1. Tell us about yourself.
I am Linda Ayodele, I am family-oriented; I have a sister and two brothers. I am a 30 years old and I love travelling, learning about different cultures and languages! I am a sociable person, an educator, and a good cook.
After completing my BSc in Mass Communication at the Ahmadu Bello University, I joined Anglia Ruskin University in 2012 to complete my MA in Human Resource Management and studied in Cambridge Campus (Class of 2014). Currently I’m the in In-Country Rep for Anglia Ruskin in Nigeria.
2. What is your fondest memory at Anglia Ruskin University?
My fondest moment remains my lecture time with Bronwyn Betts, where real issues were discussed. I always looked forward to her classes.
3. What advice would you give to current students as they're preparing to graduate?
Do not neglect days of little beginning and the knowledge you have right now. You can leverage on friendships and connections for the future so ensure you choose your association! #ARUProud
4. What do you know now that you wish you had known whilst you were studying?
I gave up too soon on The Big Pitch competition. And I didn’t realise I could at least get free mentorship by engaging the start-up lab as well.
5. How did your time at Anglia Ruskin help you?
My experience as a student ambassador got me my current job! The presentations and everything associated built my confidence to an appreciable level and this has helped me greatly.
6. What did you love about your chosen course?
I am a very people oriented person and felt I should learn how to manage people better. However, my leadership skills were not so fantastic and I remember the very first class I attended Kevin Roe showed a video about some leadership styles, after which there was an inspiring discussion, I knew this was the course for me because my leadership skills has since improved.
7. What would you tell someone thinking of studying at ARU?
Going to ARU is not just about academics, you will have a holistic development and experience. It’s a case of having it all…
8. In one word how would you describe Anglia Ruskin?
9. Who was the biggest influence on your career?
My uncle who pointed out my area of passion and made me develop it.
10. What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Knowing that I am an alumni and I work for the University in Nigeria.
11. What advice would you give your younger self?
Believe in yourself and what you carry for your world.
12. What drives you?
Seeing people helped in any form.
13. What’s next?
Help the best you can, then head for a PhD.