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Gísli Hauksson CEO of GAMMA (left) and Ambassador Michael Nevin at the signing of the agreement.
27 October 2017
The British Embassy Reykjavik and GAMMA Capital Management have signed a two-year agreement to offer Chevening Scholarships in Iceland for students intending to study finance-related subjects. Read more
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23 October 2017
1,700 Chevening Scholars were formally welcomed to the UK at Chevening Orientation, our inspiring inaugural scholarship event held at ExCeL London on Saturday, 21 October. Orientation marks the start of their year studying at universities up and down the country and is one of only two times in the academic year that all scholars will be in the same place at the same time. 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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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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25 April 2017
As part of the 'Best of British’ series, Chevening Scholars explored one of the UK’s most historic sites—The Roman Baths. Read more
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19 April 2017
Chevening Scholars had the privilege of an exclusive tour of 10 Downing Street on Wednesday, 12 April, the official residence and office of the UK Prime Minister. 24 scholars won the chance to get a rare glimpse behind the famous black door, inside an historic and elegant building where key decisions have been taken in the UK since 1735, including this week's decision to call a general election. Read more
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04 April 2017
Chevening Scholars seized the opportunity to learn about Welsh politics, language, and cultural distinctiveness through a trip to the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff.  The day-long event was part of the 'Best of British presents…’ series of trips which aims to showcase the national identities, cultures, and political institutions of the four constituent nations that make up the United Kingdom. Read more
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03 April 2017
More than 100 scholars attended or presented at the fourth Chevening Conference, which was hosted by the University of Bradford on Friday, 31 March 2017. The purpose of the annual conference is to give scholars the chance to link their studies to a chosen theme, presenting their own research to academics and their fellow scholars. This year’s theme was ‘Collaborative Leadership’, and the event also gave scholars the opportunity to hear from leading academics. Read more
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01 April 2017
It’s descended to the lowest point on Earth – the Dead Sea in Jordan, it’s visited the Parthenon in Greece, and it’s flown to Brazil. Now the gold Chevening Alumni Relay baton will take a truly giant leap – into space. Read more
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