Abayomi Ajala

Abayomi Ajala from Nigeria discusses his experience of studying the Food Science MSc course at London Met, made possible by his Commonwealth Scholarship.

What did receiving this scholarship mean to you?

To me, the Commonwealth Scholarship showed that there is always a reward for hard work, a great motivation to even work harder and remain focused, and a golden opportunity to contribute my own quota in making the world a better place. Therefore, I am grateful to God, the giver of all good things, and London Metropolitan University for this great privilege.

What do you like best about your course?

The amazing structure of each module and the ever ready-to-help tutors.

Does anything surprise you about your course or London Met?

The University reflects the diverse nature of London as a city; it's both amazing and exciting for me because I get to meet students from all over the world.

What do you like about life in London? 

The city offers me a great number of exciting places to visit during my leisure time.

What are your career plans once you complete your course?

My immediate career plan is to team up with the Cereal Research Institute back in my home country to tackle the problem of under-utilisation of cereal grains and its by-products. My long-term goal would be to become a cereal chemist and a consultant.