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.

Virtual events in March

Britain’s Archaeological History  (ongoing) Britain’s eclectic history means it’s a nation that is incredibly rich in archaeology. From well-known Neolithic sites like Stonehenge and Avebury, to Roman roads, Saxon hoards and Viking burial sites, the land beneath our feet provides many clues about the country’s past. Discover some of Britain’s best kept heritage sites to […]

UK events in February

Virtual events Southbank Centre online season Ongoing With many entertainment venues shut for physical events, broadcasts from the world of music, literature and film are being streamed for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home for a fraction of the cost! Pancake Day 16th February Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is traditionally […]

We are family

Chevening unites scholars across the globe, but for some the bond goes far deeper.

UK events in January

Virtual events Tales Tattled & Told – 16 January Join Lichfield-based storyteller Maria Credali and the Tales Tattled & Told crew for an evening of storytelling, carried with music by the Oxfordshire duo Wednesday’s Wolves.   Florence Nightingale Comes Home – 21 January The Royal College of Nursing Library and Archives presents a roundtable event discussing […]

Winter wellbeing and Christmas support for scholars and international students

December is upon us. Lights twinkle on decorated trees in homes around the UK as the evenings grow darker and colder. Christmas can be a joyful time of year, but for international students studying in a foreign country it can sometimes be more challenging. You might be separated from your friends and family due to distance or the restrictions of the pandemic.

UK events in December

It has been an unusual year, but don’t let that stop you from exploring and enjoying the UK. Have a look at the in person and virtual events for this month. 

UK events in November

Virtual events Book Week Scotland [16 – 22 November] People of all ages and walks of life come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. Manchester Animation Festival [15-17 November] Manchester Animation Festival is the UK’s largest Animation Festival dedicated to the celebration of the animated art […]

What I learnt from an academic setback

by Christine Coc, Chevening Alumna

I hadn’t planned on being a teacher. With a bachelor’s degree in biology, I was enthusiastic that further studies in forensics would be suitable. That plan did not materialise, and I took up my first job as a high-school biology teacher. Having worked for five years at my school, I could see that my students’ […]