Why I came to the UK, and Durham, for university (updated in May 2023)

Where I’m from Hey! I’m Frederick (or Fred) and I’m from Lagos, Nigeria. I lived in Nigeria from when I was born, up until sixth form, doing my IGCSEs (International GCSEs) there before coming to the UK for A levels and university. I learnt English as my first language in Nigeria, so there wasn’t a […]

How STEP helped me get into my university of choice

In the summer of 2021, I attended (virtually, of course) Durham’s STEP programme. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, STEP stands for Space to Explore Potential. It’s a programme which aims to give students of Black heritage the opportunity to experience what university is really like, meet other like-minded students who share […]