Scholar Events Competition

The Scholar Events Competition is your chance to organise an event for your fellow scholars – funded by Chevening.

Your event could be a cultural, sporting, or social activity - such as a museum visit, a trip to the theatre, a sports tournament, or a visit to a place of natural beauty. It’s entirely up to you!

Why apply to the Scholar Events Competition?

  • Events are fully funded by the Chevening Secretariat
  • It’s your choice – where in the UK do you want to go, and what do you want to do?
  • Flexible timing – you can hold your event on a weekend!
  • Further develop your leadership abilities
  • It’s a chance to network with scholars from across the UK

What events have past winners have organised?

  • SM Faridul Haque (University of Sussex, 2017): ‘Experiencing the great architectures of British history: Exploring Cardiff’
  • Muhammad Asim Zeb (University of Leeds, 2016): Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral Adventure
  • Manuel Besares (University of Nottingham, 2016): ‘The Robin Hood Experience: Visiting Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle’
  • Girish Shivakumar (University of Cambridge, 2015): ‘Punting in Cambridge’
  • Pui Shan Chung (University of Sussex, 2014): ‘Cookery Class: Embracing Diversity’

Want to know more? Hear what past winners have to say:

‘Do some research and apply for it! Despite the busy schedule you’ll find the time and support that you need. If required, don’t hesitate to contact Chevening Scholars in any city; you’ll get a very positive response.’ - Muhammad Asim Zeb (University of Leeds, 2016)

‘I challenged myself on this competition. I won, and I did/completed it well. Now I have more confidence in myself.’ - Mitchell Naibaho (University of Liverpool, 2016)

What are the key dates?

  • First round: applications closed
  • Second round: applications closed
  • Third round: applications closed

What else do I need to know?

Applications for the third round of the Scholar Events Competition in 2017/2018 will open on 1 March.

  • Terms and conditions for entering the Scholar Events Competition can be found here
  • You can view a sample application for the Scholar Events Competition here.
  • Don't forget to check the Secretariat's events calendar to make sure your event is different to those that we already have planned.

Apply here