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.

Photography exhibition celebrates UK’s history of educating global changemakers

Global leaders who are determined to overcome humanity’s most pressing problems are featured in a photography exhibition opening in London’s Noho Showrooms on 14 March. The exhibition, called Changemakers: 35 visions of global leadership, will feature 35 specially-commissioned portraits of UK-educated leaders taken by photographers from all over the world. The images, accompanied by reflections […]

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Seven animals that stole my heart

by Chevening Scholars, Class of 2018

It’s St Valentine’s Day today and as people all around the world celebrate love, we too celebrate the animals that have stolen the hearts of Chevening Scholars across the UK. Prepare to say ‘aww’ and ‘ooo’ more times than you’d like to admit. We did and we aren’t afraid to admit it. 1. TOTES ADORABLE […]

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Happy new here

by Peter Pages, Chevening Social Media Ambassador

I’m happy, and I’m new here. The cold winds of winter found me roaming in north London viewing houses after my move from Exeter for second term. By the third of January, I had walked around the neighbourhoods of Islington, Seven Sisters and Hackney while operating from my base in Kensal Green with random trips […]

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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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