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.

Scholar predictions: Politics in 2020

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2019,

We asked our scholars what they thought would happen in world politics in 2020. Here's what they had to say...

Crystal ball - scholar predictions

UK events in January

Anywhere in the UK (throughout the year) Running! It may be cold outside but there’s one sure fire way to get warm and that’s to run. Start off the New Year in a healthy way and break into a sweat, make friends and get fitter at a free running event held in cities across the […]

Women and wellbeing in Central Asia

How do we care for our own and other’s wellbeing? How do we harness practical tools at our disposal to improve our quality of life? These were the big questions being tackled at the Chevening CIS Conference in November. Hosted by the Russia Chevening Alumni Association with the British Embassy in Moscow, the event attracted […]

Tackling climate change in the Western Balkans

The Greening Western Balkans’ Environmental Conference took place in Skopje at the end of October, with the intention of tackling climate change head on. Gjakush Kabashi gives us an account. The environmental issues faced by the Western Balkans countries have drastically increased over the last few years, raising the demands of the citizens and the […]

300 women sailing into the fight against plastic

Chevening Alumna Kirana Augustina was chosen to be one of 300 women taking part in a cross Atlantic voyage to raise awareness of plastic pollution. Here she gives her account of the journey. It sounds unreal at first. How can an all-women crew be so brave in the middle of open seas and face all […]

Five times the British weather has let me down

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2019,

After around an eight month application process from start to finish, Chevening Scholars finally arrive in the UK in September/October – also known as autumn. And spring, summer, and/or winter depending on the day. A common message people in the UK send to one another is, ‘what is the weather like where you are?’, because […]

A Night at The Laboratory

The essence of Chevening is to drive forward innovation and collaboration. To this end, The Laboratory was held on 7 November – an evening to encourage the sharing of ideas between alumni, with three chosen Cheveners giving a short pitch, outlining their idea for creating impact. The event kicked off with a speed networking session […]