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.

60 seconds with Angus Hutchison

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Hi Angus, can you tell us a little bit about what the communications team at Chevening does? A bit of everything! In an average week we could be creating campaigns for our global social media channels, designing merchandise to market Chevening to new applicants, snapping scholars while they enjoy an event, or writing content for […]

My Chevening Month: Highlights of April

by Yasmine Fofana, Social Media Ambassador

It’s hard to believe that eight months have passed already. The month of April started on a great note with a warm gathering of Chevening Scholars at the University of Bristol for #CheveningConference18, followed by much higher temperature (especially after the ‘Beast from the East’ we had last month). The Conference was on the following […]

Living Sustainably

by Chris Charamba, Social Media Ambassador

What does the word sustainability mean? How is it achieved? Is it an individual or collective problem? And how much will it cost? These are some of the questions that Chevening Scholars tried to understand and answer at the Sustainable Futures workshop hosted by the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield […]

Best of British Present: Cornwall: have you seen the Eden?

by Yosea Kurnianto, Social Media Ambassador

‘It’s not only educational, but indeed also inspirational,’ said Manuela Rodriguez, a Chevening Scholar from Guatemala, studying at the University of Warwick, to describe the two day adventure from April 26 to 27 for the ‘Best of British Presents: Cornwall’ event. On Thursday morning, around 40 Chevening Scholars from every corner of the UK met […]

Cheveners explore the future of business!

by Melissa Guadalupe, Social Media Ambassador

Did you ever wish there was a way to address a pressing social problem that you deeply care about while using your talents and strengths in the business world? Well, then social entrepreneurship just might be the thing for you! This past Friday, 20 April, a group of Chevening Scholars had the privilege of learning […]

Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour of Bath

by Samantha Mercadante, Programme Officer – UK

A walk through Bath is like entering a British fairy tale – you won’t want to leave! In 1987, the city of Bath was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for, amongst other treasures, its Roman baths and Georgian urban planning. Bath’s famous architects used Cotswolds limestone to build this classical city, which is why […]

Meet a POI: Ruth

by Programme team – international, Chevening Secretariat

Meet Programme Officer – International, Ruth. Before joining Chevening, Ruth lived and worked in China and South Korea, where she taught English as a foreign language.   Name: Ruth Dear Countries: Eastern Europe, South and East Asia; Japan, Mongolia, South Korea, Taiwan, Brunei, Singapore, India, and Bhutan. From: Essex, South-East England, but now she lives in Canada Water, London Joined the team: […]

Brushing up on English language skills in Rwanda

by Robert Kamuratsi, Chevening Officer, Rwanda

Last year, a number of applicants from Rwanda did not meet the English language requirement for Chevening in time, meaning a number of awards could not be taken up. As a result, British High Commission Kigali could not fill its allocation, despite identifying a number of bright and talented candidates during interviews. This was incredibly disappointing, […]

UK events: May 2018

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Don’t worry if, like us, you didn’t receive an invite to the royal wedding of Price Harry and Meghan Markle, on Saturday, 19 May. We’ve put together a great list of events happening all over the UK this month – including some royal wedding alternatives!  Royal Events Royal wedding street parties Saturday, 19 May Over […]

My journey to Antarctica: Part Two

by Sandra Leticia Guzmán Luna, Chevening Alumna

Sandra Guzmán is a Chevening Alumna (2012) from Mexico. She was chosen for the Homeward Bound all-female expedition to Antarctica. Read about her experiences leading up to the expedition here. Now Sandra reflects on the trip and what she has learnt. From 18 February to 11 March 2018, I had the great opportunity to live one […]