Adebayo Oluwole Eludoyin

Country: Nigeria
Sector: Higher Education
Job title: Senior Lecturer
Subject of study: Geography
Year of graduation: 2014
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Obafemi Awolowo University

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

Since leaving Exeter, I have been teaching and conducting research at the Obafemi Awolowo University. I have been coordinating the postgraduate programmes in the Department of Geography in the University since 2014. I won the African Science Leadership Programme of the Future Africa Institute, University of Pretoria and TWAS-DFG award for collaboration visit to IBG-3, Forschungzentrum Julich, Germany. I am with the University till date and serve as external examiner to postgraduate programmes for two Universities in South Africa, and one in Nigeria

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

I chose University teaching and research due to my passion for research and capacity building. I enjoy seeing my students that are recording successes in their own areas of accomplishments, the many life that I have been able to impact, and people reading my research publications. I have also been able to influence younger ones through co-organising Education Summit and serving as Coordinator of Programmes.

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

I was a member of the Physical Geography Group in the School of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

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

I enjoy the environment, both physical and the people – friends, mates and supervisors. My biggest highlight was my friendly and progressive relationship with my supervisors and other researchers at the University and experimental station (North Wyke Research) that make my research very smooth.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The people and the Graduate Skills and Development programmes. I also enjoyed the annual bursary of £500 to participate in conference/Summer School/Workshop.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

The communication was prompt during my admission process. Exeter performed better than other Universities that I applied to, in this regard.

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

Creativity, positive mindset and result-oriented relationship.

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

I will advise that they should be focused, build themselves to be visible in their researches/publications and face-up whatever the challenges are in the profession with confidence.

What are your plans for the future?

Leave the University teaching as a Professor to focus fully on research.


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