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.

The battle against COVID-19 misinformation

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every walk of life – but one of the biggest battlefronts has been online. The lack of concrete guidance and understanding about COVID-19 has created the perfect conditions for rumours and fake news to spread. This was something that began to be of increasing concern to Tan Su Lin, […]

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Chevening Alumni Leadership Conference

Chevening’s alumni association leaders are key ambassadors for the programme and work hard to create strong local networks that benefit their wider communities. From 2-3 June 2020, our alumni group leaders had the opportunity to meet, network and develop their skills at the first ever Chevening Alumni Leadership Conference. Over 100 people joined the conference […]

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Words Really Can Heal the World

2017 Chevening Alumna Beatriz Buarque set up an initiative to combat online extremism in 2018. Words Heal the World has now won a prize at the Luxembourg Peace Prize – a remarkable achievement. Here she tells us about her work and what has inspired it. In 2015, the jihadist group ISIS was recruiting thousands of […]

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One Person, One Hand Santiser: keeping communities safe from COVID-19

Achaleke Christian is a Chevening Alumnus from 2016, graduating from the University of Birmingham with a masters in International Development. In 2018 he won the Outstanding Youth Peaceworker category at the Luxembourg Peace Prize. Here he tells us about his new campaign, manufacturing and donating hand sanitiser to communities in Cameroon. The One Person One […]

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3,420 hours of scholar volunteering recognised in virtual award ceremony

by Chevening,

Chevening Scholars gave 3,420 hours of their time to different volunteer causes in the UK during a challenging time for people around the world. 129 scholars gave their time to 329 organisations around the UK, working on a variety of projects from conservation to teaching digital skills, and much more. Normally scholars would have the […]

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Chosen for Chevening? Offer letters for 2020/2021 are now being sent out

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

It’s one of our favourite parts of the Chevening year: we’re making life-changing offers to applicants. We are now well under way with sending out offer letters to those lucky candidates who have been #ChosenforChevening. If you haven’t heard from us yet, don’t worry, we will be in touch soon. If you have been chosen […]

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Alumni in Bhutan debut documentary on domestic violence

By Yangchen Dolkar Dorji, Project Lead at Project Gakyid Project Gakyid is the first project to be initiated by Chevening Alumni in Bhutan with support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom via the Chevening Alumni Programme Fund (CAPF). The Project was named, ‘Gakyid’ which translates to ‘happiness’ in Dzongkha (Bhutan’s national […]

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