5 #ConfidentlySmart reasons to be a Chevening Scholar

I am a dreamer. I am #ConfidentlySmart, #IamChevening. I’m part of a renowned and famous scholarship programme with more than 30 years of existence: the prestigious Chevening awards scheme. Hi, I am Manuel Besares, a 24 year old MPH Public Health (International Health) student at the School of Medicine of The University of Nottingham for …

Scholarship advice from Sunday, a Nigerian doctor

By Ugwoke Sunday Paul, a Nigerian doctor who has recently completed MMedSci Assisted Reproduction Technology at The University of Nottingham with a Chevening Scholarship. My name is Ugwoke Sunday Paul.  I am from Ibagwa-Ani in Enugu State, Nigeria.  I first graduated with a degree in Applied Biochemistry in 2007 from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and …

Goodbyes are always hard

By Amber Baba Jan from Pakistan, who has recently completed MSc Advanced Nursing at The University of Nottingham, funded by a Commonwealth shared Scholarship.  Throwback to one of the pictures I took when I started my journey to The University of Nottingham and now I’m counting my last few days in this beautiful country, amongst the …

Jordana’s advice for international students on setting up a business in the UK

Hello! I’m Jordana and I am an international graduate from The University of Nottingham. I studied MSc Clinical Nutrition and my masters project focused on diabetes. During my studies, I came across the Postgraduate Ingenuity Prize (now renamed to Ingenuity16 for this year), a competition for students to submit their business ideas, organised by the …

Nottingham calling

Leaving my hometown Benin City in Nigeria, for the United Kingdom, I always knew the weather was going to be an issue. This meant going from fire into an ice-making machine. This might sound like respite, but the story is best told by international students, most especially those from Africa and Asia. Complaining to my …

Welcome Programme 2016

By Camilla Gottlieb, a Chevening Scholar from Uruguay. Last Thursday and Friday were the Welcome Programme at the University. I arrived to Nottingham on the 5th of September so I was really looking forward to these days where I could see the University starting to become a real thing. I woke up very early on …

International undergraduate students share their advice for new starters

Magda, Poland: ‘Get involved! The first weeks of Autumn semester give you a beautiful opportunity to try billions of new things and make new friends. Do you like board games? Go to the board games society session! Want to learn how to meditate? Join Buddhist & meditation society! Want to meet people from your country? …

International PhD students share their advice for new starters

Malathe, Sudan: ‘Get into different experiences, share your thoughts, your culture, your traditions and even your research or project, engage as much as you can, it is a once in a lifetime experience.’ Read more from Malathe. Alberto, Spain: ‘Moving to a different country is exciting but can also be quite challenging sometimes. In the …

International masters students share their advice for new starters

Neha, India: ‘I would first like to congratulate all the offer holders and would like to say that just keep all your worries aside because once you’ll be here, everything will start falling in place one after the other without any hassle, and trust me, it will be a cake walk for you all. Just …

#MyCheveningJourney – new Chevening Scholars joining us at Nottingham

We’re welcoming new scholars from around the world who have been awarded the UK’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships to study at The University of Nottingham. We introduced three of our new Chevening Scholars in our recent #chosenforChevening blog post. Now two more of our wonderful new Chevening Scholars talk about their Chevening journey to study with us. Cecilia Oluwafisayo Aransiola, …