The following is a blog entry from Jóhannes Eiríksson, a 2012 Chevening Scholar from Iceland. When I received the news of having been selected the 2012 Chevening Scholar in Iceland my first feelings were a mixture of enjoyment, excitement and pride. I was also deeply honoured. To be selected the single Icelandic Chevening Scholar out of a group of other very intellectual and talented Icelanders, and given the opportunity to … My experience as a Chevening Scholar
Our latest blog entry is by Bogolo Joy Kenewendo, a 2012 Chevening Scholar from Botswana. Bogolo is studying for an MsC in International Economics at the University of Sussex. If you are a Chevening scholar and are interested in submitting a blog entry for the Chevening Conversations blog, then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a story of a Botswana public school (aka Setswana Medium School) product. In the midst of a private … A Botswana Chevening Scholar Visits The Mother of Parliaments
On 23 July 2013 we bade a sad farewell to our Chevening class of 2012/13. FCO Minister Hugo Swire hosted and Malaysian scholar Ruth Garnet Maran, representing the class, gave the valedictory address. There are several defining moments, both positive and negative in life that define and redefine who you are. These events shake the consciousness with a force that changes the very core of who and what you thought you were. … Saying Farewell to our Chevening Class of 2012/13
I’m lucky enough to be studying at Imperial College London, reading a Masters in Petroleum Engineering, something the Chevening Scholarship has made possible. My year as a Chevening scholar
The following is a guest post by Faiza Abdirashid. Faiza is a 2012 Chevening Scholar from Somalia studying for an MSc in Public Policy at the University of Bristol. A recent meeting organised by three UK government departments (DFID, FCO and home Office) on 29rd April focussed on the challenges facing Somali women. It was a great success, and highlighted the necessity for addressing issues of gender-based violence in Somali society. The … Addressing Sexual violence in Somalia: Moving beyond retaliation and impunity
The upcoming conference in London, to be co-hosted by David Cameron and the Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, on May 7th, marks a new beginning in terms of Somalia’s relationship with the international world. This and the G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting last week, where Somalia was a key issue on the agenda, as well as recent recognition of the Somali government by the IMF, can only provide hope and inspiration … The conflict chain is beginning to break: It is time for a stable Somalia
The following is a guest post by Cal Viney. Cal is the 2012/13 Chevening Scholar from Australia. He is currently pursuing an LL.M. in Public Law (focused specifically on Constitutional Law and Theory) at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Cal is an Australian Lawyer. Welcome to Heathrow. Rain. Welcome to the London School of Economics and Political Science. Nervousness. Tube. Bus. Tube. Escalator. Umbrella. Tour map. Standing … Getting to Know the Home of Australia’s Head of State
This months Chevening Conversations blog entry is by Malaysian Chevening Scholar King Chai. Marcus was right – I should’ve taken more time to write for the (I presume) now-defunct Kopi Kluang ‘Weekly’ Column on LoyarBurok.com. As I was packing my things to leave for Kent to celebrate Christmas with my ‘parents-away-from-home’, it suddenly hit me that one third of my journey here in the United Kingdom to pursue my Master’s … A Re-Education Process: My Chevening Experience So Far
Our latest blog entry is by 2012 Chevening scholar Bogolo Kenewendo. Bogolo is from Botswana and is studying for an MSc in International Economics at the University of Sussex. Just thinking about it gives me a certain kind of rush, I feel chills down my spine and I get really excited. The Chevening scholarship applications are now open! A year ago, I waited anxiously for this moment, for the day I could raise my hand and … Chevening Scholarships: A journey to a thousand miles begins with one step…..
Our latest Chevening Conversations blog is by new 2012 Chevening Scholar Meg Lawson. Meg is studying International Peace and Security at King’s College London. Strolling past Big Ben. Studying in the same buildings as Desmond Tutu. Enjoying a ‘cuppa’ in the original Twinings shop. And never leaving your flat without an umbrella. It’s all in a day for a student in London. Greetings from Britain’s capital city! My name is … When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.