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06 June 2017
The British Council Study UK Alumni Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of international alumni who studied at UK universities. There are three award categories: Professional Achievement Award, Entrepreneurial Award, and Social Impact Award. From thousands of applications and nominations for these awards in their respective countries, we congratulate the following 17 Cheveners who were selected as finalists, and three as winners.   Egypt Read more
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05 June 2017
On 23 March 2017, former Chevening Scholars gathered at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi for a gala dinner, the launchpad for the new Chevening Kenya Chapter. The Chevening Alumni Group Network spent months planning the official launch and dinner, which was hosted by the British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, and attended by other officials from the high commission. Read more
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02 June 2017
We hear and read so much about climate change, global warming, and protecting and saving the planet. But why should we be concerned about these issues when we are facing problems with unemployment, rising costs of living, and increasing house prices? Read more
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04 April 2017
Chevening Scholars seized the opportunity to learn about Welsh politics, language, and cultural distinctiveness through a trip to the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff.  The day-long event was part of the 'Best of British presents…’ series of trips which aims to showcase the national identities, cultures, and political institutions of the four constituent nations that make up the United Kingdom. Read more
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03 April 2017
On 4 March, Chevening Scholars gathered with their families at the British Embassy in Seoul to learn about and discuss the global food crisis at an event co-hosted with Oxfam. The event, titled ‘OXFAM X Sam Kim Food Truck’, gave participants the chance to taste Korean chef Sam Kim’s pasta, learn more about Oxfam Korea’s work, fundraise for Oxfam Korea, and be reminded of how precious a meal can be in a world where not everyone is so lucky.   Read more
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01 April 2017
It’s descended to the lowest point on Earth – the Dead Sea in Jordan, it’s visited the Parthenon in Greece, and it’s flown to Brazil. Now the gold Chevening Alumni Relay baton will take a truly giant leap – into space. Read more
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21 March 2017
Chevening Scholars and Alumni joined the FCO in thanking the many universities and corporate organisations whose ongoing support of the programme enables future leaders from around the world to study in the UK. Read more
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02 March 2017
Our 2015/2016 Chevening Scholars have returned home after spending a year in the UK during which they studied hard, built their networks, and became acquainted with British culture. British Embassies and High Commissions all over the world celebrated their return by throwing welcome home events. It is here that our newest cohort of Chevening Alumni receive their Chevening completion certificates, become inducted into the alumni community at home, and showcase all they learnt in the UK. Read more
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24 February 2017
Chevening Alumna Dinara Dultaeva from Uzbekistan studied at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies in 2009. Following her degree, her long-held dream of creating a company that contributed to showcasing her home to the world came true. Inspired by her course at Cardiff, she started a publishing house, Dinara & Co. It focuses on high-end books about culture, arts, people, industries, and more. It also produces multimedia products, virtual reality, and mobile applications—all to promote Uzbekistan. Read more
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24 February 2017
The British Embassy in Caracas and the Chevening Alumni Association are carrying out a series of masterclasses to foster discussions on topics of interest for Venezuela and the UK and deepen links between universities from both countries. The first masterclass took place on 5 December 2016 at Catholic University Andrés Bello (UCAB). It celebrated international Human Rights Day with a discussion on the 'Origin and Development of the Universal Human Rights System'. Read more
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