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.

Artificial Intelligence – To Fear or Not to Fear

by Chris Charamba, Social Media Ambassador

If you are a fan of sci-fi films, then artificial intelligence is something that you would certainly have come across. Terminator, The Matrix and I, Robot are but a few of the blockbusters that focus on sentient machines which threaten human existence. While Hollywood films of such a nature are often far-fetched and stretch the […]

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Six amazing vantage points in the UK

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

Whether it be the incredible Scottish Highlands, the rolling English hills, the peaks in Wales, or the beautiful sea views across Northern Ireland; the UK really does have it all. We asked our scholars to show us some of the amazing vantage points with beautiful views across the UK and you delivered! Now sit back and enjoy […]

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The Lake District’s Wild Nature

by James Gatica Matheson, Social Media Ambassador

‘It is beautiful as it is, there’s nothing else we should do.’ On 1 June, Chevening Scholars from all across the country gathered for an arty and sweety day in one of the most cinematographic British districts: the Lake District. From Penrith train station, Cheveners embarked into more than an hour of incredible green mountain […]

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Moments in May

by Chris Charamba, Social Media Ambassador

The month of May brought with it bright sunny days and clear blue skies to the United Kingdom. After a long winter, the gloomy grey that enveloped the city of Glasgow dissipated, ushering in bold and beautiful hues of the springtime flowers in bloom. Scotland saw everyone come out onto the streets and invade outdoor […]

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City in the spotlight: Cardiff

by Matthew Kon, Programme Officer – UK

Welcome to Wales | Croeso i Gymru Discover Gaerdydd, the capital city of Wales, and encounter a unique cultural identity that makes this city a must see while here in the UK. Housing the largest population in Wales, with three international universities (Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and University of South Wales) you’ll find a […]

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Why I volunteer to help refugees

by Pyone Thet Thet Kyaw,

I heard about the MEENA Centre for refugees through a conversation with my flatmate. Since then I have found new purpose during my time in the UK. From the first day I visited the centre I felt drawn in. I recalled a few years ago all the refugees and internally displaced people who I saw […]

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Why I volunteer to support refugees

by Shari-Ann Palmer, Chevening Scholar

I volunteered as a communication and social media officer for the Reading Refugee Support Group (RRSG). My role at the charity included posting to and updating content on RRSFG’s social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram. I also provided administrative support to the officer manager. In this capacity, I assisted in establishing an internal […]

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Cheveners explore The Great War through literature

by Julius Alejandre, Social Media Ambassador

Chevening Scholars delved into war and literature at the British Library in London last 23 May 2018 for the Chevening Explores… event entitled: ‘The Great War and World Literature’. Scholars were welcomed by Marcie-Jane Hopkins, Head of the International Office at the British Library. In her welcome message, she pointed out the large collection of […]

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Five things you should definitely do whilst in the UK

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

The first thing that (usually) pops to mind when someone mentions the UK is the weather. Well, we put that to one side and wanted you to show us the one thing you thought Cheveners should definitely do whilst in the UK and we selected five that we thought were definitely worth doing! So, feel […]

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Taking part in the Global Scholars Symposium 2018

by Leah Schmidt, Chevening Scholar

‘To me, navigating uncertainty means the quest for knowledge. While uncertainty is typically a liability in human endeavours, the progress of fundamental science builds on uncertainty.’  – Dr Michelangelo Mangano, theoretical physicist, CERN, keynote speaker ‘Scholars must develop institutions for the world of the 21st Century. We need to remember this meeting as the meeting that […]

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