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.

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08 December 2014
On 3 December 2014, Laura Alonso and Martin Lousteau, MPs and Chevening Alumni, talked to students and young leaders about the challenges and opportunities that young politicians and leaders face in Argentina. Read more
Inspirational, Politics
AR
04 December 2014
16 Chevening Scholars based at Scottish universities were recently treated to a unique visit to the Scottish Parliament and Royal Society of Edinburgh. The event, organised by programme officer Gabriela Gavrila, was just one of a number of enrichment activities that will be put on by Chevening throughout the year. Mexican scholar Mariana Espinosa tells the tale: Read more
Scottish Parliament, First Minister last speech
GB
01 December 2014
More than 40 scholars from around the UK met in London on 26 November for the first of this year’s Chevening Topical Talks. Topical Talks are Chevening’s annual lecture series which allow scholars unique access to experts in different fields of work in the UK. Each talk features a panel of speakers, and scholars are encouraged to ask questions on the talks. Wednesday’s talk was at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, in Westminister, London, with the talk centred on the UK economy and immigration. Read more
Economy, Debate
GB
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
Lecture, Privacy, Liberty
IN
05 November 2014
The third edition of the annual ‘Chevening TALKS’ took place at the British residence earlier this week. Chevening Scholars and other leaders attending the event, listened to Alberto Crescenti, director of SAME (Emergency Service of Buenos Aires City), Carlos Guyot, deputy editor of newspaper La Nación, and Alec Oxenford, internet entrepreneur and founder of OLX.com who explored different perspectives of leadership from a variety of sectors. Read more
Chevening Talks, Leadership
AR
28 October 2014
After the major success that #MyCheveningJourney has been, we’ve decided to keep it going and are now launching the Tea at No. 10 photo competition. Read more
Tea at No.10, Photo competition
GB
27 October 2014
More than 600 Chevening Scholars have come together at the 2014/2015 Orientation Event held on Saturday 25 October at Queen Elizabeth II Conference centre. Welcomed by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, scholars had the opportunity to meet their programme officer and participate in a wide range of activities throughout the day. They learned about their scholarship essentials and what it will be like to live in the UK, and enjoyed guest speeches delivered by BBC World Service’s Dan Damon and Chevening Alumnus Hayati Yarkadas from Turkey. Read more
Welcome Event, Orientation
GB
16 October 2014
When I was awarded the Chevening scholarship in the summer of 2013, my family and close friends were delighted, yet after every display of happiness and excitement I always seemed to get the same words over and over again: 'you will never come back'. One year later here I am back in Lebanon, fond of this country now more than ever. Why you might ask, well it’s all about how you perceive your experience in the UK.  Read more
London, Humbleness, Bright future
LB GB
29 September 2014
There has never been a better time to apply for a Chevening Award. The Chevening team in Kenya are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who wish to study Public Policy and Governance, International Law, Energy/Environment, Human Rights and Journalism. To support candidates with completing an application, the Chevening team in Nairobi will hold an Open Day. Date: 13 October 2014Time: 09:30 – 11:30Venue: British Council, Upper Hill Road, Nairobi, Kenya Read more
Applications, Open day
KE
24 September 2014
Mrs Delmaude Ryan, Chevening Scholar 2008/2009 was recently sworn in as Montserrat’s new Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, Health & Community Services following the island’s general elections on 11 September. Mrs Ryan’s campaign focused on education, public service leadership, community activism, and volunteerism in Montserrat. Read more
Education, Public service
MS