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: May

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

We’ve entered the month of May, which means you should start to notice the sun appearing for a bit longer, and the temperatures starting to rise. With that in mind, this month has a very outdoors feel to it, with all four of our recommended events giving you the chance to get out and about and explore […]

In the spotlight: Durham

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

‘In the spotlight’ is back for another month, and this month we’re heading north once again. Idu Nwokolo, one of the assistants in our programme team, went to university in Durham, and it’s safe to say she’s a fan of the place. Here’s her thoughts on why you should visit the city of Durham. One of […]

Global ambitions on show at annual conference

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

More than 160 scholars attended the third annual Chevening Conference, hosted by the University of Birmingham, on Friday 8 April. Our annual conference gives scholars the opportunity to present their research to their peers on a chosen theme, which this year was ‘Global Ambitions’. The day was opened by Professor Adam Tickell, Provost and Vice Principal at […]

My Chevening month: Learning about myself

by Anushka.Gurnaney, Chevening Scholar, India

It seems like just yesterday that I packed up my life into 46 kilos and moved to London, for what I thought was going to be a really fun year spent reacquainting with my first love – journalism. I thought that after 7 years of work experience, a year of studies would be a breeze. […]

UK events: April

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

It’s a new month, which means a whole new lot of exciting things to do and see across the UK. We’ve picked out a few which we think are particularly good. Enjoy! The Grand National 7 – 9 April, Aintree You could be one of almost 200,000 who attend what is arguably the UK’s most famous horse […]

In the spotlight: Oxford

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

April is here, which means it’s time for another installment of our ‘in the spotlight’ series. This month, programme officer Christine is in control, and she’s telling you why you should visit her favourite place – Oxford. History and architecture are two of the biggest things that Oxford and its surrounding area have in abundance. […]

How do global citizens live in the real world?

by CM Patha, Chevening Alumna, Canada

Roamers are the great “other” living around the planet today. To outsiders they look like expats or immigrants, but ask roamers how they feel and you’ll often get a different response. “I’m a global citizen”, is the most common reply. It’s a lofty sentiment, but how do global citizens navigate a planet carved up into […]

My Chevening month: Making the most of it

by Rommel Hall, Chevening Scholar, Barbados

From the time I left Barbados in September 2015 and moved to the beautiful city of Cardiff, I made a promise to myself that I would make the most of this time in the United Kingdom, and I am. Yes, the main reason I am here is academic, but I had no intention to be cooped […]

Living and Working Abroad in the 21st Century

by CM Patha, Chevening Alumna, Canada

If you live and work abroad, do you see yourself as an expat or as an immigrant? Neither? That’s not surprising because those are outdated 20th century concepts for 20th century ways of living abroad. They continue to exist, but the 21st century is giving rise to an entirely new lifestyle that is having a […]

The future of wildlife rests in our hands

by Petal Howell, Chevening Scholar, Trinidad and Tobago

World Wildlife Day (WWD) commemorates the 1973 signing of the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This year’s theme, ‘The Future of Wildlife is in Our Hands’, is a prime opportunity for us to reflect on our role in protecting at-risk species. This theme reinforces that […]