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.

Winter wellbeing and Christmas support for scholars and international students

December is upon us. Lights twinkle on decorated trees in homes around the UK as the evenings grow darker and colder. Christmas can be a joyful time of year, but for international students studying in a foreign country it can sometimes be more challenging. You might be separated from your friends and family due to distance or the restrictions of the pandemic.

Creative Resilience in Times of Crisis

My name is Marijose Vilá and I have been working at the British Embassy Guatemala City for the past three years as the Prosperity and Projects Officer & Chevening Officer for Guatemala and Honduras. Every year I look forward to engaging with Chevening Alumni in both countries to co-develop projects that will have a positive […]

When the WHO comes calling

After an abrupt disruption in her studies because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Sia Morenike Tengbe, a medical doctor and public health professional from Sierra Leone, changed the subject of her dissertation to benefit the people of her country during these uncertain times. From a project focused on reproductive health, she changed the topic to […]

Shapers of tomorrow – a new vision

Initially started in Bulgaria by the local Chevening Alumni Association, the ‘Shapers of tomorrow’ mentoring programme got the interest of our alumni in Kosovo – this new initiative has now been shaped and moulded to fit the need of a new country. We’ve asked three alumni who are working on this new approach about the […]

UK events in December

It has been an unusual year, but don’t let that stop you from exploring and enjoying the UK. Have a look at the in person and virtual events for this month. 

UK events in November

Virtual events Book Week Scotland [16 – 22 November] People of all ages and walks of life come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. Manchester Animation Festival [15-17 November] Manchester Animation Festival is the UK’s largest Animation Festival dedicated to the celebration of the animated art […]