Adeolu Ayodeji-Adelodun, BSc Information Systems and Management, Nigeria
I chose to study with the University of London International Programmes as I was looking for a distance learning programme that would allow me to study while working. I currently work in the oil and gas industry for Chevron in Escravos in the Niger Delta. I am an operator, which involves using a Distributed Control System to monitor production. Prior to my work in oil and gas, I worked in the IT department for Oceanic Bank Nigeria, so I decided to develop my knowledge about information systems and find a way of integrating it into the production systems that I currently work in.
To study via distance learning you must plan your time, you must plan your money and you must be disciplined to stick to your plans. Any spare time I had, I opened my book. While studying for my degree I was sent on training to South Africa for about three years and on an assignment to the Middle East. The flexibility of the University of London International Programmes allowed me to combine travels, work and family with my studies very easily. The University’s administration and efficiency is amazing – they always responded to my concerns immediately.
Studying the BSc Information Systems and Management has improved my knowledge and awareness of the use of information data in my environment, my company and the oil and gas industry. With the knowledge that I now have, I want to explore the use of information systems to bridge the gap between business enterprise and the manufacturing process. I’m planning to do my Masters in Information Security as I want to find a way of applying the different systems in different industries in Nigeria. I’m very proud to be a graduate of the University of London.