Scholars share their research at Chevening’s first ever virtual conference



22 scholars presented their research at Chevening’s first ever virtual conference over two days in July.

Chevening Conference is the third-largest event in the Chevening calendar, an inspiring day of learning, connecting, and sharing ideas.

The annual conference was a bit different this year. Originally planned to take place at the University of Edinburgh in April, it was moved online due to the global pandemic.

Chevening carried on against the odds, and scholars adapted their presentations and honed their webinar presentation skills to take part. Presenters took the opportunity to share their knowledge with more than 800 viewers over the two days, fielding more than 300 questions from fellow scholars tuned in to hear from their friends on laptops across the country.

The conference was themed “Big ideas: Global leadership in 2020.” Topics covered included development, technology, health, the environment, and much more. Scholars shared their ideas and ambitions to lead and inspire change on a local, national and global level.

You can read more about the topics covered in the conference here, or take a look at short videos of the presentation topics on day one and day two on Twitter.

We will be uploading videos of the conference soon.

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