Tag: University of Sussex

My Chevening Journey: Signing Out

In September,2015, I arrived in the United Kingdom(UK). This was after sorting out the English requirement test complications that almost made me lose my scholarship. After interacting with other scholars, I got to learn many scholars had similar experiences. So my advice to the 2016/17 Cohort is, sort out your English test requirements as soon as possible. I began my journey in the UK, with getting lost due to the new environment. Good thing, I found a helpful school and faith community that ga [...]

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The Story of How I got the Chevening Scholarship

I worked hard. I approached a lot of people to make sure that I get this scholarship. I kept pushing all my referees to draft that reference letter. I did not want anything to stand in the way of my scholarship. I finally submitted the application. Then, I waited for feedback. Hours turned into days, and days into months. Lastly, I got the email.   It read as follows: An enormous number of qualified candidates applied for these awards. An independent shortlisting panel was formed to assess appli [...]

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