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.

When life doesn’t go to plan

When things don’t go according to plan, we can be left feeling frustrated at best. At worst, it can seriously impact our confidence and self-esteem. What can we do when this happens?

Your voice is a powerful tool

Asking for what you want can be difficult. It means being vulnerable, so it's not entirely surprising that so many of us dislike doing it. Yet being vocal about what you want can offer huge benefits for professional success.

Career advice I wish I could give my younger self

Developing an advanced skill set and building meaningful professional relationships: the two pillars of professional success. We speak with medical doctor and global health specialist Dr Frederick Mate.

Leading progress in the arts and culture sector

Progress requires leadership. It requires leaders to convene the perspectives of many, action the best ideas and collectively raise the overall standard of practice. We talk to María García Holley, a passionate advocate for the arts, about how to lead progress in the sector.

5 lessons for professional success

Our experiences shape who we are. Our successes, failures, monumental moments and everyday occurrences, all guide our life decisions and shape our identities. How can we use our experiences to help us succeed professionally?

Career success: What does it take?

Perseverance, empathy and self-reflection are all qualities that hold you in good stead for a long and happy career. Odonzaya Ayurzana, Principal Advisor HR at Rio Tinto Mongolia, shares why.

Making difficult career choices

Career paths are not always clear. It’s highly likely that there will be times in almost every professional journey where the next step is not obvious. How should we face these difficult decisions?

Why leadership is about building relationships

Developing networks and relationships with peers has always been an important part of successful leadership. Vice-Principal, External Relations at the University of Glasgow, explains why.

Embracing change

Just about the only thing you can guarantee in life is change. How can we learn to embrace it and become inspiring leaders?