In a year that has seen the force of nature wreak devastation in several parts of the world, including Bangladesh, the Caribbean, and Mexico, the big issue of this generation—climate change—was the topic of a Chevening Talk held by British Embassy Cairo. The event, which focussed on the greatest environmental challenges facing Egypt at the moment, […]
Cheveners celebrate 20 years of The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund
The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund recently celebrated 20 years of supporting organisations to increase their impact on education services. To mark the occasion, 12 Chevening Scholars and recent alumni were invited to attend an event hosted at Shell’s head office in London.
Chevening has been one of Shell’s longest standing partners for 18 years, and the funds received from Shell have helped to expand the programme and enabled more scholars to access further education.
Directors of the Shell Centenary Board commented on how they enjoyed engaging with Chevening Scholars and praised their ambition.
When asked about the impact of the Shell/Chevening Scholarship on his professional and academic development, one scholar from the 2016 cohort said:
‘I am grateful in many ways for the sponsorship towards my Chevening Scholarship. Without it, I would not have been able to complete a specialised master’s programme at one of the top universities in the UK and the world. Furthermore, the additional benefits of meeting international students, important network contacts as well as activities external to my master’s have not only contributed to my immediate personal self-growth but towards future rewards which I will be ever grateful for.’
Shell thanks those who attended the event to help celebrate all that the scholarship fund has achieved.
Last month, over 40 people took part in the ‘Bring a Future Chevener Hike’ in the Khomas Mountain on Farm Godeis. Organised by the British High Commission Windhoek and the Chevening Alumni Association of Namibia, the hike served as both a mentoring and information-sharing opportunity. Each alumnus was invited to bring along an individual with the potential to become a Chevening Scholar so […]
Last month, the Chevening Brunei Association hosted the Brunei Chevening Youth Forum 2017 at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) to provide a platform for youth to discuss emerging creative industries and their impact on the economy. The topics discussed include unravelling the creative industry, commercialising creativity, and the creative industry ecosystem exploring three areas – industry collaboration, standards, […]