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.

Behind the scenes at the EU: A ‘day in the life’ of Gosia Pearson

by Gosia Pearson, Chevening Alumna, Poland

Chevening Alumna Gosia Pearson is a Policy Advisor at the European Commission, working within the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection. With the UK making a historic vote on its place within the European Union (EU), we share the perspective of a civil servant at its heart. I have been interested in the European […]

City in the spotlight: Brighton

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

For this month’s ‘in the spotlight’, Programme Manager Louise has taken the time to chat about her hometown – Brighton. A place filled with vibrant colour and beautiful coastlines, she can’t recommend it highly enough. Why not go and visit to see what all the fuss is about? Chevening: Hi Louise. Thanks for taking the […]

Exploring Culture, Tradition, and Conflict in Northern Ireland

As part of the ‘Best of British presents…’ series, Chevening Scholars received a lesson in Northern Ireland’s politics and history at Stormont, before getting a chance to explore two of its most famous sites—Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge—thanks to Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University. The day began with a tour of Northern […]

Alumni in Sao Paolo launch Chevening Legal and Human Rights Network

Brazilian alumni in Sao Paolo launched the Chevening Legal and Human Rights Network on 2 May 2016. The network is the vision of alumnus Eduardo Paranhos, Senior Legal Director of HP, who studied Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) through a Chevening Scholarship 15 years ago. It aims to bring together […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scholars team up with Oxfam to help tackle poverty

As part of Volunteers’ Week 2016, 20 Chevening Scholars lent a hand at Oxfam’s Southern Logistics Centre in Milton Keynes. Oxfam is an international organisation that works with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries to help end poverty through various initiatives, including the sale of donated goods on Oxfam’s Online Shop. The […]

Scholar visits Fukushima Prefecture on fifth anniversary of nuclear accident

From 8 to 15 March 2016, Chevening Scholar Sandra Camacho Otero visited the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan as part of a select University College London (UCL) delegation. The delegation, which included six scholars from UCL’s Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, was on site to explore the current state of reconstruction in the area, five years […]