22 scholars presented their research at Chevening’s first ever virtual conference over two days in July.
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.
When COVID-19 sent the UK into lockdown, Chevening Scholar Dito Adisuryo had assumed that the university field trip to the Orkney Islands would be cancelled. Luckily for him and his classmates however, university professor Dr Watts, had other ideas!
The Coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every walk of life – but one of the biggest battlefronts has been online. The lack of concrete guidance and understanding about COVID-19 has created the perfect conditions for rumours and fake news to spread. This was something that began to be of increasing concern to Tan Su Lin, […]
Figuring out how to protect vulnerable people in society from the worst of the pandemic has been a global concern in the past months. Many, particularly the elderly and children, have been advised to remain completely behind closed doors, presenting the problem of how to safely procure food. Cristina Gutierrez is a Chevening Alumna (2017-2018) […]
Chevening’s alumni association leaders are key ambassadors for the programme and work hard to create strong local networks that benefit their wider communities. From 2-3 June 2020, our alumni group leaders had the opportunity to meet, network and develop their skills at the first ever Chevening Alumni Leadership Conference. Over 100 people joined the conference […]
Hande Cayir is a Chevening Alumna from the class of 2018 – studying Journalism and Documentary Practice at the University of Sussex. Prior to that she directed a documentary promoting the power of the individual, ‘Yok Anasının Soyadı’ (Mrs. His Name, 2012). Now she has just published her third book ‘Documentary as Autoethnography: a Case […]
2017 Chevening Alumna Beatriz Buarque set up an initiative to combat online extremism in 2018. Words Heal the World has now won a prize at the Luxembourg Peace Prize – a remarkable achievement. Here she tells us about her work and what has inspired it. In 2015, the jihadist group ISIS was recruiting thousands of […]
Achaleke Christian is a Chevening Alumnus from 2016, graduating from the University of Birmingham with a masters in International Development. In 2018 he won the Outstanding Youth Peaceworker category at the Luxembourg Peace Prize. Here he tells us about his new campaign, manufacturing and donating hand sanitiser to communities in Cameroon. The One Person One […]
Cheveners share how they’ve been spicing up their lockdown lives with these delicious dishes that will have your taste buds tingling.
UK universities are responding to the challenges brought about by COVID-19 to ensure campuses are safe, education remains world-class, and student experience is unforgettable.