“I Really Can’t Keep Calm” – Man Says as He Celebrates Winning Chevening Scholarship

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An excited young man identified as Babongile Mncedisi Ncube has celebrated winning the highly competitive UK Chevening government Master’s scholarship to study at University Of Leeds.


  • Babongile Mncedisi Ncube celebrates winning UK Chevening scholarship.
  • The brilliant man is set pursue his Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering at the University Leeds.
  • The courageous man shared his inspiring academic story that leads to his success


The brilliant man, Babongile has shared that he have been chosen as a Chevening scholar to study Msc (MEng) in Geotechnical Engineering at the University Of Leeds.

The UK Chevening scholarship offers full financial support to study for any eligible master’s degree at any #uk university whilst also gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences.

It was Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and partner organisations, Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential and strong academic backgrounds. 

When Cheveners return home at the end of their studies, the new Knowledge, networks, qualifications, and confidence  they bring back with them should mean they are an even greater asset to any organisation.

While announcing his unique academic achievement on LinkedIn, babongile narrated that he can’t keep calm and he was so excited to shared that he was chosen as Chevening scholar.

[quotation=’Babongile wrote on LinkedIn’]”I am so excited to share with you that I have been chosen as a #chevening  Scholar. I am now a #Chevener! !

I really can’t keep calm. I have always wished to take this picture holding this poster written, “I CAN’T KEEP CALM I HAVE BEEN CHOSEN FOR CHEVENING”. I remember each year I will see awarded Chevening Scholars being posted by #UKinZimbabwe. I will adore these posts and get really inspired. I didn’t know that in this very particular day I will also begin my #CheveningJourney.

I will be studying MSc (MEng) in “Geotechnical Engineering as a Chevener at the University of Leeds, a Russell Group University. Et augebitur scientia” – ‘And knowledge will be increased’. I am happy to be joining a global network of the #universityofleeds  with scholars and alumni in more than 197 different countries. 

“I am so grateful to my former university lecturers and work peers who laid the groundwork and exposed me to the field of #geotechnicalengineering. I appreciate the support and encouragement they gave me when I decided to pursue postgraduate studies in this field. It’s another #geotechnicalengineer coming your way!  

“It has been a rollercoaster year full of hard work and anxiety as I navigated through the highly competitive Chevening Scholarship application process. Many thanks goes to my family, friends, and the Chevening Alumni: we made it ! 

“I am thrilled to be joining the Chevening’s #globalcommunity of more than 50 000 #leaders  that are challenging convention, exploring new ideas, asking difficult questions, and creating new solutions to global challenges. I feel the sense of duty and honored to be part of the #positivechange the world needs.” [/quotation]

His friends and colleagues congratulate him for winning the highly competitive UK Chevening scholarship; see some of the comments from Babongile’s friends

Jacob Mwanza-AIRB, MBA wrote: 

[quotation]Congratulations Babo. My kid brother was a Commonwealth Scholar at Leeds and he obtained a Masters in Structural Engineering. If you need any help, please let me know, I can link you guys.[/quotation]

Geraldine Afrika congratulate Babongile by saying: 

[quotation]Hi there, you deserve this. Congratulations. Breathe, dear… Breathe… Keep well. Be safe. Take care.  The journey has begun, are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Good luck and God bless you… Remember to keep moving forward.[/quotation]

Tinashe Mundawarara wrote : 

[quotation]Great University, Great student city, you will enjoy your studies most def! Leeds the best City, Leeds United the best Football Club!!.[/quotation]

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