Chevening Forum 2010
Scholars Self Organized Event
Bath, 30th of April
Innovation Centre
University of Bath


-In the section Open Docs (Open Documents) there is a set of articles and reports from the Barcamp sessions sent by their participants, take a look and feel free to comment.

-In Comments and Feedbacks I have created a free space where you can add your comments, feedbacks and thoughts about the event, they will be taken in consideration to organize further events.

Presentations during the event

Event Picture Gallery

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Bath tour during Saturday

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About the Forum

This forum was a self organized Chevening Scholars’ event with the full support of the FCO. Its objective was to foster a richer sense of community among the scholars, generating opportunities for networking around the topics that we are currently working on in our postgrads. During the event we had scholars’ presentations and discussion groups organized into topics. As a result we were able to go deeper into the issues we are interested in, receive feedback about our research and build long term working groups to tackle future projects.

To structure the event around a common integrating topic, we have selected innovation as the driver for conversation. The intention is to highlight bright ideas and implementations with the potential to change the world in different domains; from the arts to the sciences, following the style of the famous TED talks www.ted.com. During the Barcamp sessions, once divided into smaller more specialized groups, we had the opportunity to go into further depth.

Original Programme

Although the final version of the programme is yet to be released (most of the speakers will be scholars, thus we will have the list of presentations only after your confirmations), roughly the event will be structured in the following way:

  • 10:00 – 10:30: Registration
  • 10:30 – 13:00:
    • Welcome speeches from organizers and the FCO
    • Introduction to the activities and work flow of the day
    • First round of scholar presentations
    • Coffee Break
    • Second round of scholar presentations
  • 13:00 – 14:00: Lunch + networking
  • 14:00 – 17:00
    • Introduction to the different barcamp sessions + registration for the different sessions according to your personal interests
    • Barcamp sessions 1A, 1B and 1C (30 min)
    • Break
    • Barcamp sessions 2A, 2B and 2C (30 min)
    • Coffee Break
    • Barcamp sessions 3A, 3B and 3C (30 min)
  • 17:00-17:30: Close
  • 17:30 onwards: Social activity in Bath


Social activities for the scholars staying in Bath


Dear fellow Scholars,

All of us have something in common; we were jointly selected by the FCO and the British Council to have the great opportunity of studying our postgrads here in the UK. They believed in us and in the power of education to change the world for the better, and I’m sure all of us have been working to transform that hope into a reality. To share our experiences and dreams and in order to foster our scholar community, we invite you to the first self-organized Chevening forum to be held in the beautiful city of Bath on Friday 30th April, 2010.

We want this event to be a showcase of the large variety of projects and research that all of us are undertaking. Therefore apart from great speakers, we have reserved spaces to allow your most interesting ideas to be presented to the rest, as well as a more informal afternoon Barcamp to get everyone involved in the topics that matter most to you. To help us with this event, please go to this brief form (http://snipr.com/cheveningforuminterestform) and tell us if you can join us. Please include any topics that you would like to hear about, present and/or discuss.

This forum will be devoted to discussing the ideas and innovations that have the power to solve the world’s most important problems; from climate change to the digital gap. More details will be sent as soon as we have your forms back. If you have ideas or questions don’t hesitate to contact us!

Kind Regards,

Pedro Parraguez, Chilean Chevening Scholar 2010 with support from the FCO

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