Nigerian Alumni

The University has trained some of Nigeria's finest and most prominent academicians and practitioners, including Dr Abolaji Ajenifuja, OFR, (1959), a consultant Physician and Paediatrician and Professor Lateef Salako CON, NNOM, (1969), an Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Ibadan.

Professor Tolu Olukayode Odugbemi has recently been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos. Professor Odugbemi completed his PhD at the University of Sheffield School of Medicine in 1978, and has since made an outstanding contribution to the treatment and prevention of disease both in Nigeria and world-wide. We wish him every success for his time as Vice-Chancellor.

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the first Prime Minister of independent Nigeria was awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of Sheffield in recognition of his outstanding achievements.

We are always delighted to hear of the successes and achievements of our graduates and hope you keep in touch when you complete your studies at Sheffield.

The Nigeria Alumni Group

The Nigeria Alumni Group was set up in January 2005 to celebrate the Centenary year of the University. For many years prior to this, several small groups had been running informally in Nigeria.

Since then the Nigeria Alumni Group has been very active in forging strong ties with the University and amongst its membership.

You will be able to become part of this group after graduation from the University of Sheffield and it will give you the opportunity to network with other Nigerian alumni through regular formal meeting and social events.

If you would like to find out more about the Nigerian Alumni Group please contact Mr Laide Agboola, Nigerian Alumni Group President.

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What Our Alumni in Nigeria Think

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"The University has over 116 different nationalities from around the world, giving you the opportunity to meet and work with people from every corner of the globe..."

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"Sheffield for me provided a lot of academic exposure in the area of business management and operations..."

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"The skills developed during my time studying at Sheffield have placed me in a position that would have taken years to achieve from a purely technical starting point..."

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Alumni Worldwide

You will find University of Sheffield graduates in countries all around the world, in all walks of life. A cohesive network of people linked to the University, and to each other, is continually developing all around the world.

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Visit the Development and Alumni Relations website for more information on our international alumni network in over 120 countries worldwide