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.

Dealing with uncertainty amid the Covid-19 pandemic

by Umair Khan, Social media ambassador

The news of the Covid-19 Pandemic brought a wave of grief, anxiety, uncertainty and fear to the world in 2020. This was heightened with the imposition of a lockdown in dozens of countries across the world. Maintaining social distancing and leading isolated lives is an additional risk factor for the stress we all are going through, especially for the younger and older population.

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Virtual ways to explore the UK in May

Theatre and music One evening, why not dress up and enjoy a play from the National Theatre from the comfort of your home. For musical lovers, nothing beats The Shows Must Go On! channel that releases London West End hits weekly. You can also enjoy some classical music by listening to live concerts by the […]

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Alumni in Bhutan debut documentary on domestic violence

By Yangchen Dolkar Dorji, Project Lead at Project Gakyid Project Gakyid is the first project to be initiated by Chevening Alumni in Bhutan with support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom via the Chevening Alumni Programme Fund (CAPF). The Project was named, ‘Gakyid’ which translates to ‘happiness’ in Dzongkha (Bhutan’s national […]

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ECAN’s first annual conference – keeping calm and carrying on

At Chevening, we know our alumni are talented and resourceful individuals. Chevening Alumni Croatia demonstrated this earlier this year, by delivering a successful conference focused on topics key to the continent of Europe, as the world around it grew chaotic due to the global pandemic. Between 12-14 March 2020, the first regional conference of the […]

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Communicating the fight against COVID 19

We rightly hear a lot about the medical workers selflessly risking their lives to help those with COVID-19. Beyond that, however, there are many sectors now dedicated to fighting the virus in non-medical ways. Alisha Ally is a Chevening Alumna in one such sector. With thirteen years under her belt as a Media and Communications […]

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In the midst of an epidemic

BY CAROLINE SCOTTER-MAINPRIZE ‘No one knew how to deal with it when the outbreak first struck – it was chaos. There was no leadership. There seemed to be no coordination with the international agencies. There was no means of social mobilisation to engage with communities and limit transmission of the disease. We lacked equipment and […]

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