Chevening Alumna Kirana Augustina was chosen to be one of 300 women taking part in a cross Atlantic voyage to raise awareness of plastic pollution. Here she gives her account of the journey. It sounds unreal at first. How can an all-women crew be so brave in the middle of open seas and face all […]
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.
After around an eight month application process from start to finish, Chevening Scholars finally arrive in the UK in September/October – also known as autumn. And spring, summer, and/or winter depending on the day. A common message people in the UK send to one another is, ‘what is the weather like where you are?’, because […]
The essence of Chevening is to drive forward innovation and collaboration. To this end, The Laboratory was held on 7 November – an evening to encourage the sharing of ideas between alumni, with three chosen Cheveners giving a short pitch, outlining their idea for creating impact. The event kicked off with a speed networking session […]
South West England Clearwell Caves’ Christmas Grotto (29 November – 24 December) If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable Christmas experience, then you won’t find a quirkier attraction than Clearwell Caves. Wrap up warm and visit Father Christmas in his Grotto located underground in the 4,500 year-old mine caves. From the old mine tracks […]
It is usually around now, towards the end of term one, a month away from the holidays, and with the dark nights setting in earlier and earlier, that our scholars start to miss home and the comforts that that entailed. The UK however, is vastly multicultural and this can make it a little easier for […]
‘Our mission is to help a generation of women make a difference.’ Pinki Lilani CBE (Founder, Women of the Future Programme) After another year spent encouraging and nurturing potential in young women, the 2019 Women of the Future Summit took place on 7 November. The programme was once again filled with hugely successful women, including […]
In the weeks since Orientation 2019, scholars have had the chance to step back and reflect on Orientation, and meeting 1,750 scholars from 141 countries and territories around the world. For some, the best moments consisted of seeing those they hadn’t seen since leaving their home countries, and for others, it meant meeting new people […]
There is a popular song in Mexico with lyrics to the effect of, ‘If I die away from Mexico, let them say I’m asleep, and have them bring me back home.’ The concept of death in Mexican culture is one unlike any other in the world – as we mourn death, we also celebrate it […]
Experimental project Crossing Divides is like a heart pumping the idea of social cohesion across the BBC. I’ve spent a few weeks working on it and here is what I found out.
In my defence, I had made the bookings in a rush. I was in London, and my India SIM card wasn’t working so I couldn’t get the one-time passwords required for online bookings. It was only at the last moment that the problem was resolved, and I did all my bookings in one go, afraid […]