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.

Five things we learnt about the life and works of Shakespeare

by Brian Osweta Otieno, Social Media Ambassador

On Monday, 18 March Chevening Scholars visited Stratford-upon-Avon to learn about the life and works of renowned English writer William Shakespeare. Below are five interesting things we learnt during the trip. Anne Hathaway’s cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon 1) Love-life William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway (26) when he was 18, in 1582. It was in the house […]

UK events: April 2019

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

London and the South East The Boat Race Sunday, 7 AprilRiver Thames, London Watch the historic Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race, which has taken place annually since 1829. The race is a contest between rowing crews from Oxford and Cambridge Universities and takes place on the River Thames in south-west London between Putney and Mortlake.  More information  […]

Five amazing women who you might not have heard about

by Ekaterina Provornaya, Social Media Ambassador

Who shapes knowledge? How can I make the internet a better place? A group of Chevening Scholars delved into these questions during a Wikithon at the Wellcome Library. Led by the Wellcome Collection’s digital editors and a Wikipedia representative,  the session taught us  how to create and edit Wikipedia pages and, what is more, opened […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

10 activities around the UK in March

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

NORTH WEST Release your inner Wordsworth with Words by the Water Festival Keswick, Cumbria8 to 17 March Don’t miss this exciting literature event, a festival of words and ideas, set by the lake surrounded by the Lake District fells. This literary event takes place at the Theatre by the Lake. Visitors can enjoy talks, lectures, […]

Animals that stole my heart: the Highlands cow edition

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

On St Valentine’s Day, we brought you pictures and stories of animals across the UK that captured the hearts of our scholars. We’re sure you noticed one high profile animal was missing… the Highlands cow! Well, the Highlands cow (aka Heilan coo) is always so well loved by our scholars that we thought it deserved […]

Scholar blog: Animals that stole my heart - Highlands Cow edition

60 seconds with Danni Elster

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Find out how Danni’s career in international education led her to Chevening, and what she likes to do when she’s not managing the UK programme! Chevening: What attracted you to come to work with Chevening? Danni: I have been familiar with Chevening for many years as I previously worked in international student recruitment at both […]