abeg make I understand
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hustla(m): 10:46am On Dec 14, 2021
Hello All,

Is it a must I arrive in the UK on the date I specified during my app?

Can i go earlier, maybe 2 days before or 4 days after?

Checked ticket prices and it seems cheaper some days before and after

Kindly clarify

Thanks!

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