How One Student Unlocked the Benefits of Studying Abroad


The Inspiring Journey of Dr. Adeayo Sotayo

Fulfilling a lifelong dream, exploring different cultures, accessing a top university education; there are many reasons to study abroad. And for one student, the stepping stone to achieving success was NCUK’s International Foundation Year qualification. For Dr. Adeayo Sotayo, it turned his dreams into reality and unlocked the door to a brighter future.  

From NCUK to Success 

Originally from Nigeria, Dr. Sotayo chose to build a strong foundation for his academic journey by enrolling for the International Foundation Year, with its comprehensive curriculum laying the groundwork for his future success by equipping him with the knowledge and skills to excel. 

But studying with NCUK proved to be about more than just academic qualifications for Adeayo; for him, it was a life-changing experience. It helped him immerse himself in a diverse, multicultural environment, fostering personal growth and broadening his perspective – which would prove invaluable as he prepared to step into the global arena.


Overcoming Challenges and Achieving Excellence

Admittedly, Adeayo found the journey challenging – like many international students, he had to adapt to a new culture, language and education system – but his determination and resilience helped him overcome these obstacles and thrive academically. Following his International Foundation Year, Dr. Sotayo was awarded a place at a prestigious university in the UK, studying at Brunel University London for a degree in Engineering. His commitment to excellence and passion for his chosen subject set him apart from his peers.

Now a Research Fellow and Engineer 

Today, Adeayo is proud to hold the position of Research Fellow and Engineer at Brunel University London – a testament to his hard work, perseverance and the solid foundation he built with NCUK. As a research fellow, he contributes to cutting-edge projects, pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, and his work not only benefits the academic community but also has real-world applications.


An Inspiration to Future Students

Dr. Sotayo’s success is inspiring students considering the advantages and disadvantages of studying abroad, and looking at a pathway through NCUK. It demonstrates the limitless opportunities available to those willing to seize them, and how NCUK empowers students to reach their full potential, providing them with the tools they need to succeed on the global stage. 

Where to Find Out More

With NCUK you’ll find a supportive environment, expert guidance and a reputable qualification that opens doors to prestigious Universities and rewarding careers. You’ll find all you need to know about the benefits of studying abroad in our Resource Centre, together with many more case studies like Dr. Sotayo’s. If you have any specific questions, you can always contact our team directly.