- Full Name: Edidiong Bassey
- Course of Study: Accounting
- Graduation Year: 2014
- Current Professional Title: Hardiman PhD Scholar
- Name of Employer (or indicate self-employed, retired): National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
- Phone: +353897089712
Q1: Why did you choose to study at LCU?
I wanted a private university that gave students freedom and it was one of the few private universities around at the time.
Q2: What is your favorite memory of LCU; a class, a lecturer, an activity or an experience?
Being the best graduating student in my set and giving a speech at the convocation ceremony in 2014. It was a surreal experience.
Q3: What have you done since graduating from LCU?
I travelled abroad for further studies
Q4: What is your current job role? And what does it involve?
I am a Hardiman Scholar at NUIG. In my role, I have been involved in tutoring postgraduate students in data analytics and also conducting research on tax administration in Nigeria.
Q5: How did your education at LCU help you get to where you are now?
The education I received at LCU gave me the ability to think for myself. I will always appreciate the broad and diverse curriculum. There are also the lifelong friendships which have been helpful to me. At LCU, I gained the resilience needed to break any barriers.
Q6: What advice would you give to prospective students of LCU?
If you want a private university that will give you an all-round experience, be it social, academic, spiritual, emotional, as well as valuable life skills, then LCU is for you.
Q7: What advice would you give to LCU’s current students?
Write a plan, clearly mapping out where you want to be in one, two, five, and ten years, and then set realistic and achievable goals that will help you to get to each of your already mapped-out destinations.
Q8: Mention one or two of your proudest professional or personal accomplishments since graduating from LCU.
I won a scholarship to study for a Master of Research at the University of East Anglia, UK and I also won a scholarship to study for my PhD at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Q9: If you had it to do all over again, would you still choose LCU?
Yes, I would choose LCU again and again! The freedom given to the young adults, within reasonable boundaries is not available in many private universities. The environment of the campus is beautiful, safe and secure, and it is still improving every day.
Q10: If the opportunity presents itself, will you be happy to support the University or other LCU Alumni?
Yes, I would be happy to support, if I can because I am proud to have attended Lead City University.