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.

Seven lovely sunrises/sunsets I’ve captured in the UK

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

Yes, it’s true that daylight hours in the UK can vary greatly based on location as well as time of year. They can lead to summer sunrises of 4am and winter sunsets of just after 3pm. One major advantage to this is, of course, the wonderful sunrises and sunsets that can be seen all across […]

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Raising awareness of adverse childhood experiences in Jamaica

by Juleus Ghunta, Chevening Alumnus

Juleus Ghunta is an author, conflict resolution facilitator, and public speaker from Jamaica. As a 2017 Chevening Scholar, he earned an MA in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, where he was awarded the Social Ambassador Prize for outstanding contribution to the Division of Peace Studies and International Development. His dissertation examined the causes and […]

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Tips for dealing with exam pressure

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

If you are currently revising for or taking exams you may be feeling pressured. Here are a few tips to help you get through your exams:  1) Stay healthy, eat well, and exercise! It is vital that you don’t neglect your health during the exam period. You should try to eat a healthy balanced diet. […]

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Shaping the future with disruptive solutions

by Bettina von Stamm,

What are the buzzwords of our time? What is it that really matters to today’s leaders, change makers and innovators? Words like ‘sustainability’ and ‘disruptive solutions’ might seem overused, but the urgency behind them is very real. Whether it’s natural disasters, climate change, lack of access to water or forced displacement, it is clear that […]

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Alumni Alliance begins its next chapter

The Chevening Alumni Alliance (CAA) are a group based in the UK, with membership open to all Chevening Alumni, wherever they are based. The board members are all volunteers, and give up their time because they love Chevening! With board members from Latin America, South East and East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, […]

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Following in the footsteps of greatness

Due to the critical and creative nature of its higher education, it is no surprise that many of the world’s greatest thinkers have studied in the UK. Sanja Gardasevic highlights some of the most influential people to come out of UK institutions, among them over 100 Nobel Prize winners.

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Uniting a nation through sport

The UK is home to Premier League football, and it annually hosts the London Marathon, F1 Grand Prix, Wimbledon, and many other events. Martin Asiedu-Dartey gives a rundown of his time in the UK during the 2018 World Cup.

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