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Anderson Etika

Country: Nigeria
Studying: PhD in Transport Studies

Anderson Etika


I’m Anderson, a PhD research student at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS). I wanted a top-notch university to pursue my doctorate degree, and the University of Leeds was my best fit. Besides the University being in the Russell Group, ITS has a worldwide reputation in Transportation research.  What I like most about my course is its multi-disciplinary setting, adding a touch of “Research diversity”.

I am naturally a laid-back person with strong affinity for good food and shopping. So during my off-study periods am either chilling with friends and colleagues in one of the University’s cafes or pubs or shopping in Leeds city centre which to me is a “shopping hub” with a variety of shops. I also do voluntary service at my local church during weekends.

When it comes to Leeds, it’s very metropolitan and compact with that easy feel of movement. The cultural diversity makes it stand out among other UK cities.  Leeds has a general low cost of living, making it an ideal place to study and live, hence the large student population. Being someone who likes to shop, the Trinity shopping complex, Merrion Centre and Kirkgate Market are my favourite places and most visited.

I live in a privately run student residence within 13 minutes’ walk to the University. It fits my budget and is accessible to every part of the city.