Graduate profile
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Wosilat Aliyu

“Everyone was very kind and my lecturers and the other staff were so friendly, it was just like a family.”

Course
Human Resources Management

"I started my working life back home in Nigeria at a bank in Lagos after taking a degree in accountancy. But my job changed and I found myself in human resources. I realised I needed to get the right qualifications and discovered Surrey was a good place to take a masters in human resource management.

It was a very intensive course with much to learn. Employment law, for example, is complex and very different to the systems in Africa. My dissertation considered if companies regard human resources as important and whether HR professionals are involved in top-level decision-making.

Everyone was very kind and my lecturers and the other staff were so friendly, it was just like a family. I enjoyed meeting students from other cultures and discovered it was good to find out how businesses operate in other countries.

During my Masters, I stayed on campus and got involved in university life. I joined the gym and I think the nightlife is great as well! I did a reasonable amount of travelling, including a trip to Paris!"

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