Dr. Ekiyor Welson

Country: Nigeria
Sector: Higher Education
Job title: Senior Lecturer
Subject of study: Sociology
Year of graduation: 2011
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Nigeria Maritime University

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

I left Exeter with a PhD in 2011. I returned to my former office and was promoted to the position of Assistant Director of News. In 2012, I transferred my service to the Niger Delta University as Lecturer 2. In 2018, I got a new job at the Nigeria Maritime University as a Senior Lecturer in the GeneralStudiesUnit. Today I am due for promotion as an Associate Professor. Its been a wonderful experience since I got back after my program at Exeter. What Exeter put in me stands me out everywhere I go and I am always the best in my department. I am also a practising journalist and run a Centre for Philosophy, Human Rights and Development as Executive Director. In my community, I take part in social events and political mobilisation and awareness.

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

I chose the Career because I see myself as a natural teacher and I enjoy imparting knowledge and making changes in society.

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

I was a member of the African community and volunteered for the British International Studies Association in 2010.

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

What I enjoyed most was the quality of Academics and the biggest highlight was finishing the program in three years.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The environment and services.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Advice by some consultants.

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

Research and networking.

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

Concentrate on your studies and be part of the university culture. Also be part of the Exeter community.

What are your plans for the future?

Become a Professor and work abroad in Europe.


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