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Meet Etido

“The tools and knowledge I’m gaining from my programme are going to make my job easier and faster. I am already using them in the workplace, and my colleagues can see the difference.”

Etido Inyang
MSc in Project Management graduate

As the state commissioner for Special Duties in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, Etido Inyang is used to a hectic schedule.

“As a politician, you have to be in 10 different places at once, that’s why studying with the University of Roehampton Online was so attractive. I have four kids and a wife and I travel a lot. Everybody feels that study outside of work is difficult, but it can be done.”

“Work-life balance is about prioritising the things you want to do. I can now go back to the things I’ve missed for the last two years, knowing that this course has shaped my life and made me more disciplined. All it took was time management.”

Etido already has a track-record of managing large and complex projects. After 18 years in the oil industry, he has spent much of the last decade working in Nigeria’s government. But even with that wealth of experience, he believes his Roehampton Online master’s degree can help him deliver better results for his country over the next few years.

“The programme was excellent. The knowledge I’ve gained is going to make things a lot easier for me. It’s going to help me interact with other project managers around the world, and I now understand the things I didn’t previously understand. It’s expanded my scope of reasoning. A lot can be done when you have a good plan that you can execute.”

Etido’s eldest daughter and one of his two sons have previously graduated from other UK universities and currently, his second daughter is also studying in London. He is also proud that he can now say he has graduated from a modern UK university. “I’m very happy and thanks to the cooperation of my family; it took a lot of discipline, and I’ve been able to successfully complete my masters. I’m going to recommend to my friends and colleagues that they, too, should come and study with Roehampton.”

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