Events

The Chevening Secretariat organises a diverse programme of talks, workshops, and cultural events for you to get involved with during your time in the UK. Take a look at our future (and past) events below!

Chevening Explores

Human rights and religion or belief – problem or opportunity?

Online via Zoom

£Free (£5 late cancellation/no show fee)

The right to freedom of religion or belief is one of the most controversial human rights. The controversies surrounding this right are somewhat surprising since freedom of religion or belief is intended to protect everyone—religious or not. Yet, it is undeniable that freedom of religion or belief has been increasingly politicised and has been a […]

Leadership Workshop

Positive communication and resolving conflict

Online via Zoom

£Free (£5 late cancellation/no show fee)

Interpersonal conflict is one of the biggest drains on team wellbeing and productivity, costing the economy billions in lost time every year. This workshop explores practical communication tools and techniques drawn from the latest psychological research to strengthen the working relationships in your environment. Date/time: Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 14:00 to 16:00 GMT Ticket release date: […]

Chevening Circles

Chevening Circles: The challenges of international collaboration

Online via Zoom

£Free (£5 late cancellation/no show fee)

Join our monthly networking event to discuss what the challenges facing international collaboration are in this day and age. During this session you can share your ideas on how countries and people all over the world can work together and what you as a Chevener can do to contribute. Ticket release date: From 10:00 on […]

Chevening Explores Volunteering

Crowd and Cosmos: Adventures in the Zooniverse

Online via Zoom

£Free

Citizen science – the involvement of the public in the scientific process – has grown in ambition and scope over the last decade. Distributed crowds of volunteers have helped researchers discover planets, monitor wildlife and transcribe historical texts. In this talk and Q&A, astronomer Chris Lintott, Principal Investigator for Zooniverse.org, will explain the latest discoveries […]

Chevening Explores

Afternoon tea: history and etiquette

Online via Zoom

£Free (£5 late cancellation/no show fee)

During your time in the UK, you may have noticed that we Brits are slightly obsessed with our tea! Join us on this talk where we delve into the history of tea drinking, how and when tea was brought over to Europe, why it became so popular and how it led to an activity called […]

Best of British Presents

Westminster and the English language

Online via Zoom

£Free (£5 late cancellation/no show fee)

Discover the secrets of the corridors of power and streets lined with history in an online tour of Westminster’s fascinating past and present. This will be followed by an interactive session exploring and celebrating the always interesting and often amusing regional varieties of spoken English. Ticket release date: From 10:00 on Thursday, 2 April until […]

Leadership Workshop

Managing exam stress

Online via Zoom

£Free (£5 late cancellation/no show fee)

With the exam period upon us, it’s natural for our stress levels to rise! Focus and concentration are more difficult to maintain than ever before, making it harder to perform under pressure.  Join us on for this workshop, led by Haptivate, to discover how to defeat distractions and focus deeply on the things that matter […]

Equality & Diversity Volunteering

Just-Ice (fighting for justice using ice cream)

Online via Zoom

£Free

Imagine a social enterprise where you have great fun making the best premium ice cream you’ve ever tasted, using only natural and fair-trade ingredients; imagine creating employment for survivors of human trafficking, restoring their dignity and giving them hope and a future; and imagine the profits going to secure the rescue and rehab of child […]