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.

UK events: November 2018

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

London Hyde Park Winter Wonderland: 22 November to 2 January November in London is full of fun and sparkles. The evenings may be longer and the days a whole lot chillier, but that’s no reason to stay at home. November in London is packed with plenty of ace events and things to do, the returning […]

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Championing sustainable cities

by Andrea San Gil, Chevening Alumna

Andrea San Gil is an environmental engineer and sustainability expert from San José, Costa Rica, who is passionate about cities. She is the founder of the Centre for Urban Sustainability, a non-profit organisation that seeks to improve quality of life for people living in cities in developing counties. Andrea was recently appointed as Advisor to […]

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A stroll down memory lane in Winchester

by Matthew Kon, Programme Officer – UK

Walk through an ancient capital town with a mythical past. For this post, we’ll be sauntering along part of the ‘sunset’ walk below – a self-guided circular trail through beautiful and historic parts of Winchester. 1) You could start your walk at Broadway, dominated by a bronze status of King Alfred the Great, erected in […]

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The Chevening Clore Fellowship: a personal account

by Niyati Mehta, Consultant, Culture and Heritage

My time as a Chevening Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme has been absolutely amazing. I have learnt so much in so many ways. It has led me to spaces I never imagined, taught me life skills, and transformed my understanding of the sector. Little did I know when I started, it would also change the course of […]

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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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Scholar blog - first impressions of the UK

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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