News and blogs

The Chevening community extends to all corners of the globe. Here is the latest news on what is going on in the Chevening network, and blogs from members of our community.

Blowing out the candles on our 35th birthday

We celebrated being a little bit older and wiser at our annual Farewell event for departing Chevening Scholars at Alexandra Palace last week. 1,800 scholars from 111 countries around the world travelled to north London to celebrate our 35th anniversary. Scholars have spent the year studying, exploring and experiencing life in the UK as part of the programme.

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Fellows gather for fifth Annual Chevening Fellowships Dinner

Fifty-two Chevening Fellows from nine different countries representing nine fellowship programmes gathered for the fifth Annual Chevening Fellowships Dinner held at Drapers’ Hall in London on 9 May 2019. Chevening Fellowships bring together highly talented individuals from a variety of countries to further their knowledge through short courses in the UK relating to their area […]

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New fellowship for African media professionals announced

Sixty media professionals from across Africa will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, and networks as part of a new Chevening Fellowship programme announced by UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship will focus on promoting and protecting media freedom, and forms part of a global effort led by the UK and […]

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A lucky Chevener at the University of Oxford

by Dr Abdur Rehman Cheema, Team Leader of Research at the Rural Support Programmes Network

I am a Chevening Fellow at the Centre for Islamic Studies at the University of Oxford (OCIS) coming all the way from a country named Pakistan in South Asia. To be a Chevening Scholar has been an extraordinary experience in many ways. Starting from entering into the competition, to the application, the interview, the final […]

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Pursuing research in the face of war

by Rihana Suliman, Chevening British Library fellow, 2018

I read about Chevening British Library Fellowship opportunity within the Endangered Archive Programme (EAP) last year and decided to apply. At the time, I held the post of assistant professor at Damascus University in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistic. Some of my duties were to deliver lectures on the undergraduate schemes of […]

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60 seconds with Verity Wilkes

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Chevening chats to Verity Wilkes, Senior Programme Officer – Fellowships at the Chevening Secretariat Can you tell us a little bit about what the Fellowships team at Chevening does? The fellowships team works with the smaller cohorts of Chevening Fellows who come to the UK throughout the year. Chevening Fellowships are open to applicants from a […]

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The Chevening Clore Fellowship: a personal account

by Niyati Mehta, Consultant, Culture and Heritage

My time as a Chevening Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme has been absolutely amazing. I have learnt so much in so many ways. It has led me to spaces I never imagined, taught me life skills, and transformed my understanding of the sector. Little did I know when I started, it would also change the course of […]

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Partha Bhaumik presents research at British Library

The British Library together with Chevening held its’ Chevening Explores: The Great War and World Literature event on 23 May at the British Library with a talk by Dr Santanu Das. The event was also an opportunity to showcase the research of Chevening Fellow, Partha Bhaumik during his 2017/2018 British Library Fellowship.  The Chevening British […]

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