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22 March 2017
Two Chevening officer regional conferences have recently taken place around the globe: the first in South East Asia and the second in sub-Saharan Africa. These are the third and fourth regional conferences that have taken place since the initiative was first launched in 2015. Both conferences were organised and attended by members of the International team in London. As well as focusing on training and development for Chevening officers in all areas of the programme, the conferences provided a unique platform to share experiences and ideas for the future. Read more
South East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, regional conference
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22 March 2017
Meet International Liaison Officer, Natalie. Before joining Chevening, Nat lived in Hue, Vietnam where she taught English as a foreign language after falling in love with South East Asia during a five-month long trip. Read more
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21 March 2017
In August, International Liaison Offier Catriona MacArthur headed to Nigeria and Ghana to support posts’ marketing campaigns and settle the ever-disputed argument over which country makes better jollof rice. Nigeria My first stop was Abuja, where the timing of my visit enabled me to attend and present at the second of the Nigerian pre-departure events. Later at the reception, I met one scholar who had brought her dad as a guest to the event. It turned out he is a Chevening alumnus. “Where did you hear about Chevening?” I asked him. Read more
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21 March 2017
Chevening Scholars and Alumni joined the FCO in thanking the many universities and corporate organisations whose ongoing support of the programme enables future leaders from around the world to study in the UK. Read more
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13 December 2016
The Chevening Relay has begun again, the aim of which is to encourage Cheveners to collaborate, network, be creative and take collective responsibility for a common goal. Whilst scholars are on their award, they are also encouraged to travel around and visit the cultural and natural wonders on offer here in the UK. The Chevening Relay is a great way for our scholars to visit new and exciting cities other than their own.   Read more
Chevening Relay
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30 November 2016
One of the best things about Christmas in Britain is our bustling Christmas markets, where wooden chalets adorn the streets and hot chocolates are the order of the day. Here we've rounded up five of Britain's best Christmas markets, perfect for getting in the festive spirit this winter.   Edinburgh (20 November - 4 January) Read more
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24 October 2016
In September 2016, the Chevening Officer Excellence Awards were launched in order to recognise best practise within the Chevening network. The focus for the pilot awards was alumni engagement and, after a highly competitive process, we were delighted to select three winning posts: Brazil, Nigeria, and Mexico. Read more
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New Chevening Scholars
24 October 2016
1,900 Chevening Scholars were officially welcomed to the UK at an inspirational welcome event hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) at ExCeL London. Chevening Orientation, the largest event in the Chevening calendar, is an opportunity for all scholars to meet each other for the first time and to start building networks that will last throughout their lives.  Read more
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13 October 2016
As part of its global scholarship scheme, Chevening has joined with the N8 Research Partnership to provide expanded opportunities for Chinese scholars to study in the north of England. The N8 Research Partnership is a consortium of universities, which aims to maximise impact, promote collaboration, establish innovative research capabilities and programmes, and drive economic growth. Read more
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Scholar group picture from Mount Snowdon
18 August 2016
On Friday, 12 August and Saturday, 13 August, Bangor University hosted a group of 44 Chevening Scholars for Chevening's second overnight event in Wales. Scholars enjoyed a weekend of culture and outdoor activities in an area of stunning natural beauty in the UK. The group learned about the history and culture of Wales from experts at Bangor University. They then visited the impressive Caernarfon Castle before trying out a traditional Welsh folk dance, the twmpath, in the evening. Read more
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