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27 April 2015
Mariela Sanchez-Belmont Montiel, a Chevening Scholar from Mexico, has completed this year's Greater Manchester Marathon. In a more than respectable time of 5hrs 27mins, Mariela, who studies at the University of Manchester, completed her first ever marathon. After recovering from the aches and pains of running for that long, Mariela took the time to tell us her story: Read more
Marathon, Goals, sports, Manchester
MX GB
27 April 2015
A musical, cultural and glamorous evening to bring the softer side of Pakistan to London was held by Chevening Scholars from Pakistan at the William Goodenough House. Aasia Saail Khan, Sumbal Agha and Umar Mahmood Khan, with the help of Team Young Pakistan at Goodenough, presented their show 'East meets West' to an audience of over 125 guests from London, Europe, Canada, Asia and America. Read more
Fashion, East meets West, Goodenough
PK GB
20 April 2015
Chevening and the University of Durham came together for the second year in a row to host the annual Chevening Conference. This year, set in the fantastic facilities at Durham University Business School, scholars set about debating diplomacy in the 21st century. Nearly 100 scholars attended the one day conference, and 21 scholars were selected to present their opinions on topics ranging from soft power through to global health and governance.  Read more
Conference, Debate, Diplomacy
GB
08 April 2015
On Tuesday 7 April, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Afghanistan team invited Afghan Chevening scholars to spend the afternoon at the FCO in Westminster. The scholars went on an exclusive tour of the historic building and attended a round table discussion with key members of the Afghanistan Unit and FCO research analysts. The group was also joined by Victoria Schofield, a lecturer in South Asia studies at King’s College London. Read more
Politics, FCO
AF GB
24 March 2015
A group of Chevening Scholars stepped back in time as they visited Bletchley Park, home to the British codebreakers of World War Two.  Bletchley was famously the location where Alan Turing cracked the Enigma code, helping to defeat Hitler's Germany as Britain and its allies won the war. It is now a visitor centre, and most recently was used in the film depiction of Turing's story - The Imitation Game. Chevening Social Media Ambassador Radhika Bhatnagar, tells the story of their visit: Read more
Mathematics, Code-breakers
GB
23 March 2015
Last week, almost 50 Pakistani Chevening and Commonwealth Scholars were welcomed to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for an evening reception hosted by Mr Tobias Ellwood, Minister for the Middle East at the Foreign Office. H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas High Commissioner also attended the event on Mr Ellwood's invitation. Mr Ellwood opened the reception with a speech highlighting the importance of scholarships and their positive role in the UK-Pakistan bilateral relationship. He also said: Read more
Pakistan, FCO, Education
PK GB
02 March 2015
14 Chevening Scholars from across the UK were recently treated to full attendance at the Global Law Summit in London. The summit started early for three of them as they had the honour of meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, and continued with three days of talks, exhibitions, and panels. Chevening Scholar Sandra Tsui shares her experience of the event: Read more
Global Law Summit, Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace
KY HK KZ GB
23 February 2015
30 scholars attended the first Chevening Topical Talk of 2015 in which Andrew Honeyman, Head of Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Unit at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, demonstrated how the London 2012 Olympic Games were delivering on the legacy pledges that formed a crucial part of the winning bid. Read more
Topical Talk, London 2012, Olympic Games
IN GB
04 February 2015
More than 80 scholars travelled to Edinburgh for the inaugural Chevening Burns Night celebration. In collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, the scholars were treated to a fun evening of traditional Scottish poems and dancing at what is commonly known as a ceilidh, to celebrate the life of poet Robert Burns. The scholars were also able to sample haggis, one of the most famous Scottish delicacies. Danilo de Toledo Soares, a Chevening Scholar from Brazil, tells the story: Read more
Ceilidh, Haggis, Chevening Burns Night
GB
04 December 2014
16 Chevening Scholars based at Scottish universities were recently treated to a unique visit to the Scottish Parliament and Royal Society of Edinburgh. The event, organised by programme officer Gabriela Gavrila, was just one of a number of enrichment activities that will be put on by Chevening throughout the year. Mexican scholar Mariana Espinosa tells the tale: Read more
Scottish Parliament, First Minister last speech
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