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20 November 2017
In September 2017, the British Embassy in Cairo held the second 'Gender September', which includes a month of events and communications on what the UK is doing to support greater gender equality in Egypt and why it matters. This year's theme was sharaka (partnership), defined as men and women working together for the good of society. Read more
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Gísli Hauksson CEO of GAMMA (left) and Ambassador Michael Nevin at the signing of the agreement.
27 October 2017
The British Embassy Reykjavik and GAMMA Capital Management have signed a two-year agreement to offer Chevening Scholarships in Iceland for students intending to study finance-related subjects. Read more
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26 October 2017
Last month, the Chevening Brunei Association hosted the Brunei Chevening Youth Forum 2017 at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) to provide a platform for youth to discuss emerging creative industries and their impact on the economy. The topics discussed include unravelling the creative industry, commercialising creativity, and the creative industry ecosystem exploring three areas – industry collaboration, standards, and community development. Read more
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23 October 2017
1,700 Chevening Scholars were formally welcomed to the UK at Chevening Orientation, our inspiring inaugural scholarship event held at ExCeL London on Saturday, 21 October. Orientation marks the start of their year studying at universities up and down the country and is one of only two times in the academic year that all scholars will be in the same place at the same time. Read more
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04 October 2017
Last month, over 40 people took part in the 'Bring a Future Chevener Hike' in the Khomas Mountain on Farm Godeis. Organised by the British High Commission Windhoek and the Chevening Alumni Association of Namibia, the hike served as both a mentoring and information-sharing opportunity. Each alumnus was invited to bring along an individual with the potential to become a Chevening Scholar so that they could learn more about studying in the UK with a Chevening Scholarship.  Read more
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26 September 2017
In a year that has seen the force of nature wreak devastation in several parts of the world, including Bangladesh, the Caribbean, and Mexico, the big issue of this generation—climate change—was the topic of a Chevening Talk held by British Embassy Cairo. Read more
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Indian and Pakistani scholars play cricket
21 September 2017
In the spirit of building understanding through sport, Cheveners from India and Pakistan worked together to arrange a cricket match in July. Inspired by their national teams playing each other in the ICC Champions Trophy, the scholars swapped their books for their bats to participate in a symbolic cricket match. Scholars from Pakistan and India, who were studying all over the UK, independently scheduled, organised, and funded the event, which took place in July in London's iconic Regent's Park. Read more
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19 July 2017
In June, the Russia Chevening Alumni Association held a panel discussion on global sustainable development to explore global problems and look for practical solutions. The event was hosted by the British Ambassador at his residence in Moscow. Being one of the most important topics of today, the discussion attracted a variety of leading organisations in this field. It welcomed heads of a number of top corporate sustainable development departments, a range of NGOs, academia, and social entrepreneurs. Read more
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11 July 2017
Tuberculosis, and in particular multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, is a growing problem in Bhutan. Chevening Alumna Lila Adhikari is now part of a team that is working toward more effective screening of the diasease. Read more
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07 July 2017
1,890 Chevening Scholars came together to celebrate a successful year as part of the programme on Wednesday, 5 July at London’s historic Alexandra Palace. It was a chance for scholars to say goodbye to one another, look back on a year of study and cultural activities in the UK, and also to open up new opportunities as the scholars become part of the global Chevening Alumni network. Read more
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