University reconnects with Nigerian students

Leaders from the University are to travel out to the African country this week to establish the group at a launch event in the Nigerian capital of Abuja.

The alumni association will provide a point of contact for the University’s Nigerian alumni to get back in touch with friends and colleagues, and take advantage of business contacts and networking opportunities.

The launch event will be attended by the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Geoff Layer, along with other dignitaries from Wolverhampton, and take place on Tuesday, January 21 at the Sheraton Abuja Hotel.

This group is the latest in a string of international alumni associations created by the University, which also includes those in Hong Kong, India and Mauritius.

The move strengthens the University’s already strong international reputation and offers more opportunity for the institution’s alumni.

Vice-Chancellor Geoff Layer said: “Over the last few years nearly a thousand Nigerians have studied with us in Wolverhampton. This has been invaluable not only for the Nigerian economy but also in creating strong relationships and partnerships.

Our international associations have proven to be the jewels in the crown of our international alumni programme and following our successes elsewhere in the world we are keen to reunite our Nigerian alumni with lost friends and colleagues. 

The association will enable alumni in Nigeria to form personal and professional relationships and provide networking opportunities that can last a lifetime.”

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For more information please contact Chris Jones in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736

Date Issued: Monday, January 20, 2014

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