Summer Connect programme
Join us on 22 July for our Summer Connect headline event to celebrate the hard work you have done this year, and give you a chance to network with one another and build connections.
The event is open to all current Chevening Scholars and you can watch or listen to as many presentations as you like.
All scholars will receive a joining link for the Summer Connect platform which you can use to access all live talks and networking on the day.
You can also use the link to watch back the presentations on demand throughout August.
Headline event schedule
The programme may be subject to change. We recommend you view the final programme through the Summer Connect platform.
|10:00 – 10:40||Speed drop-ins with Chevening staff
Come along for a quick chat and to say goodbye to your Programme Officer
|10:50 – 11:00||Welcome from Chevening|
|11:00 – 11:05||Opening address – Naomi Rayner, Head of The Scholarship Unit, FCDO|
|11:05 – 11:50||Keynote speech
Alicia Herbert, Director for Education, Gender, Equality and Special Envoy on Gender Equality at the FCDO
|11:50 – 12:00||Class of 2020 video premiere
Take a look back at what the Class of 2020 have learnt this year
|12:00 – 13:00||Break|
|12:00 – 13:00||Networking sessions (optional)
Join one of our small group video networking rooms to meet some of your fellow scholars!
|13:00 – 13:30||Becoming Chevening Alumni
Listen to how Chevening can support you in your transition to alumni and hear from a panel of alumni discussing their journey after their Chevening award had ended.
|13:30 – 13:55||Looking Ahead: Industry Insights – Education
Join Dr Amy North as we take a deep dive in to the “More than Knowledge Transfer” project by UCL Institute of Education.
|14:00 – 14:30||Looking Ahead: Industry Insights – Environment and Climate
Time is running out! Join academics from Robert Gordon University for a bite size session on the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification.
|14:00 – 14:45||
|14:35 – 15:00||Looking Ahead: Industry Insights – Career Skills
Join the University of Bristol for a bitesize session on career skills.
|15:00 – 15:30||Looking Ahead: Industry Insights – Development
Join experts from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for this bitesize session with a focus on development.
|15:30 – 16:00||Looking Ahead: Industry Insights – Health and Science
Join experts from Prudential to look at the future of healthcare – the challenges and the solutions.
|16:15 – 16:45||Looking Ahead: Industry Insights – Arts & Culture
This session will explore the concept of impact investment, specifically in the arts and culture sector.
|14:00 – 16:45
|Themed networking sessions (optional)
Join one of the connect rooms to carry on your discussions from the Looking Ahead sessions.
|16:45 – 16:50||Closing remarks|
|17:00 – 17:30||Speed drop-ins with Chevening staff|