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.

4 mindfulness techniques to apply during your life as a master’s student

by Gabriela Herrera, Chevening Social Media Ambassador

Being a master’s student abroad is not always easy. Cultural shock from being far away from home is common. Complying with numerous deadlines and exams can also take a toll on your mental wellbeing. Thankfully, mindfulness offers skills to understand and act upon time-management, stress, and procrastination. But what is mindfulness? Chevening scholars were introduced […]

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UK events: February 2019

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

North West Museum of the MoonPreston2 to 24 February Have a totally unique visitor experience in the Harris Museum in the new year, when a giant moon goes on display. The Museum of the Moon is an incredible combination of technical and scientific skill that creates a personal connection with the viewer. Made using detailed […]

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Nine bridges that took my breath away

by Chevening Scholars, Class of 2018

Fun fact, there are 28 rivers in the UK and the longest is the River Severn at 220 miles which runs through Wales and England. The most famous however, is probably the River Thames at 215 miles long. With this many rivers, it is no surprise that there are also many, many bridges. We asked […]

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Bridging divides in La Hispaniola

The two countries that call the Caribbean island of La Hispaniola home, Haiti and the Dominican Republic (DR), are geographically close, but have not always enjoyed a harmonious relationship. In November 2018, the Chevening Alliance for La Hispaniola organised a binational conference in Santo Domingo, bringing together alumni from these neighbouring nations to discuss challenges […]

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Eight ways I celebrated the holiday season

by Chevening Scholars, Class of 2018

As January sets in fully bringing with it the start of the second academic term, New Year’s resolutions (which may or may not already be broken), and a new year with new adventures to be had, we take a trip back a few weeks to discover eight ways our scholars celebrated the holiday season. 1. […]

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Making the most of networking opportunities: 10 top tips

by Daniel Zamnius, Social Media Ambassador

In today’s world, it is important to have good networking skills. However, how do you find and make contacts, as well as make them work for you? Here are 10 top tips I learned during an eye-opening professional networking and communication workshop organised by Chevening at the University of Birmingham. The workshop allowed me to […]

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December is a month of wonderful transformation in the United Kingdom

by Daniel Zamnius, Social Media Ambassador

December of my Chevening experience still evokes a wide variety of emotions: admiration, gratitude, and an overwhelming sense of wonderment. I would like to share my findings and insights of this festive month of Christmas and the New Year – my best month in the UK so far. This time is making lasting impressions and […]

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A lucky Chevener at the University of Oxford

by Dr Abdur Rehman Cheema, Team Leader of Research at the Rural Support Programmes Network

I am a Chevening Fellow at the Centre for Islamic Studies at the University of Oxford (OCIS) coming all the way from a country named Pakistan in South Asia. To be a Chevening Scholar has been an extraordinary experience in many ways. Starting from entering into the competition, to the application, the interview, the final […]

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Six buildings that look amazing at night

by Chevening Scholars, Class of 2018

Something a lot of our scholars discover only after moving to the UK is how early the sun sets during the winter months. But, the very positive part to this is how beautifully buildings across the UK light up! Of course, the lead up to Christmas is an added bonus for seeing many cities and […]

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Scholars devise strategy for promotion of freedom of religion or belief

At a stimulating three-day forum, hosted by Wilton Park, Chevening Scholars joined forces with academics, campaigners, and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) staff to brainstorm key issues relating to Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB). The aim of the forum, which took place from 5-7 December in the inspiring historical surroundings of Wiston House, was […]

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