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.

October – Golden Month of Autumn Foliage

by Syukri Shah, Social Media Ambassador

Colours of Sheffield I love Sheffield. I can’t recommend enough for everyone to come here and enjoy this small city in Yorkshire. Sheffield has an international reputation for metallurgy and steel making, which was a cradle of English steel industry. Furthermore, the first official football club in the world was formed here, Sheffield FC. It […]

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Becoming a 21st century leader

by Majlinda Aliu, Chevening Alumna

During the application window for 2019-20 Chevening Scholarships, Chevening Alumni around the world have been working to promote this life-changing opportunity to potential applicants in their countries. Majlinda Aliu, a Chevening Alumna from Kosovo, writes about one of the ways her local alumni group have been spreading the message. On 22 October, Chevening Alumni Kosova […]

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Welcome to Orientation 2018

by Sevgi Kaymak, Communications Assistant

I joined the Chevening Secretariat just two months prior to our annual Farewell event. There was a lot of work to do across the entire Secretariat to ensure we said farewell to our 2017 scholars in the right way and the right way we did! Following a great Farewell, we jumped straight into planning for Orientation, which is […]

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UK events: November 2018

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

London Hyde Park Winter Wonderland: 22 November to 2 January November in London is full of fun and sparkles. The evenings may be longer and the days a whole lot chillier, but that’s no reason to stay at home. November in London is packed with plenty of ace events and things to do, the returning […]

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Championing sustainable cities

by Andrea San Gil, Chevening Alumna

Andrea San Gil is an environmental engineer and sustainability expert from San José, Costa Rica, who is passionate about cities. She is the founder of the Centre for Urban Sustainability, a non-profit organisation that seeks to improve quality of life for people living in cities in developing counties. Andrea was recently appointed as Advisor to […]

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A stroll down memory lane in Winchester

by Matthew Kon, Programme Officer – UK

Walk through an ancient capital town with a mythical past. For this post, we’ll be sauntering along part of the ‘sunset’ walk below – a self-guided circular trail through beautiful and historic parts of Winchester. 1) You could start your walk at Broadway, dominated by a bronze status of King Alfred the Great, erected in […]

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The Chevening Clore Fellowship: a personal account

by Niyati Mehta, Consultant, Culture and Heritage

My time as a Chevening Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme has been absolutely amazing. I have learnt so much in so many ways. It has led me to spaces I never imagined, taught me life skills, and transformed my understanding of the sector. Little did I know when I started, it would also change the course of […]

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Fifteen first impressions of the UK

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

September and October are busy times for Chevening Scholars. It’s the time when they are packing their bags and travelling to the UK having been awarded a Chevening Scholarship to study in the UK for a one-year master’s degree. For many of our scholars, it will be the first time they have ever set foot […]

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Scholar blog - first impressions of the UK

Teaching over Time and Space

by Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Chevening Alumnus

After three decades of teaching in around a dozen universities, spanning three continents, and multiple disciplines, Chevening Alumnus Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor reflects on the privileges and challenges of moulding young minds, and explores how teaching differs over time and space. Learning curves My journey as a teacher began at Tel Aviv University in 1985 when, […]

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Five reasons to volunteer with Chevening

by Jenny Johnson, Programme Officer – UK

Want to gain new skills and get to know your local area while helping others? In 2017/2018 more than 200 Chevening Scholars from 61 universities across the UK volunteered over 5,000 hours of their spare time for good causes across the UK, and this year we want to do even more to make a difference. […]

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