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.

Fifteen first impressions of the UK

by Chevening Scholars, Class of 2018

September and October are busy times for Chevening Scholars. It’s the time when they are packing their bags and travelling to the UK having been awarded a Chevening Scholarship to study in the UK for a one-year master’s degree. For many of our scholars, it will be the first time they have ever set foot […]

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Teaching over Time and Space

by Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Chevening Alumnus

After three decades of teaching in around a dozen universities, spanning three continents, and multiple disciplines, Chevening Alumnus Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor reflects on the privileges and challenges of moulding young minds, and explores how teaching differs over time and space. Learning curves My journey as a teacher began at Tel Aviv University in 1985 when, […]

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Five reasons to volunteer with Chevening

by Jenny Johnson, Programme Officer – UK

Want to gain new skills and get to know your local area while helping others? In 2017/2018 more than 200 Chevening Scholars from 61 universities across the UK volunteered over 5,000 hours of their spare time for good causes across the UK, and this year we want to do even more to make a difference. […]

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Tackling extremism through the power of second chances

by Noor Huda Ismail, Chevening Alumnus

Noor Huda Ismail is a peacebuilder, writer, and filmmaker who specialises in de-radicalisation and counter-terrorism. After completing a master’s in international security at the University of St Andrews in 2005 on a Chevening Scholarship, Noor returned to Indonesia and began using the knowledge acquired through his studies to launch bold new initiatives to rehabilitate former […]

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UK events: October 2018

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Yorkshire England’s Largest Travelling Fair 5 to 15 October Don’t miss the lights, sights, and smells of England’s largest travelling fair. This year, the fair rolls into Hull on 5 October and leaves on 15 October, giving you just over a week to enjoy the festivities. The fair is one of Hull’s biggest traditions, as […]

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English language tests: Four key points to help you apply

by Natalie Keen, Programme Officer – International

Hi! I’m Natalie and I work as a Programme Officer – International at the Chevening Secretariat. We want to encourage you to check your eligibility for a Chevening Scholarship then to apply and take advantage of this life-changing opportunity! One of the key requirement is the English language requirement, and there are a few common areas […]

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University applications: four key points to help you apply

by Amy Mitchell-Bell, Programme Officer – International

Hello! I’m Amy, one of the Programme Officers – International at the Chevening Secretariat. Last year, we held a number of themed Q&A sessions, including one on university applications. We noticed that there were a number of recurring questions and have summarised the answers below. (1) Applicants can apply for any Chevening-eligible course at any UK […]

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Eight weird and wonderful adventures to have in the UK

by Lydia, Programme Officer

I’m sure you’ve read a lot about the oddities of the UK and are looking forward to experiencing some of these during your year here! As well as local quirks, like the many varied accents across the country, I’ve put together a list of weird and wonderful places to go and things that you can […]

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Tech giants join fight against fake news in Brazil

by Eduardo Mack, Chevening Officer, Brazil

In August 2018, Cheveners in Brazil embarked on an innovative project to discuss one of today’s most fascinating trends – fake news. It’s an issue of interest to alumni all over Brazil, but due to the size of the country, getting everyone together in one place for an event is a challenge. The solution? Run […]

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Equality is a key factor for sustainable development

by Lucky Belinda Niko, Chevening Alumna

I recently started working for a Spanish NGO called TATU Project. The organisation is based in the communities of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto located in Simanjiro district in Northern Tanzania. ‘Tatu’ is the Swahili word for ‘three’. The organisation conducts several community development projects while focusing on three pillars: Empowerment, education, and environment. I […]

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