Our events

Chevening Conference 2017
The Chevening Secretariat organises a diverse engagement programme of talks, debates, workshops, and cultural events for you to get involved with during your year in the UK.

The 2017/2018 programme is connected by the theme of ‘Futures’ which aims to encourage you to think about and discuss the question, 'what happens next?' in relation to the subject of the particular event.

Throughout the programme, scholars, experts, and academics will discuss the latest trends, challenges, and controversies faced across all academic disciplines.

The engagement programme is split into the following categories:

Best of British

These events celebrate the best of Britain by offering events in and trips to places of cultural, political, legal, industrial, historical, and popular significance.

Best of British Presents: England/Northern Ireland/Scotland/Wales

These prestigious events take place in the UK’s capital cities and focus on our different political institutions and cultural heritage.

Chevening Explores

These evening talks provide opportunities to hear from experts and academics on contemporary, relevant, and engaging subjects. All talks are followed by a networking session to allow time for you to meet with other Chevening Awardees with similar interests.


These interactive events equip you with tangible skills and knowledge which you can apply in your professional lives after graduation.


Volunteering events provide an opportunity for you to engage with the local community while in the UK, build connections with like-minded individuals, and give back to the community. You are also encouraged to log any hours of volunteering that you undertake on you own for the chance to be recognised for your contributions with a Chevening volunteering award. Read more about volunteering here.

Chevening Conference

In collaboration with a university, this is our annual scholar-led conference which gives you the chance to present your research in front of your peers. The conference theme for 2017/2018 is: ‘Lead the Change: Inspiring Change in a Globalised World’. If you would like to participate in the conference, more information will be given in December. Read about Chevening Conference 2017 here.


These forums allow you to discuss, analyse, and engage with a complicated current issue. These events aim to sharpen your reasoning and debating skills. Look out for opportunities to take part in the panel.

Keep up to date with upcoming events by checking our events calendar, which will be updated throughout the year. Event registration passwords can be found in the relevant Scholargram.

You can read about scholars' experiences at our events during 2016/2017 on our blog.

For our more popular events we run a ticket ballot system. More information on this can be found here.