Almost exactly one year ago, we published a blog in October to kick start the class of 2018’s scholar blogs titled, ‘Fifteen first impressions of the UK’. A year on, with a new class of scholars, we wanted to find out again what the first impressions of the UK have been like for our new […]
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.
Chevening Orientation 2019 marked the start of a challenging and exciting year for the 1,750-strong Chevening Scholarships class of 2019. It was an opportunity for them to meet and network with each other, prepare themselves for the year ahead, and take in the knowledge and advice of our illustrious keynote speakers. Rita French, the UK’s first ever international human rights ambassador, shared the following words of wisdom for our scholars…
As we complete the transition period between Chevening’s classes of 2018 and 2019, we wanted to share what incoming scholars are most excited about (outside of their studies) and what outgoing scholars considered their best moments of their year in the UK in this round up. 1. CHEVENING GATHERINGS Yousuf Alrawi, Iraq ‘My best Chevening […]
After completing his Chevening Scholarship at the University of Oxford, Eugen Stancu (Romania, 2005) now teaches at the University of Bucharest and edits LaPunkt.ro. He shares his experience as the academic coordinator of the Democracy and Demography Summer School at the IWM (The Institute for Human Sciences) in Vienna.
Foumbot is a small village in Cameroon’s West Region. It is currently home to hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), who have been forced to leave their home due to the current socio-political crisis in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon. Chevening officer Mireille Djob shares how the local alumni association ran an integrated outreach project to provide humanitarian assistance to over 850 IDPs currently based there.
A group of Sri Lankan Chevening Alumnae have formed a network to connect, empower, and develop the skills of Sri Lankan women journalists. The group shares how this came to fruition.
Each year, thousands of people apply for a Chevening Award. Chevening officer Kimi Yoshimura shares how alumni and embassy staff work together to make sure that everyone in Mexico has the information they need to make an application.
Patricia Luhanga (Zambia, 2017) shares what she has been up to since finishing her master's course in the UK.
As another year passes, we bid farewell to another class of Chevening Scholars but each Chevener is unique which means, each Farewell is unique because the key element is you, our Chevening Scholars. Having started working at the Chevening Secretariat shortly before Farewell last year, it was with the class of 2018 that I experienced […]
There are always fun events running across the UK for everybody to enjoy, whatever your interests. Some events are free whilst others may have a small charge. Here are a few that you may like to attend whilst you are making yourself at home in the UK.