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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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04 February 2015
More than 80 scholars travelled to Edinburgh for the inaugural Chevening Burns Night celebration. In collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, the scholars were treated to a fun evening of traditional Scottish poems and dancing at what is commonly known as a ceilidh, to celebrate the life of poet Robert Burns. The scholars were also able to sample haggis, one of the most famous Scottish delicacies. Danilo de Toledo Soares, a Chevening Scholar from Brazil, tells the story: Read more
Ceilidh, Haggis, Chevening Burns Night
GB
26 January 2015
Despite his visual impairment, Chevening Alumnus Norali Ali Yusop (2012/2013) from Brunei ran 10K in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon last week to inspire students and special needs centres. Norali has been overcoming disability challenges since the age of 17 when he lost his sight to severe meningitis. Currently working as education officer at the Special Education Unit, Brunei Ministry of Education, he said: Read more
Inspirational, 10k Marathon, Dubai
BN GB
14 January 2015
With nearly ten years of volunteerism, advocacy, and activism experience, Chevening Alumna Teocah Dove (2013/2014) is one of 60 young leaders from the Commonwealth to receive the Queen’s Young Leader Award. Read more
Young Leader Award, volunteering, Advocacy
TT GB
01 January 2015
2014 was an important year for the Chevening Scholarship programme. The launch of the first ever global alumni database and the creation of a global alumni association – the Chevening Alumni Alliance – have enhanced our ability to connect and collaborate. And I hope that you were able to take part in the worldwide events celebrating Chevening’s 30th anniversary as part of the global network of over 43,000 Chevening Alumni. Read more
Chevening Alumni Alliance, 30th Anniversary, Connect and collaborate
GB
09 December 2014
Recently, the British Embassy to the Philippines appointed seven Philippine Chevening Alumni to be British Education Ambassadors for the year. Launched in 2013 as part of UK’s celebration of Philippine-British Friendship, the scheme aims to recognise the outstanding contribution that many alumni make to UK-Philippine relations and the role they play in promoting cooperation in the area of education. Read more
Education Ambassadors
PH GB
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