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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02 April 2015
Shortly after finishing her degree at Brunel University, Indonesian alumna Ulung Putri Ambang Panglima was commissioned by Kompas TV to write and produce a documentary focused on the endangered orangutans of Indonesia. Read more
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24 March 2015
A group of Chevening Scholars stepped back in time as they visited Bletchley Park, home to the British codebreakers of World War Two.  Bletchley was famously the location where Alan Turing cracked the Enigma code, helping to defeat Hitler's Germany as Britain and its allies won the war. It is now a visitor centre, and most recently was used in the film depiction of Turing's story - The Imitation Game. Chevening Social Media Ambassador Radhika Bhatnagar, tells the story of their visit: Read more
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23 March 2015
Last week, almost 50 Pakistani Chevening and Commonwealth Scholars were welcomed to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for an evening reception hosted by Mr Tobias Ellwood, Minister for the Middle East at the Foreign Office. H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas High Commissioner also attended the event on Mr Ellwood's invitation. Mr Ellwood opened the reception with a speech highlighting the importance of scholarships and their positive role in the UK-Pakistan bilateral relationship. He also said: Read more
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20 March 2015
HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal has just finished a three day visit in the Philippines, which included meetings with the president, vice president and other prominent dignitaries. Chevening Alumnus Ira Paulo Pozon successfully facilitated the arrangements for Princess Anne's courtesy call. Read more
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09 March 2015
Chevening Alumni Ren Wenxia (2008/2009, bottom row, centre) and Zhang Yonhong (2007/2008, middle row, second from left) were among the nine finalists for China at the inaugural Education UK Alumni Awards. 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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02 March 2015
14 Chevening Scholars from across the UK were recently treated to full attendance at the Global Law Summit in London. The summit started early for three of them as they had the honour of meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, and continued with three days of talks, exhibitions, and panels. Chevening Scholar Sandra Tsui shares her experience of the event: 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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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
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