Chevening news

The Chevening community extends to all corners of the globe. Here is the latest news on what is going on in the Chevening network. If you have an interesting news story you would like to share with the Chevening community then please fill in our news submission form

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20 October 2015
1,800 Chevening Scholars were officially welcomed to the UK at an inspirational welcome event hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) at ExCeL London. The Orientation Day, the largest event in the Chevening calendar, is an opportunity for all scholars to meet each other for the first time and to start building networks that will last throughout their lives.  Read more
17 September 2015
Fourteen Chevening Gurukul Fellows arrived at King’s College London to begin an intensive twelve-week leadership course at the India Institute of the iconic central London university. The Chevening Gurukul Fellowship programme is designed to address issues faced by leaders in all fields, by analysing changing ideas and practices of leadership, and exploring implications of globalisation for Indian leaders. Read more
10 September 2015
Ten of our 2015/2016 Chevening Scholars have been selected to represent this year's cohort as Social Media Ambassadors (SMAs). More than 50 scholars applied to be part of the programme, and after assessing all of their applications, the Secretariat is delighted to announce the ten who stood out from the crowd. Read more
13 August 2015
Tariq Taha, a Chevening Scholar based at Oxford Brookes University, has been selected to take part as a delegate in the Young Diplomats Forum organised by the Global Diplomatic Forum in London. Tariq will be part of the Jordanian delegation when the event takes place in September, with the ambassador of Jordan, H.E. Mazen Homoud, expected to be present. Read more
07 August 2015
On Friday 31 July, Bangor University hosted a group of 20 Chevening Scholars on our first overnight event; a weekend of culture and outdoor activities in one of the most stunning and dramatic parts of the UK. The group learned about the history and culture of Wales before visiting the beautiful Penrhyn Castle and trying the traditional folk dance, the Twmpath. Read more
04 August 2015
The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships via from 3 August until 3 November 2015. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with strong academic backgrounds who also have demonstrable leadership potential. The scholarship offers financial support to study for a Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 44,000 alumni. Read more
22 July 2015
This year, over 550 scholars and representatives from 20 Chevening key partners gathered at the iconic Alexandra Palace to celebrate the end of the 2014/2015 Chevening year and say goodbye. Read more
10 June 2015
A group of scholars had exclusive access to the English Cricket Board (ECB) National Performance Centre as they were treated to a cricketing masterclass. Set on the University of Loughborough campus, the ECB centre is regularly used by both the men’s and women’s England sides as they prepare to play international cricket.  Read more
08 June 2015
A group of Chevening Scholars dedicated their time to raising money for world-renowned charity Oxfam. The scholars, who are studying all across the UK, headed to the Oxfam Southern Logistics Centre in Milton Keynes to offer their help for a day. Read more
25 May 2015
Chevening Scholars had the chance to experience some of the fantastic work of British playwright Sir William Shakespeare. At the Globe Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, scholars were introduced to 'The Merchant of Venice' by Dr Christie Carson, before taking their seats to view the play later that evening. Danilo Soares, a Chevening Social Media Ambassador, tells the story of the day: Read more