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.

How could a Chevening Scholarship help you achieve your career goals?

Demonstrating leadership qualities and showcasing how your Chevening experience will bring you closer to achieving your career goals is crucial to submitting a successful Chevening application. We hear from Chevening Scholar, Fabricio Bonecini de Almeida, Class of 2020, about how he intends to leverage the Chevening network to help him realise his dream of increasing education standards in Brazil.

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Female identity and the changing of surnames

Hande Cayir is a Chevening Alumna from the class of 2018 – studying Journalism and Documentary Practice at the University of Sussex. Prior to that she directed a documentary promoting the power of the individual, ‘Yok Anasının Soyadı’ (Mrs. His Name, 2012). Now she has just published her third book ‘Documentary as Autoethnography: a Case […]

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Scholar in the spotlight – Persis Ramirez

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Persis won over her Chevening Scholarship interview panel when she spoke passionately about her concern for water-related issues — and her priority of getting clean water to all parts of the Dominican population. Read about why she chose to study an MSc in Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering at the University of Leeds and how she […]

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Scholar in the spotlight – on the radio with Naa Ayeleysa Quaynor-Mettle

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Our scholar in the spotlight this month is Naa Ayeleysa Quaynor-Mettle from Ghana, who’s studying an MA in Globalisation, Business and Development at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.  Naa has got involved with student radio and has started co-hosting a show on University Radio Falmer, the student-run radio station of the University of Sussex Students’ Union. We […]

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Scholars in the spotlight – Tommy Descartes and Melissa Hippolyte-Descartes

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

It’s very challenging to win a Chevening Scholarship, and even more difficult for a husband and wife to both win a scholarship! Melissa and Tommy are from the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Lucia and are both studying an MSc in Economics and Econometrics at the University of Nottingham. We caught up them to find out how […]

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Give Peace a Chance: An interview with Dr Joseph Peter Ochogwu

by Dr Joseph Peter Ochogwu, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution

The International Day of Peace, celebrated on 21 September each year, is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace among all nations and peoples. To mark the occasion, we interviewed Chevening Alumnus Dr Joseph Peter Ochogwu (2004) who studied an MA in Peace Studies at the University of Bradford. Joseph now works at the Institute […]

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Chevener gets a buzz from volunteering: scholar interview

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Many Chevening Scholars take the opportunity to contribute to their community and this year the class of 2015 clocked up a fantastic 2,500 hours of volunteering alongside their studies. On 2 June 2016, 27 of our current Chevening Scholars gathered in the Map Room at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London to be recognised […]

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Exclusive interview with award-winning filmmaker Zhao Qi

Known for exploring cultural themes in contemporary China, Zhao Qi is a Sundance and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker based in Beijing. He also worked as an executive director and commissioning editor in China Central Television for 19 years. Qi has produced over 800 documentaries covering culture, history, politics, and the environment, including: Last Train Home (2011 Emmy Awards) […]

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