Monday, 10 August 2015

A valuable material experience

I am Bayode Ero-Phillips and I am a materials engineer from Nigeria. As I had worked in Nigeria for about 18 months prior to starting my PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2008, I was eager to continue to keep improving my employability whilst studying for it. At the time, I was not sure how I would achieve this, but I guess that desire has sent countless opportunities my way.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Working for the Society of Women Graduates in Gaza

"this internship made a difference to all the people I met and worked with because it provided them with the hope and motivation to work for tomorrow and not give up. I say this because, people in developing countries often feel that they have been forgotten and that no one in the developed countries cares or is willing to help them. But from my experience I have been able to assure such individuals and change such way of thinking"

Hadil, 1st year dentistry student in 2011 undertook an internship at the Society of Women Graduates in Gaza - a non-governmental organisation where she helped to empower women graduates to be active and responsible contributors to their community. She managed administrative activities and was responsible for contacting kindergartens to find out whether they had students who have become orphaned.