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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17 March 2016
Chevening Scholars were invited to attend the Commonwealth Day Service at the iconic Westminster Abbey. The day was especially significant for Chevening Scholars as one scholar, Kishva Ambigapathy, was asked to lead the Royal Family during the procession as the bearer of the Commonwealth Mace. Read more
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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
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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
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27 August 2015
In a culmination to a series of scholar engagement events that have taken place across the 2014/2015 cycle, the South Asia Afghanistan Directorate (SAAD) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) hosted a farewell afternoon tea for the South Asian and Afghan Scholars. Read more
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01 May 2015
The 2015 Chevening India Journalism Programme came to a conclusion with a captivating symposium organised by the fellows themselves themed Elephants in the newsroom: Challenges facing the Indian media today.  Read more
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17 April 2015
45 Chevening Fellows from six different fellowship programmes were invited to the House of Commons for a networking reception and dinner, bringing together fellows from India, Sri Lanka, and China for an historic evening at a fittingly historic venue. Read more
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08 March 2015
Every year on 8 March women from all walks of life are celebrated on International Women’s Day. It is a day where their achievements, and the contribution they make to society, are recognised and lauded. The theme for 2015 is ‘make it happen’ and Chevening is using this as an opportunity to showcase some of its alumnae who are the personification of that theme. Chevening Alumnae making it happen Wang Lili, Vice President, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (2005-) Read more
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23 February 2015
30 scholars attended the first Chevening Topical Talk of 2015 in which Andrew Honeyman, Head of Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Unit at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, demonstrated how the London 2012 Olympic Games were delivering on the legacy pledges that formed a crucial part of the winning bid. Read more
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09 February 2015
Chevening Alumnus Sujoy Baneerje from India recently won one of the ‘Earth Heroes’ awards offered by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). The winners were chosen by an independent jury for their exemplary work on the ground in the field of wildlife and conservation. Awarded in the ‘Green Warrior’ category, Sujoy worked hard to preserve the wildlife and resource abundant National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to a high number of critically endangered and threatened species. He explained: Read more
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25 November 2014
Chevening Gurukul Fellows and London based scholars turned out at King's College last night for the annual King's Chevening Distinguished Lecture. This year’s speaker was none other than Shami Chakrabarti, one of the leading human rights campaigners in the UK, and a lady who was once described by The Sun newspaper as ‘the most dangerous lady in Britain.’ Shami spoke enthusiastically about her passions, including Liberty, the organisation she is head of, offering interesting arguments and posing some tough questions to those in the room. Read more
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