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 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 […]

Chevening scholars walk the trail of liberty in Newark

by Julius Alejandre, Social Media Ambassador

A proudly-standing century-old castle tower welcomed 20 Chevening Scholars with Programme Officer Matthew Kon in a day tour of Newark in Nottinghamshire, England, last 18 May. The day tour was part of a series of Best of British events organised by the Chevening Secretariat, this time focusing on the Magna Carta and the importance of […]

Down to the pit, the big pit

by James Gatica Matheson, Social Media Ambassador

On Friday, 11 May, some Cheveners took over the Big Pit National Coal Museum — an industrial heritage museum in south Wales and one of Britain’s leading coal mines during the industrial revolution. Almost in the darkness, we travelled back in time and went underground 90 metres down to understand and explore where hundreds of […]

Five castles that took me back in time

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

All over the world, Britain is well known for having an abundance of incredible castles to transport people back through history. From traditional castles to some that are more… unique, our adventurous scholars have travelled both miles and centuries and now share with you five castles that truly took them back in time: 1. EDINBURGH CASTLE […]

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Scholars learn about WW2 codebreakers at Bletchley Park

by Khaoula Ali, Social Media Ambassador

Chevening Scholars had the chance to visit Bletchley Park, situated in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, which was used to penetrate the secret communication of the German ‘Enigma’ and ‘Lorenz’ ciphers. Right after arriving scholars participated into activities such as workshops, guided and self-guided tours, all to learn in-depth about the park. At the beginning of the […]

Diversity is a journey not a destination

by Elena Pruvli, Chevening Alumna

I am Elena Pruvli, a lecturer, consultant, public speaker, and trainer. During my Chevening Scholarship I studied for an MA in Communication at the University of Westminster in 1997/1998. My professional competency is intercultural communication and related fields. In 2015 I achieved a PhD in Management from the Estonian Business School (EBS) in Estonia, where I’m […]

UK events: June 2018

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

The British Summer has finally arrived, and that means it’s strawberries and cream season! Why not pack yourself a bit of a picnic and head out to explore somewhere new this June. We are looking forward to a summer filled with sports, fetes, festivals and fairs – we hope you are too!  North West The […]

48 hours in Belfast

by Noeme Santana, Programme Officer – UK

Featured in Lonely Planet’s guide to the world’s best regions for tourism in 2018, the city of Belfast has harnessed its rich history to reinvent itself as a major tourist attraction. Having visited Belfast for the first time last December, I have put together some suggestions for anyone who wants to make the most of Belfast in […]

Exploring the Peak District and Volunteering with National Park Rangers

by Yosea Kurnianto, Social Media Ambassador

A sunny Saturday morning (5 May) in Hathersage village saw around 30 Chevening Scholars arrive for an exciting day with some Peak District National Parks rangers. Co-organized by the Peak District National Park and Chevening Alumna Dr Chamu Kuppuswamy, Chevening Scholars had a chance to explore the Peak District area and to be volunteers for […]