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.

Eleven SMAs were selected for 2021/2022, and you can read more about them below.

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


Albert Ghana

Country: Indonesia
University: University of Glasgow
Course: MSc Media Management

‘The opportunity to network with the brightest individuals from all over the globe is one of the privileges I have as a Chevening Scholar. Throughout my year, I will focus on sharing the Chevening values of inclusivity and diversity. I will also share my experiences of learning about new cultures and visiting beautiful places in the UK.’

Alex Vasquez

Country: Costa Rica
University: King’s College London
Course: MA Digital Culture & Society

‘Hello everyone, and as we say in tropical Costa Rica: Pura vida! I am very excited to have the opportunity to show you my journey in the UK, and while doing so, I’d like to represent those students who belong in diversity. I am an advocate for people with disabilities and the LGBTQI+ communities back home, and I believe we should all be represented. Follow me on social media to learn more about my Chevening experience.’

Daniela Perozo Coste

Country: Dominican Republic
University: University of Edinburgh
Course: MSc International Development

‘Being a Chevening Scholar is an unforgettable experience. I’m really eager as a social media ambassador to share my personal adventure with everyone, so stay tuned for some beautiful photos and stories about my journey.’

Emma Terchenko

Country: Russia
University: Birkbeck, University of London
Course: MSc Management

‘I love inspiring people through my photos and texts, and this year promises to be full of stories to tell! As a Chevening SMA, I would like to share my experience in this year-long adventure and help others learn as much as possible about the great opportunities that a Chevening Scholarship can give.’

Korng SOK

Country: Cambodia
University: University of Birmingham
Course: MA Education (Leadership)

‘Hello everyone, or in Cambodian we say, “Choum Reap Sour.”

As one of the Social Media Ambassadors, I hope my once-in-a-lifetime Chevening journey in the UK will inspire you to join our vibrant community. And trust me, Chevening is more than just academic opportunities. If you don’t trust me, follow my social media to see it for yourself.’

Muaz Mohd

Country: Malaysia
University: Imperial College London
Course: MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance

‘Chevening has given me the opportunity to live and study in my favourite city, London. I love sharing my experiences and journey on social media – there’s always something new to explore here. So come and join me in my journey, and don’t hesitate to say hi!’

Nariswari Khairanisa Nurjaman

Country: Indonesia
University: University of Cambridge
Course: MPhil in Public Policy

‘After a 1.5 year pandemic-pause, I am so happy to start a new chapter as Chevening Scholar at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge!

Because happiness is only real when it is shared, I look forward to share my experience of exploring the UK’s nature, culture, and future with you.’


Priyanka Darshani

Country: Fiji
University: University of Dundee
Course: MSc Sustainability: Climate Change and Green Economy

‘“Here to inspire & lead your way”

As your new SMA, I am beyond exhilarated to have the opportunity to make you fall in love with the aesthetic of Scotland and its heritage – I hope you get to see the hidden sight of the beautiful highlands. Hoping my Chevening journey can inspire you to take the leap and perhaps to visit Scotland at least once in your life!’


Saif Muhammad

Country: Nepal
University: University of Nottingham
Course: MA Digital Teaching and Learning

‘I’m honored to be serving as an SMA for Chevening’s 2021 cohort. I’ll use this opportunity to showcase the beauty of United Kingdom and my university life through photography, art, and writing. Join me on my once in a lifetime adventure.’

Sharon Zaaruka

Country: Namibia
University: Cardiff Metropolitan University
Course: MSc Digital Marketing Management

‘Being chosen for Chevening is a dream come true. I am thrilled to create new connections, network with leaders, obtain quality education, and explore the UK. Being an SMA gives me the platform to share the journey through my lens; I hope to inspire more people to apply for this great opportunity.  Join this self-certified foodie and budget traveller on this exciting journey in the UK.’

S’nothando Mthimunye

Country: South Africa
University: Brunel, University of London
Course: MSc Marketing

‘Being a Chevener is not only an educationally empowering opportunity, but also an incredibly enriching experience as well. Where better to experience renowned art, history, theatre, fashion, and creativity than in one of the most influential cultural capitals in the world. Follow my journey, as I share the creative and cultural side of the UK from the lens of a Cultural Maverick!’