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Should I Quit My Bank Job For Masters In Uk?

I AM A 2-1 MECHANICAL ENGR PRESENTLY WORKING IN THE BANK AS A TELLER.I AV BIN WOKING FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS NOW. I WANT TO REGIGN NEXT YEAR AND TRAVEL TO UK FOR MY MASTERS.BUT MY FAMILY KEEP TELLING ME NOT TO THAT A BIRD IN HAND IS WORTH 2 IN THE BUSH.THAT I SHOULD JUST CONTINUE IN THE BANK SINCE JOBS ARE NOT SO EASY TO GET EVEN WITH A MASTERS.PLEASE ADVISE ME.

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[b]My brother I think u've heard enuf advices. Like the saying goes "A WORD IS ENUF FOR THE WISE", I will only advice u take a decision that will always put smiles on ur face.

Best of luck.

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I think i should chip in a little here, I think its a good idea for you to come over and have your master degree, on the hand that you have the money to sponsor yourself, IF not, My brother You will surfer and regret you ever come to the UK. I aint scaring your Bottom, and if u think i am, i will give u some people i know that are back in nigeria now that have ur own problem  then they can advice you.

I have many people in england that have degree, masters and guess what they find it difficult to have a job, but only if you decided that after getting your master degree you firing away back home then that is a good one,

Anyway if you still think u want to travel abroad, don't go london, move to scotland, or north west of england, those are the cheapest places, cause man i swear its aint easy man i wont scare you, to get a job, which as a student you can only do 20 hours a week? man even me I'm an MCSA, DIPLOMA IN BTECH 3 years experience IN SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR I NEVER GET A JOB FOR OVER 8 MONTHS NOW, and u gotta share a room with another friend? gotta pay bills? and still pay your master degree? How u gon do that my bru? I aint scaring you but u need to program your self man. And don't even think of going to colleges that affiliates with UNI, cause they crap,  Man i don't know how u gon survive man, cause many people in england that have better jobs in nigeria and came here regret coming here my fellow brother, but if u have money to look aftr yourself for a yr i will say give it 101 shot and come as soon as possible.

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My cousin is a chemistry graduate.

Now she serves tea as a PA in a bank.

For how long r u going to feel unsatisfied in ur job?

how u feel abt going t work evry morning is more important than the money u receive at d end of the month.

I think u shld go for ur masters.

but jst remember. . .

Work Hard.A good masters degree would get u anywhere u want t be.seriously.

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I don't know who these folks that are advising you are. If you would consider my point of view- stay on your job or change jobs, go and be cash officer somewhere. This will give you anoda perspective of things/the career. Let me tell you something, fulfillment is a thing of the mind. If you are good at your job and display leadership skills after two year, they should move you from tellering (look inwards, most teller in naija banks are OND holders). I no dey yab you o.

Let me give you a little background about myself, so u will know that i know what im saying-

i was a banker in naija for 3 years

moved to the us in 05 for a masters and

work for a big professional service firm

returning to naija pretty soon.

please don't mind the structure of my contribution, i just figured i shd chip in sthg b4 u make a move that u may regret.

i have a friend that made first class at Unilag- worked in a bank, he went to imperial college and made a distinction, that couldn't get a job in the UK. He is back in naija, in finance.

I have another friend that is still in the Uk. engineering background and 2 years banking experience struggling to get into oil and gas after a masters in the best the oil and gas prog in the uk. age and lack of experience are his major issues.

My advise to you is- repackage yourself and get into something new or more interesting in banking. You have two years experience already, I wonder why you would want to trash that. Try marketing if you're looking for sthg challenging.

Schooling and living in the UK or anywhere in the west is not cheap, except you have some scholarship. US colleges offer alot of scholarship opportunities, u will just have to write gre and toefl; if u insist on a career change, i think this will be ur best bet. To be frank with you, resources are becoming scarce in the west and things are getting tighter. over 760,000 jobs have been lost so far in the US for example.

I hope I have helped you in some ways.

let me know if u have any question.

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ve got one word for u bro, JA!bank job will just leave u in one position.with ur 2-1 and 2yr job exp,u r good to go boy

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my broda just left the country for Scotland last month for his masters in oil and gas engineering in the university of aberdeen , prior to this he was a business manager in Firstinland bank, Ladipo branch and earning 3.8 million naira annually but he still left.

I intend to leave the country myself for sweden by nxt year for my masters altho am not earning nearly as much as my broda but I think it's the way to go.

