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.

Protecting wildlife in the Andes

by Marcelo Mazzolli, Chevening Alumnus

Marcelo Mazzolli (Brazil, 1999) is a wildlife scientist specialising in the ecology of large felids (cats). Since completing his Chevening Award at the University of Durham, he’s worked as a researcher and consultant in some of the most beautiful and remote places in the world. Starting out – Projeto Puma I have always been fascinated […]

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Media freedom: an international approach

by Berna Namata, Chevening Alumna

Berna Namata has been a business journalist for more than six years, primarily in Rwanda. She spent a year in London as a Chevening Scholar before returning to Rwanda in 2017, where she currently works for the Nation Media Group’s popular regional weekly newspaper, The East African. After six years’ experience as a print journalist, I […]

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Chevening Talks: An event that inspired me to lead change

by Beatriz Buarque, Chevening Alumna

Beatriz Buarque is a Brazilian journalist and founder of ‘Words Heal the World’, a project that empowers young people around the world to tackle extremism and challenge hate. She completed her MA in International Relations and Security at the University of Westminster in 2017 on a Chevening Scholarship. If I could describe Chevening using just […]

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Raising awareness of adverse childhood experiences in Jamaica

by Juleus Ghunta, Chevening Alumnus

Juleus Ghunta is an author, conflict resolution facilitator, and public speaker from Jamaica. As a 2017 Chevening Scholar, he earned an MA in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, where he was awarded the Social Ambassador Prize for outstanding contribution to the Division of Peace Studies and International Development. His dissertation examined the causes and […]

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Shaping the future with disruptive solutions

by Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan,

What are the buzzwords of our time? What is it that really matters to today’s leaders, change makers and innovators? Words like ‘sustainability’ and ‘disruptive solutions’ might seem overused, but the urgency behind them is very real. Whether it’s natural disasters, climate change, lack of access to water or forced displacement, it is clear that […]

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Engaging your diaspora community through Chevening

by Alwaleed Abdeen, Chevening Alumnus

Every day, thousands of people around the world leave their countries in search of new opportunities. Some individuals will thrive in the diaspora but this prosperity is not always shared by the community as a whole. The success of diaspora communities largely depends on their systems of support, yet, too often, these support groups are […]

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Promoting female empowerment through feminist lawyers network

by Bárbara Sepúlveda Hales, Chevening Alumna

Bárbara Sepúlveda Hales is a lawyer, public speaker, lecturer, and feminist activist. She holds an LL.M Public Law from the University of Chile and, as a Chevening Scholar, she studied for an MSc Gender Research at London School of Economics and Political Science. Bárbara currently works as a public attorney, focusing her practice primarily on […]

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Becoming a 21st century leader

by Majlinda Aliu, Chevening Alumna

During the application window for 2019-20 Chevening Scholarships, Chevening Alumni around the world have been working to promote this life-changing opportunity to potential applicants in their countries. Majlinda Aliu, a Chevening Alumna from Kosovo, writes about one of the ways her local alumni group have been spreading the message. On 22 October, Chevening Alumni Kosova […]

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Championing sustainable cities

by Andrea San Gil, Chevening Alumna

Andrea San Gil is an environmental engineer and sustainability expert from San José, Costa Rica, who is passionate about cities. She is the founder of the Centre for Urban Sustainability, a non-profit organisation that seeks to improve quality of life for people living in cities in developing counties. Andrea was recently appointed as Advisor to […]

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Teaching over Time and Space

by Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Chevening Alumnus

After three decades of teaching in around a dozen universities, spanning three continents, and multiple disciplines, Chevening Alumnus Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor reflects on the privileges and challenges of moulding young minds, and explores how teaching differs over time and space. Learning curves My journey as a teacher began at Tel Aviv University in 1985 when, […]

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