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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Collective Chevening action for fundraising through a photographic exhibition

by Sarabe Chan and Chimwemwe Manyozo, Chevening Scholars

A unique event ‘150 Shades of Perspective: A Photographic Exhibition’ was held at the University of Sussex, organised by a group of Chevening Scholars and other master’s students. The event showcased 150 captivating photographs taken by Chevening Scholar, Mahmudul Hoque Moni, to raise funds for a charity. What was so unique about the event? Connecting […]

100 young leaders visit Glasgow for the 33sixty leadership programme

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Common Purpose’s 33sixty leadership programme brought together 100 exceptional young leaders from the Commonwealth for a few days of in-depth conversations and leadership training. One out of every three people on this planet lives in the Commonwealth, of whom 60% are young people under 30! That is why the programme is called 33sixty. I was recently […]

Why do people move abroad?

by CM Patha, Chevening Alumna, Canada

One in ten Canadian, British, and Swiss citizens live in a foreign country. One in five New Zealanders and one in twenty Australians live abroad. The United States is the only country other than Eritrea to tax its citizens who live abroad, yet still almost seven million civilian Americans live overseas. Throughout the twentieth century, […]