#MyCheveningJourno 2018

10 Aug 2018
Programme Team - UK Chevening Secretariat

Ten Chevening Alumni have been selected to do placements in different departments of the BBC World Service, a highly respected British institution, over a period of three months.

We are sharing their stories, thoughts, and videos from their time at the World Service through our rolling #MyCheveningJourno blog.

We'll be posting regularly on this page as new content comes in from our talented team of journalistic alumni, so check back again soon for more! 

More information on the placements can be found here.


8 October
Placements get underway

How exciting - our scholars' BBC World Service placements have begun!

Here are our selected ten outside BBC Television Centre in central London.

Benon Herbert Oluka posted this photo with the caption: 'Glad to be one of the ten scholars from the Chevening class of 2017/2018 who was selected for a three-month work placement at the BBC in London.

'My Chevening journey continues!'

Our 2018/2019 cohort

Benon Herbert Oluka, Uganda, University of Leeds


Maryam Azwer, Sri Lanka, University of St Andrews
BBC Monitoring


Jacinta Dillon, Argentina, LSE
Solutions-focused journalism / Spanish Latin American service


Dina binti Ahmad Murad, Malaysia, King's College London
World News Hard Talk


Chris Charamba, Zimbabwe, University of Glasgow
African Service in English


Artsiom Shraibman, Belarus, LSE
Russian Service


Nuraidila Binti Abdul Razak, Malaysia, Goldsmiths, University of London
South East Asia Digital


Lara El Gibaly, Egypt, Goldsmiths, University of London,
Arabic long form


Mengchou Cheng, Cambodia, University of Nottingham,
The Enquiry / radio current affairs


Diego Arguedas Ortiz, Costa Rica, King's College London,