Go for it and by the way do you know that in Scotland you are given 2 years work permit after your masters

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u shld do a masters program that will ensure getting a gud job after d course, u already av abt 2 yrs of "non-engineering" work experience but then ur job role stacks up gud pts for u wrt soft skills etc. As per supporting urself in d UK my best advice is dat u av ALL of the funds u nid (school fees + living expenses). draw up a monthly budget, find out about d cost and standard of living in ur intended school (u can usually get dis on their website). some use up their 20hrs/week working to support themselves - I wldnt advice this sha. all da best!

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i wil like to know those who have done their mastrs in the uk.i guess its not easy there financing ones self.i am striving so hard to save the much i can.what exactly are the typical finacial challenge u face?

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The earlier you make up your mind, the better for you.

Do not waste time. MSc is just 12 months. Go for it. ASAP.

I know a manager in an oil servicing company in nigeria, that resigned from his well-paid job to go to one of the schools you mentioned above.

There are a lots of Nigerians in UK universites,

If you are already married, that makes it a bit complicated. If not, then no wahala.

Best Wishes.

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it is possible for u to ask for leave in ur bank for the number of months u will be spendin in the uk.so that when u get back u can still av ur job if u still need it.i dont think it is adviceable to quit it is not easy to find one.

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thanks, all for ur contributions and advices.for those taht asked. my first degree was from the university of benin, and i intend going to imperial college london or heriot-watt scotland. dont ask me if i can aford it cos i already know the cost. i intend going back to my field after my masters ie engineering. i dont like the bank job at all. i find no ffulfilment here. no matter the ocmpany and the pay, as long as i am doing sth enginnering, i will be happier.

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You can go for the master provided that

1 You`ve got the admission and the visa

2 You have the full school fee with you (Thinking of getting the school fee over there might take you 2-3 years with hard work which might affect your study and how you plan things)

3 You`ve got signed agreement with your bank that you will be back when you finish your master after a year (coming back with masters earns you more money)

If you cannot meet the above kindly stay with your Job in Nigeria.

Good Luck brother.

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I will advise u go 4 the masters degree but have u taken time 2 cost the process? i mean all round cost. An estimate says it cost s about £30,000 with out feeding. If u have worked for only 2 yrs then hw do u intend to sponsor it ? Again consider seeking this admission later when u may have worked for 4 or 5 yrs.

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@ Poster,

a graduate as a teller in a bank? Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!

Go 4 ur masters. Except the bank is offering u a better paying position. With a higher degree, u become more marketable. Take this from someone who knows cos i've been there & i'm still there. If u have the opportunity to finance urself 4 a masters abroad, take it. Better than a "TO" in a bank which is alot lower than entry level in d same bank.

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Hello,

Before you resign there is alot of things you need to consider, I will just outline a few.

Which university will you be attending and what course are you planning to do, a word of advice when applying for a master program in the UK try and attend a recognised university not a affiliate college linked to a university.

Secondly if you are doing planning on doing a masters degree, you are ONLY supposed to work 20 hours. If caught you will be deported back, am not scaring you but just an advice

What do you intend to do after

If you need more advice contact kokorunna@yahoo.com

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before you think of resigning, have you contacted a school? if you have, do you fulfill the admission requirements? do you have the funds? sorted out your visa? it's not that straight forward as it might seem. i don't want to discourage you but there are a lot of things to think about. anyway, in whatever decision you make, i wish you the best.

p.s. your folks are right, only God knows how many masters degree holders don't have jobs and for those that do, there isn't any job satisfaction.

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Success is not easy ,  you fight for it and take risks for it . Ask any successful man he did not achieve it by being complacent. Go get your degree , stay focused while you are there and make sure you have a plan. In terms of information on Investment banking degrees . Go to the British council , to do your research .

The difference between a dreamer and a do'er is the doing

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Before I can provide you with any advice, I would need to understand what your career aspirations are.

What are your plans in the next 3 years and in the next 10 years?

What do you want to do a Masters in?

Which university did you get your 2.1 in?

Where do you think your key soft and hard skills lie?

Which universities in the UK do you have in mind?

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am getting more infuriated knowing am being used and highly underutilised.as an engineer that i am trained to be,i should be doing somtin more challenging and innovative ,rather am made to count and pay people money 'ow do u engineers woking in the bank cope'

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anyway,a bird in hand is worth 2in d bush,but a degree in the uk is better.i prefer u go 4 uk degree,u will eventually come back better.u know nigeria we worship certificate not to talk of international certificate.tanx

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PLS I need help on schools that offer m.sc in investment bank and the admission procedures

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my dear I am a banker too .And I am thinking of resigning too and going for my masters in the u.k

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