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Scholars at Glenfinnan Viaduct
03 August 2018
Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open between 6 August and 6 November 2018, with applications to be submitted via www.chevening.org/apply.Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also giving access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences. Read more
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07 July 2018
Chevening class of 2016 Alumna Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile studied a Masters in Human Rights, Culture and Social Justice at Goldsmiths, University of London before returning to her native Botswana where she continues to advocate for LGBT+.Titled, ‘How I’m bringing queer pride to my rural village’, she recently gave a talk through TedGlobal where she discussed her rural roots and the significance this has had on all aspects of her identity. Read more
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15 June 2018
In Kabul, celebrations were in order at the start of May as Cheveners gathered to celebrate the launch of their new Chevening Alumni network. After many years of meeting together informally, the Afghanistan Chevening Alumni Network (known as Afghanistan-CAN) has now been established and registered with the government of Afghanistan. Deputy Ambassador James Squire officially launched the network at a ceremony at the British Embassy in Kabul, which was attended by over 50 people.   Read more
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13 June 2018
Chevening Alumni India (CAI) have been running a series of events focused on tackling sexism. We caught up with Deepti Ameta, a member of CAI, to find out more.   Why did Chevening Alumni India decide to run events about gender equality? Chevening Alumni India (CAI) was formed in 2015 with an objective of bringing together the 2,500 (and still growing) Chevening Alumni in the country.   As an evolving entity, it also aims to contribute to the betterment of the society.    Read more
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13 June 2018
The British Council announced in April the names of 21 outstanding regional winners of the Study UK Alumni Awards. These awards seek to recognise outstanding achievements of professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, and are open to international alumni who have studied at a UK higher education institution within the past 15 years. Read more
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Image courtesy of Carlos Alvarado (@carlosalvq)
08 May 2018
Today Chevening Alumnus Carlos Alvarado Quesada (2008) becomes the 48th president of Costa Rica, after winning approximately 61% of votes in the recent election. At only 38 years old, Alvarado's election comes just ten years after being awarded a Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MSc in Development Studies at the University of Sussex’s Institute of Development Studies (IDS). IDS is known for producing global leaders and is currently ranked first in the world for development studies. Read more
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01 May 2018
Chevening Alumna Hanan Youssef (2016) has won the short documentary category at the BBC Arabic Festival 2018 for her documentary titled The Town the Men Left. Youssef is one of six award winners from Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. The Town the Men Left follows the Nubian women who, despite being stigmatised as divorcees, are finding ways to survive. Read more
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Amina Mohamed and Boris Johnson
25 April 2018
Chevening Scholars were invited to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to discuss issues of education and development with the FCO’s Special Envoy for Gender Equality, Joanna Roper, and the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Education, Amina Mohamed. Read more
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23 April 2018
As part of our commitment to building capacity, sharing best practice, and strengthening regional networks, the Chevening Secretariat hosted its sixth Chevening officers’ regional conference in Istanbul, Turkey in February 2018. Read more
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29 March 2018
This March, five years after the first regional conference in Buenos Aires, alumni from 12 Latin American countries gathered in Bogotá for the second Chevening LATAM regional conference. Read more
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