Abiola Oyeboade Akindele

Country: Nigeria
Sector: Higher Education
Job title: Assistant Lecturer
Subject of study: Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
Year of graduation: 2019
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I attended a six-months internship programme with FAO. Thereafter I have been lecturing and carrying out research in my home country, Nigeria.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I love that I can disseminate knowledge and skills to others.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

I was the Student Academic Representative of my class.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

I enjoyed the incorporation of field trips into my modules. My major highlight was my research dissertation at Exeter.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

I enjoyed the support I got from my supervisor (Prof Matt Lobley) during my dissertation. I also loved the benefits the well-being services presented to me.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

I chose Exeter because it is one of the Russell Group of University and also because of how the modules were structured.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Research writing, presentation, and communication skills.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Exeter is one of the best Universities to be in, and you will not regret doing so. The conducive atmosphere, quality academics, and excellent programme structure will help you to achieve your best

What are your plans for the future?

I want to pursue my doctoral degree and continue my career in academics. Also, I intend to venture into development consultancy.


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