September 1, 2016, by International students
#ChosenforChevening – new Chevening Scholars preparing to join us at Nottingham
The University of Nottingham is a popular destination for Chevening Scholars and we’re looking forward to welcoming a talented and diverse group of new scholars from countries around the world who will arrive to start courses with us this year. Here are three of the new Chevening Scholars who are about to join us at Nottingham.
Andreas Julião de Paula, from Brazil
My name is Andreas Julião de Paula, I am a 27 years old engineer from Brazil, and I will be studying MSc Sustainable Energy Engineering at the renowned University of Nottingham. This unique opportunity came through my successful application to the Chevening Scholarship programme.
Chevening provides the educational opportunity that young leaders need to succeed in their professional career plans. As a result, positive long-term relations between these leaders and the UK institutions are built, creating research, business and educational opportunities in key areas such as environment, engineering, sustainable development, and many others.
A financed MSc, at a renowned university, through a prestigious programme, that empowers you to succeed as a professional, whilst causing a positive impact in society; it does not get any better than this.
Hasan AlAgele, from Iraq
I graduated from my four studies of physiotherapy in 2011, whereas I put the master studies as my life goal. BUT, the challenges were bigger than this goal. No physio masters study in Iraq, no governmental scholarships for this profession, personal financial resources are limited. Then, suddenly everything changed by one link on the web that was www.chevening.org, my future plans become bigger and bigger now after reaching this stage, I am planning for a long-term strategy to change the situation of physiotherapy services in Iraq.
This planning work on four pillars: education, professional development, services quality and establishing the Iraqi Physiotherapy Association ( IPTA). To be the first Iraqi physiotherapist having his masters from the UK putting extra responsibility on me. Even though I am sure through my study at The University of Nottingham, this respected and well-known university, will give me the right keys to managing my future plans as well as the Chevening Scholarship will upgrade my leadership skills to the level that will make me the leader of physiotherapy profession in Iraq.
Dwayne Tucker, from Jamaica
I am Dwayne Tucker, a Jamaican Senior Medical Technologist at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, and the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in the Department of Pathology. I have worked in this capacity for over six years and have garnered valued experience and expertise in the area of clinical laboratory diagnostic techniques. I will be pursuing the MSc Oncology at The University of Nottingham, as I am passionate about cancer research and keen on diversifying the diagnostic techniques available for cancer in Jamaica and the Caribbean.
As someone who is passionate about my profession, I aim to inspire other medical technologists in Jamaica to find their true calling as medical professionals and help to develop the lacking areas that make up the Jamaican health sector.
New Chevening Scholars around the world are using the hashtag #chosenforChevening on social media to celebrate their scholarship as they get ready to study in the UK.
Applications for Chevening Scholarships in 2017/18 are open until 8 November 2016.
Find out about studying at The University of Nottingham with a Chevening Scholarship.