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.

UK events in December

It has been an unusual year, but don’t let that stop you from exploring and enjoying the UK. Have a look at the in person and virtual events for this month. 

UK events in November

Virtual events Book Week Scotland [16 – 22 November] People of all ages and walks of life come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. Manchester Animation Festival [15-17 November] Manchester Animation Festival is the UK’s largest Animation Festival dedicated to the celebration of the animated art […]

What I learnt from an academic setback

by Christine Coc, Chevening Alumna

I hadn’t planned on being a teacher. With a bachelor’s degree in biology, I was enthusiastic that further studies in forensics would be suitable. That plan did not materialise, and I took up my first job as a high-school biology teacher. Having worked for five years at my school, I could see that my students’ […]

What leadership qualities do you need to become a Chevening Scholar?

Are you considering applying for a Chevening Scholarship? Are you wondering how you can demonstrate the ways in which you meet Chevening’s leadership requirements? We hear from 2020/2021 Chevening Scholar Sushma Mahabala about her journey to achieving a Chevening Scholarship.

The Big Neural Data Project: Mental health research gets a new look

Carlos Escalante studied Neuroscience on his Chevening Award at University College London. His initiative, The Big Neural Data Project, uses technology to optimise therapies for mental health. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified mental health needs around the world, he tells us how he’s planning to transform approaches to mental health. Mental health is […]

Working to bring sustainable energy to rural Nigeria

Yetunde Fadeyi is a new alumna, part of the class of 2019. REES Africa is an initiative she co-founded to help improve energy access in rural parts of Nigeria. Here she tells us about her inspirations for setting up REES, the challenges she faced, and her hopes for the future. REES Africa (Renewable Energy & […]