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.
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.
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.
Shanea Strachan, (2020, Bahamas) one of our wonderful SMAs, talks us through her attitude to mental health, her tips for well-being and shares some pictures from her time in Bournemouth. Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 took place a few weeks ago. A week dedicated to focusing on mental health and well-being, this year’s theme […]
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.
Developing an advanced skill set and building meaningful professional relationships: the two pillars of professional success. We speak with medical doctor, global health specialist and 2017 Chevening Alum, Dr Frederick Mate.
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.
As future leaders, young people really can influence politics and benefit society