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.

3,420 hours of scholar volunteering recognised in virtual award ceremony

by Chevening,

Chevening Scholars gave 3,420 hours of their time to different volunteer causes in the UK during a challenging time for people around the world. 129 scholars gave their time to 329 organisations around the UK, working on a variety of projects from conservation to teaching digital skills, and much more. Normally scholars would have the […]

Six of my best study-from-home desk set ups

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2019,

There are two key study spaces for most scholars: the library and their desk at home. When the UK went into lockdown in March and scholars could no longer physically go to the library, their desks became more important than ever so course, it became vital that their study-from-home space reflects who they are. And […]

Chosen for Chevening? Offer letters for 2020/2021 are now being sent out

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

It’s one of our favourite parts of the Chevening year: we’re making life-changing offers to applicants. We are now well under way with sending out offer letters to those lucky candidates who have been #ChosenforChevening. If you haven’t heard from us yet, don’t worry, we will be in touch soon. If you have been chosen […]

Six of my top tips for self-care during isolated remote-studying

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2019,

None of us thought when celebrating the arrival of scholars to the UK in September/October 2019 that their Chevening journey would include a global pandemic and quite so much time studying from home. But, when the world throws Cheveners a problem, Cheveners rise with solutions and make the most of it. Globally, the education sector […]

Eleven great views from my room in the UK

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2019,

Let’s go back for a moment to July 2019… you had recently found out your Chevening Scholarship application had been successful and you might have even received your Final Award Letter. You were probably thinking, now what? Well, next you will have needed to make all of the necessary preparations to move to the UK […]

Supporting small business and innovative entrepreneurs

by Lili Dopidze, Chevening Alumna

I spent 4 months with SME Finance and Development Team at EBRD and was working on the Star Venture Programme that supports innovative entrepreneurs on their work to create social and economic change.

Virtual ways to explore the UK in June

by Chevening,

The UK continues to get creative and bring us so many ways to enjoy our time indoors or socially distancing outdoors. Here is our round up of the some of our favourite things going on in June.

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.