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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Strengthening European alumni networks at Poland conference

Harnessing Chevening networks to tackle climate change, promote economic prosperity, and protect media freedom. It seemed no regional or global challenge was beyond the ambitions of the dynamic Chevening Alumni who gathered in Warsaw in May to discuss the future of Europe, and an agenda for strengthening networks in a rapidly changing world. Building upon […]

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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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Media freedom comes under the spotlight at Chevening Conference

Scholars were urged to aid the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s media freedom campaign at the sixth annual Chevening Conference hosted at the University of Manchester on Friday, 12 April. 2018 was the deadliest year on record for journalists worldwide. Alastair King-Smith, Deputy Director of the Multilateral Policy Directorate at the FCO, encouraged scholars to help […]

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New octopus species named after Chevening

A newly discovered octopus species, found off the coast of South Korea, has been named after the Chevening Scholarships programme by the scientist who found it. South Korean Chevening Alumna Dr Aprille Phul decided to give the new octopus the Latin scientific name of Octopoda Chevenuss Scholarpod after spending a career-changing year studying in the […]

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Chevening Alumni in Bulgaria inspire a new generation of leaders

The Bulgarian Chevening Association (BCA) is a vibrant group of Chevening Alumni based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since a re-launch in 2017, the group have been working hard to provide networking opportunities for their members and opportunities to inspire the next generation of young Bulgarians. The result of this hard work is a brand new initiative called […]

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