Scholars news

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

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22 July 2015
This year, over 550 scholars and representatives from 20 Chevening key partners gathered at the iconic Alexandra Palace to celebrate the end of the 2014/2015 Chevening year and say goodbye. Read more
Farewell, FCO, Events
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Chevening Africa event at the FCO
29 June 2015
Nearly 40 Chevening Scholars participated in roundtable discussions with staff at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in order to strengthen mutual understanding of the UK’s engagement with Africa, and the continent’s future prospects. Read more
Africa, Scholars, policy
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25 June 2015
On 22 June, the Rt Hon Hugo Swire, Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office presided at an event that brought together 40 scholars from Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Peru and the ambassadors of those countries to mark the launch of a new set of Chevening Scholarships for 2015/2016 – the FCO Pacific Alliance Chevening Scholarships. The Pacific Alliance was founded in 2011 and provides participating countries a free trade area paving the way for education and innovation exchange and development. The UK is an interested observer in the process. Read more
Pacific Alliance, FCO, Events
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10 June 2015
A group of scholars had exclusive access to the English Cricket Board (ECB) National Performance Centre as they were treated to a cricketing masterclass. Set on the University of Loughborough campus, the ECB centre is regularly used by both the men’s and women’s England sides as they prepare to play international cricket.  Read more
sports, Loughbourough University, cricket, ECB
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08 June 2015
A group of Chevening Scholars dedicated their time to raising money for world-renowned charity Oxfam. The scholars, who are studying all across the UK, headed to the Oxfam Southern Logistics Centre in Milton Keynes to offer their help for a day. Read more
charity, Oxfam, volunteering
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27 May 2015
Chevening Scholarships will be relaunched in Oman, as announced by Jonathan Wilks, the British Ambassador to the sultanate, earlier this month. The programme will be launched in partnership with a number of British businesses active in Oman, Wilks said at a reception held at his residence celebrating the uniquely close friendship between the two countries on the 45th anniversary of the Omani Renaissance. Read more
Applications, launch, BAE Systems, business
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25 May 2015
Chevening Scholars had the chance to experience some of the fantastic work of British playwright Sir William Shakespeare. At the Globe Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, scholars were introduced to 'The Merchant of Venice' by Dr Christie Carson, before taking their seats to view the play later that evening. Danilo Soares, a Chevening Social Media Ambassador, tells the story of the day: Read more
Shakespeare, theatre, love, Stratford-upon-Avon, Danilo Soares
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19 May 2015
Combine a series of inspiring and engaging talks with the opportunity to taste an array of Mexican drinks and what you end up with is the recipe for a truly special event, which is what the second edition of BritMex turned out to be again. Read more
Britmex, Networking, Mariachi music, Bulldog Trust, entrepreneurship
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05 May 2015
Alecia Maragh, a Chevening Scholar from Jamaica, recently spoke at the Annual TEDx Student competition at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). As one of Chevening's Social Media Ambassadors, Alecia inspires people from across the globe on a daily basis to better themselves and push for their goals - and in particular to become a Chevening Scholar. However, she decided it was time to spread her thoughts in a more demanding setting - on a stage with nowhere to hide. After the event, she told us her story. Read more
Human Rights, TEDx Student competition, LSE
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29 April 2015
As the winner of the Tea at No. 10 competition, Malaysian scholar Aimran Amir toured the famous No. 10 Downing Street, residence to British Prime Ministers since 1735, and enjoyed a cup of tea in one of its beautiful dining rooms. Read more
Downing Street, Prime Minister, GREAT campaign, competition, photography
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