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.

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

We get quite excited about Christmas here in the UK and we have some great tips for you to help you enjoy the Christmas festivities! Why not sample some mulled wine or make some mince pies for your friends with our recipe? Christmas markets Christmas markets are very popular in the UK as they make a […]

Seven of the best fresher’s events I attended

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

Fresher’s week; the first week of any UK university. A week before the first academic term begins where new students can network, learn more about their university, and generally, settle in. It’s a week where student unions run many events for new students including trips, information sessions, and socialising sessions. As new students, our scholars […]

Scholar blog - best freshers event I attended

Setting sail with the royals

by Kirana Agustina, Social Media Ambassador

The fairy-tale architecture of Edinburgh has made the city one of my top bucket list places to visit in my whole life. This time was even more special as we delved and stepped into royal history. Let’s start with the iconic Edinburgh Castle On a misty Monday morning, a group of scholars gathered to begin […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]