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News and blogs
The Chevening community extends to all corners of the globe. Here is the latest news on what is going on in the Chevening network, and blogs from members of our community.
Chevening Scholar, Dr Emmanuel Soma, tells us about his experience of living at Goodenough College while studying during the pandemic
With COP26 (the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties) just around the corner, we want to shine a light on one of the events happening in the run up: A British Council-funded workshop, sure to be a highlight on the road to COP26 in November 2021.
'When I first stepped foot on the island in 2016, it took my breath away. Redonda was simultaneously the epitome of life and death – seabirds and lizards in every direction, but rats and dead goats everywhere between.'
Orna Rosenfeld, 2006 Chevening Alumna and recent winner of the British Council Social Impact Alumni Award, shares an insight into her work in 56 countries, where she advises governments, selected cities and leaders of international organizations on affordable housing and international urban development.
Born and raised in Iraqi Kurdistan, Hana Raza is one of the first female environmental advocates and specialists and has had a positive impact on the wildlife conservation field in Iraq. As a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Cat Specialist Group, the Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME) Conservation […]
Recent Chevening Alumnus Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún always knew his passion lays with books. From his early years when he used to go through his father’s book collection, he then helped Google give Google Maps a Nigerian voice, right before taking his passion a step forward as a Chevening British Library Fellow.
January 2021 marked the start of the Tunisian chapter of the mentoring scheme – ‘The Chevening in Tunisia – Mentoring programme’. Ran by the British Embassy Tunis, the initiative started as a 3-month CAPF (Chevening Alumni Programme Fund) initiative that overcame the unprecedented challenges brought by the pandemic. Chevening Officer Tasnim Abderrahim tells us all about it.
Scholars have given 1,435 hours for 135 different organisations and causes across the UK during the 2020/2021 academic year, despite Covid-19 social distancing requirements.
Virtual and in-person events, June 2021 Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival, 16-23 June 2021 Dust off your walking boots for the Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival. Scotland’s Midsummer Outdoor Festival is an ideal way to explore Moray. From the foothills of the Cairngorms to Moray’s award-winning coastline you can enjoy long summer days discovering Moray’s […]