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Brilliant Nigerian Lady wins two full scholarships to UK universities, earns masters degree with distinctions at Oxford

A brilliant Nigerian lady named Adeola Bamisaye who won two fully funded scholarships to study in the United Kingdom has bagged a master’s degree with distinctions at the University of Oxford.

Adeola obtained her master’s degree in International Health and Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford, an experience she described on Linkedin as transformative because she learned so much about health in a resource-limited setting.

Adeola who earned her bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy with first-class honors at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria won two fully funded scholarships to study in the United Kingdom.

She was awarded the ExxonMobil Scholarship to study for her Master in International Health and Tropical Medicine (IHTM) at the University of Oxford and the  Commonwealth Shared Scholarship to study a master’s degree in Public Health at the University of Bristol both in the United Kingdom.

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Through the ExxonMobil Scholarship, Adeola earned her master’s at the prestigious University of Oxford. She said while at the university she had the opportunity to learn from a range of leading academics which shaped the perspective through which she views global health problems. 

Adeola stated that she learned from experts in the field across the world, as well as from leading scientists at the University of Oxford who led the development of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

She mentioned that aside from learning about global health, the program enabled her to conduct her research in Thailand at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit MORU. 

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Adeola said she also had the opportunity to prepare and present a policy brief at the United Kingdom Houses of Parliament adding that her team presented on “The intersection of malaria and antimicrobial resistance, and its implication for malaria control programs in ensuring global health security”

She said she also debated at the Oxford Union and her team spoke about climate change and how developing countries are bearing the brunt of climate change despite contributing the least to historic gas emissions.

She added that she had Negotiation training and Media communication workshops while at the university. Adeola expressed her gratitude to Exxon Mobil for the full funding that enabled her to pursue her dream.

Adeola also thanked her college adviser for his strong support, and her college, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford for being very responsive to her needs at different times.

She also thanked her college coach for the emotional support and a safe space to reflect and learn from her experiences.

Adeola said the master’s program was demanding, fast-paced, and required a lot of resilience and hard work from her. She said she is also grateful to her family for cheering her on, and everyone who has contributed to her journey in one way or another. 

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