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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18 October 2017
In October, the British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, hosted a reception in honour of Chevening Alumni from across Libya who studied in the UK between 2014 and 2016. It was the first diplomatic reception hosted by United Kingdom since re-establishing a diplomatic presence in Tripoli. The reception took place at Nweji Cultural House, which is located in the old British Consulate and housed British Diplomats from 1744 until 1940. Mr. Tony Calderbank, the British Council Director, also attended the event. Read more
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04 October 2017
Last month, over 40 people took part in the 'Bring a Future Chevener Hike' in the Khomas Mountain on Farm Godeis. Organised by the British High Commission Windhoek and the Chevening Alumni Association of Namibia, the hike served as both a mentoring and information-sharing opportunity. Each alumnus was invited to bring along an individual with the potential to become a Chevening Scholar so that they could learn more about studying in the UK with a Chevening Scholarship.  Read more
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26 September 2017
In a year that has seen the force of nature wreak devastation in several parts of the world, including Bangladesh, the Caribbean, and Mexico, the big issue of this generation—climate change—was the topic of a Chevening Talk held by British Embassy Cairo. Read more
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Indian and Pakistani scholars play cricket
21 September 2017
In the spirit of building understanding through sport, Cheveners from India and Pakistan worked together to arrange a cricket match in July. Inspired by their national teams playing each other in the ICC Champions Trophy, the scholars swapped their books for their bats to participate in a symbolic cricket match. Scholars from Pakistan and India, who were studying all over the UK, independently scheduled, organised, and funded the event, which took place in July in London's iconic Regent's Park. Read more
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19 July 2017
In June, the Russia Chevening Alumni Association held a panel discussion on global sustainable development to explore global problems and look for practical solutions. The event was hosted by the British Ambassador at his residence in Moscow. Being one of the most important topics of today, the discussion attracted a variety of leading organisations in this field. It welcomed heads of a number of top corporate sustainable development departments, a range of NGOs, academia, and social entrepreneurs. Read more
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11 July 2017
Tuberculosis, and in particular multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, is a growing problem in Bhutan. Chevening Alumna Lila Adhikari is now part of a team that is working toward more effective screening of the diasease. Read more
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07 July 2017
1,890 Chevening Scholars came together to celebrate a successful year as part of the programme on Wednesday, 5 July at London’s historic Alexandra Palace. It was a chance for scholars to say goodbye to one another, look back on a year of study and cultural activities in the UK, and also to open up new opportunities as the scholars become part of the global Chevening Alumni network. Read more
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08 June 2017
Chevening Scholars celebrated contributing more than 3,000 hours of volunteering in the UK this year at an awards ceremony held in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Read more
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06 June 2017
The British Council Study UK Alumni Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of international alumni who studied at UK universities. There are three award categories: Professional Achievement Award, Entrepreneurial Award, and Social Impact Award. From thousands of applications and nominations for these awards in their respective countries, we congratulate the following 17 Cheveners who were selected as finalists, and three as winners.   Egypt Read more
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05 June 2017
On 23 March 2017, former Chevening Scholars gathered at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi for a gala dinner, the launchpad for the new Chevening Kenya Chapter. The Chevening Alumni Group Network spent months planning the official launch and dinner, which was hosted by the British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, and attended by other officials from the high commission. Read more
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