Scholars news

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from Chevening Scholarships.

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23 November 2015
Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, was the setting for the latest Best of British event for Chevening Scholars. Read more
Blenheim Palace, Winston Churchill, Cream Tea
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20 November 2015
Chevening Scholar Chisenga Muyoya has become the first Zambian to receive the JCI Outstanding Young Person of the Year award. Read more
JCI, Outstanding Young Person of the Year, Impact, Community
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03 November 2015
For the second year in a row, the number of scholarship applications received by Chevening has broken the previous record. Read more
Applications, Scholarships, Chevening
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02 November 2015
More than £4,000 worth of clothing can now be sold by Oxfam thanks to a group of Chevening Scholars. The group visited the Oxfam Southern Logistics Centre, to assist with uploading items of clothing to the Oxfam website. Clothing, which arrives in bulk on a daily basis, needed to be sorted, photographed, labelled and finally uploaded, ready for sale to the general public. Read more
volunteering, Oxfam, Scholars, charity
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20 October 2015
1,800 Chevening Scholars were officially welcomed to the UK at an inspirational welcome event hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) at ExCeL London. The Orientation Day, 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
Orientation 2015, #IAmChevening, #MyCheveningJourney, FCO
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19 October 2015
Harish Lokhun, Chevening's international liaison officer for South Asia, recently visited Bangladesh. He spoke to The Daily Star about what Chevening offers, and why it is so important to UK-Bangledesh relations. Read more
The Daily Star, Harish Lokhun, apply
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19 October 2015
The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, in a recent visit to the Caribbean islands of Jamaica and Grenada, announced an immediate doubling of Chevening Scholarships available to Commonwealth Caribbean countries. The increase comes off the back of a tripling of the number of Chevening Scholarships in 2014, and will apply to the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda; the Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Jamaica; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; and Trinidad and Tobago.   Read more
David Cameron, Caribbean, Commonwealth, Charles Leacock, Shena-Ann Ince
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06 October 2015
Chevening Scholar Yaman Islim was born in Syria and came to Durham University this year to start an MSc in Finance and Investment. He’s already completed an Economics degree at Aleppo University in 2012, and an MBA in Istanbul, and hopes that his degree will help him build a better Syria. Read more
Durham University, Aleppo
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10 September 2015
Ten of our 2015/2016 Chevening Scholars have been selected to represent this year's cohort as Social Media Ambassadors (SMAs). More than 50 scholars applied to be part of the programme, and after assessing all of their applications, the Secretariat is delighted to announce the ten who stood out from the crowd. Read more
Social Media Ambassadors, Chevening
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27 August 2015
In a culmination to a series of scholar engagement events that have taken place across the 2014/2015 cycle, the South Asia Afghanistan Directorate (SAAD) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) hosted a farewell afternoon tea for the South Asian and Afghan Scholars. Read more
FCO, policy
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