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New year, new goals: How our Chevening community are planning to make the most of 2023
Is 2023 the year you become a #Chevening Scholar? Whatever you’re hoping to achieve, writing a list of new year’s resolutions is a great way to keep you focussed. Read on to find out what some of our Chevening community have on their lists this year.
With the hustle and bustle of the festive period out the way, new year is the perfect time to stop and reflect on what you want to achieve over the next 12 months.
Are you hoping that 2023 is the year you become a Chevening Scholar? If so, remember that applying for a scholarship as competitive as Chevening is a marathon, not a sprint.
While you wait to hear if you’ve progressed to the next round, you should continue to focus on what inspired you to submit an application in the first place. If it was to affect positive social change in your local community, what steps can you take to edge closer to your goal?
Even if it’s something as simple as getting up an hour earlier each morning, coming up with a list of new year’s resolutions is a great way to help you stay focussed and ensure you make the most of your time.
To give you some ideas, we asked members of our Chevening community what their new year’s resolutions are for 2023. Here are some of our favourites:
- ‘To read more literature in my area of study’ – Felix Fomengia
- ‘To have a better sleep routine’ – Isabela Gomez Martinez
- ‘To implement an appropriate learning system that works for me’ – Priska Andini Putri
- ‘To start my dissertation on time and to take the time to enjoy the little things in life’ – Luis Molina
- ‘To publish a book, eat healthier, sleep better, and do more exercise’ – Hafsat Dauda
- ‘To step out of my comfort zone and make the most of my programme by asking more questions and being more active in group work’ – Irushi Tennekoon
But remember, life’s all about balance… so make sure you include some more light-hearted new year’s resolutions like these too:
- ‘To try out new restaurants and cuisines’ – Irushi Tennekoon
- ‘To visit new places and make new friends’ – Hafsat Dauda
- ‘To go to a Premier League game’ – Felix Fomengia
- ‘To connect deeper with the English culture and attend my first opera in London’ – Isabela Gomez Martinez
- ‘To travel around the UK and Europe’ – Luis Molina
- ‘To swim in one of the UK’s seas’ – Priska Andini Putri
What are you waiting for? Grab a pen and paper and get writing!
We look forward to hearing about your journey and wish you all the best for a safe, happy, and successful 2023.
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