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.

Finding home in Northern Ireland

by Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh, Social Media Ambassador

In collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University, Chevening’s ‘Best of British presents…’ series took 44 scholars on a two-day tour of Northern Ireland’s politics, culture and sights. Social Media Ambassador Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh tells us about the experience. On day one, scholars excitedly gathered at Northern Ireland’s Parliament Buildings, also known as Stormont, which houses […]

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Behind the scenes at the EU: A ‘day in the life’ of Gosia Pearson

by Gosia Pearson, Chevening Alumna, Poland

Chevening Alumna Gosia Pearson is a Policy Advisor at the European Commission, working within the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection. With the UK making a historic vote on its place within the European Union (EU), we share the perspective of a civil servant at its heart. I have been interested in the European […]

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City in the spotlight: Brighton

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

For this month’s ‘in the spotlight’, Programme Manager Louise has taken the time to chat about her hometown – Brighton. A place filled with vibrant colour and beautiful coastlines, she can’t recommend it highly enough. Why not go and visit to see what all the fuss is about? Chevening: Hi Louise. Thanks for taking the […]

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UK events: July

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

To help you make the most of your July, and take the sunny with the rainy, this month’s suggested events include a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities across the country. The Queen’s House, Greenwich 4 July (onwards), London It’s a big one for Queen Elizabeth II this year, with her, the nation and the […]

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Hacking our way to a better future through collaboration

by Manuel Meneses Namihira, Chevening Scholar

As a student in Innovation for Sustainable International Development at University of Sussex, and a social innovation practitioner, I am very interested in understanding how different platforms and collaborations can help us solve some of the most pressing societal challenges. When I saw the call to participate in the #Hack4Humanity event that would take place […]

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Getting our hands dirty at Hope Pastures Horse & Pony Sanctuary

by Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh, Social Media Ambassador

On 27 April, eighteen Chevening Scholars participated in a day of volunteering at Hope Pastures Horse & Pony Sanctuary, a charity organisation in Leeds that caters to the needs of horses and ponies in distress through rescues, rehabilitation and re-homing. The organisation also gives people an opportunity to meet the animals and learn about how […]

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Not all those who wander in York are lost

by Merybell Reynoso, Social Media Ambassador

On 1 May, Chevening Scholars immersed themselves in some of the best and most beautiful medieval bits of Britain with a trip to Fountains Abbey and York. Read what Chevening Scholar Merybell Nabilah Reynoso, who is currently doing a master’s degree in international development at the University of Edinburgh, had to say about this historical […]

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Visit to Stonehenge leaves me with lifelong memories

by Rommel Hall, Chevening Scholar, Barbados

On Wednesday May 11 2016, I joined some of my ‎Chevening colleagues on a trip to Salisbury. We visited Stonehenge, Old Sarum, and Salisbury Cathedral. The trip was in collaboration with one of the Chevening Partner universities, the University of Southampton, and what an experience it was! We were expertly guided by Dr Josh Pollard […]

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UK EVENTS: JUNE

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

We think we can smell summer, this means we are in the month of June. As we begin to embrace the summery month of June, it’s a chance to indulge in some ice cream, prepare picnics and delve into some of our suggested events. The Queen’s Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour 11 June, London Although […]

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City in the spotlight: Bristol

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Summer is here, and we are back with another addition to our ‘in the spotlight’ series. Programme Officer Rebekah Palmer shares historical information about Bristol’s famous sites and gives us her reasons for why you should visit one of the best places to live in the UK, according to her sources. Bristol is one of […]

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