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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
Welcome Home Event, alumni
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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
UK, Uzbekistan
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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
UK, Venezuela, Masterclass, academia
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30 January 2017
Who is more inspirational than the young leaders who achieved excellence through Chevening?  With this in mind, the British Consulate General in Jerusalem organised a series of TED Talk-style events to inspire others and bring in the motivational spirit. The Chevening programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territories has more than 250 alumni, who have become distinguished leaders and influencers in a variety of fields including medicine, science, economics, the arts, and humanities. Read more
Palestinian, alumni, TED talk, motivation
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13 December 2016
The Chevening Relay has begun again, the aim of which is to encourage Cheveners to collaborate, network, be creative and take collective responsibility for a common goal. Whilst scholars are on their award, they are also encouraged to travel around and visit the cultural and natural wonders on offer here in the UK. The Chevening Relay is a great way for our scholars to visit new and exciting cities other than their own.   Read more
Chevening Relay
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02 December 2016
Innovation drives change and change makes progress. In a globalised world, it is as important for a nation to be innovative and showcase its ability to drive progress as it is for individuals to. With this in mind, the UK Alumni Association of Montenegro (MAUK) had a vision of a special event with the chief purpose of encouraging more innovation in Montenegro. Read more
alumni association
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02 December 2016
On 22 November, the Macedonian Chevening Alumni Association (MCAA) held an event titled ‘Memorising or creatively (co)constructing knowledge? Chevening scholars’ Macedonian and UK educational experiences’. Read more
alumni association, Education
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28 November 2016
On 3 November at the British Embassy in Mexico City, a fascinating conference took place titled Latest trends in international trade and its effects on the policies of the countries. Mexico’s Current stance: Globalization vs Protectionism. The Mexican Chevening Alumni Association (MCAA) partnered with the LSE Mexican Alumni Association, PricewaterhouseCoopers Mexico (PwC), and the UK Alumni Association Mexico to deliver this conference. They brought together high profile experts on international trade to debate what is a hot international topic at the moment. Read more
Scholarships, alumni
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24 November 2016
Seven scholars, as well as representatives from the Chevening Secretariat, visited BAE Systems Military Air and Information sites at Warton and Samlesbury in Lancashire on 22 and 23 November 2016. They were hosted by senior BAE Systems representatives and given an overview of the business, as well as visiting their advanced manufacturing and Typhoon final assembly facilities. Seven of the eight Malaysian scholars, generously co-funded by BAE Systems for the 2016/2017 academic year, took part in the visit. Read more
electronics, engineering, manufacturing, Malaysia
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24 October 2016
In September 2016, the Chevening Officer Excellence Awards were launched in order to recognise best practice within the Chevening network. The focus for the pilot awards was alumni engagement and, after a highly competitive process, we were delighted to select three winning posts: Brazil, Nigeria, and Mexico. Read more
Chevening Excellence Awards, alumni engagement
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