Chevening Alumna Bettina Schreck is an engineer currently working in the Office of Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women at the UN Industrial Development Organization. Here she gives an account of what it’s like being a woman in the engineering sector.
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.
Find out how a degree at Queen Mary, University of London helped Chevening Alum Pareemala Mauree champion the rights of vulnerable people in Mauritius.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Chevening Scholars have been sharing the advice they wish they’d known when they younger about calling out gender bias, discrimination, and stereotyping.
Achieve your goals, advance your career, and make a positive contribution to something greater than yourself. We explore just some of the reasons international students choose to study in the UK with Chevening.
Chevening Alumni share their advice for successfully applying to Chevening. In this article, we hear from Basma Taysir El Doukhi about how her UK study experience is advancing her career in building a better future for refugees and forcibly displaced communities.
ARCA Fine Arts, a creative project developed with migrant Latin American women living in Porto Alegre, Brazil, arrives on digital platforms on the 18th of October. Composed of digital and printed photographs, the Casa Collection connects its viewers with its artists through a visual experience. Here we learn more about the inspirations behind the project and how it has influenced the experiences of the women it has helped so far.
Mashiat Mahbub Chowdhury and Sayan Muhammad Rafi, two Chevening alumni from Bangladesh, are now making an impact in the development sector of their home country. Either by providing mechanization for agricultural activities or improving women’s knowledge and abilities in business, their work empowers rural Bangladeshi communities to come out of poverty and challenge social and cultural norms.
March 2021 marked an important moment for the Russia Chevening Association – they launched the Diversity and Inclusion Club. The club aims to develop a network of Russian and international female leaders, exchange experiences, empower and support each other in tackling acute challenges in business, social, cultural and personal development. Olga Diachenko, member and leader of the Russia Chevening Association speaks to us about it.
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.
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.