Social media ambassadors

Social media ambassadors

Chevening Social Media Ambassadors (SMAs) showcase what it’s like to be a Chevening Scholar by attending events and documenting their journey during their year in the UK.

SMAs show our community what life studying, living, and travelling in the UK is really like. SMAs attend and share content from social or academic Chevening events, and also from their day-to-day life as a scholar using social media, video, and blogs.

Seven SMAs were selected for 2019/2020, and you can read more about them below.

Follow their lives through the #IamChevening hashtag on Instagram and Twitter.


Diana Infante

Country: Mexico
University: Cardiff University

‘Being a social media ambassador to me means daring not to settle for what I’ve already accomplished. Being selected as a Chevening Scholar is a once in lifetime privilege and I want to share with the world my vision, passion and experiences.’

Governor Manganye

Country: South Africa
University: University of Nottingham

‘I am a fun, relatable, and creative person. My passion for information dissemination will be a necessary addition to the SMA team as we help increase visibility of the scholarship.’

Nick Yap

Country: Malaysia
University: Queen Mary, University of London

‘I wanted to be an SMA because I recognise the role not only carries great opportunities to experience the UK and the Chevening journey on a heightened level, but also comes with great responsibility to fly the Chevening flag high. I want to connect with people who are thinking of joining the Chevening family and to share my life as a Chevening Scholar.’

Rog Miguel

Country: Philippines
University: Brunel University London

‘I want to inspire people through the videos that I make, and I would especially love to promote the amazing opportunity that Chevening has to offer to young leaders throughout the world.’

Thamiris Tavares

Country: Brazil
University: University of Manchester

‘Being an SMA will give me the opportunity of not only engaging deeper in my Chevening journey but also of fostering understanding of our differences, and sharing my passion for communicating cross-culturally, understanding others, and defying stereotypes.’

Umair Khan

Country: Pakistan
University: University of Edinburgh

‘I wanted to be a Chevening SMA to promote the goal of Chevening and raise awareness about this prestigious opportunity which is much more than a study award. I will share day to day information about the quality of education, the vibrant culture, diversity, and all of the welcoming people of UK so that more and more people can apply for Chevening’

Wendy Nam-Phuong

Country: Vietnam
University: City University London

‘Spending one year in the UK as a Chevening scholar is a precious once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I want to tell the world about, and social media is the best way to do this. On YouTube, I will be vlogging my year in the UK to show what it is like to everyone out there!’