CAMFF fellows hosted a forum event to discuss the key themes and challenges facing the media, after participating in the seven-week media freedom programme at the University of Westminster.
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.
We recently spoke to Chevening Alumnus Yarden Woolf, one of the leaders of the Chevening Israel Alumni Network (CIAN), to find out how the group relaunched in 2020 and soon became bigger than ever.
With the Class of 2020 now heading home to begin the next chapter of their Chevening journey, we reflect on our farewell event, Summer Connect, and the lessons and tips the speakers had for our graduating class.
The last two years have been challenging for all, although we know that for some of our Cheveners what helped them greatly was taking part in national or international mentoring programmes. We asked some of the implementers of such programmes WHY and HOW should others approach such an initiative.
Evans Lyndon Baines-Johnson was awarded the Chevening Scholarship in 2015 from Sierra Leone, in West Africa. Before studying Governance and Public Policy at the University of Sheffield, Evans was involved in the 2014 Ebola response as part of an international NGO. This experience was the starting point of a rewarding and fulfilling journey as a volunteer, turning into the catalyst for the career he is now pursuing.
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.
Many of us are or have been struggling with the pressures of a master’s degree, including balancing course workload with meeting assignment deadlines, studying for exams, researching our dissertation, and extra-curricular activities, leading to feelings of anxiety, stress, and sometimes a loss of enthusiasm.
The examination and assessment period might look very different this year, with less paper-based exams in exam halls and more online and written assessments instead.
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?
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.