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.

Africa’s future leaders connect at the FCO

Chevening Scholars from across Africa met with civil servants at the FCO in London to discuss issues of mutual interest in the run up to the UK hosting the UK-Africa Investment Summit. Over 150 scholars from 36 African countries met with FCO desk officers who specialise in African policy issues for an open and in-depth […]

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Chevening Scholar at the FCO

A Night at The Laboratory

The essence of Chevening is to drive forward innovation and collaboration. To this end, The Laboratory was held on 7 November – an evening to encourage the sharing of ideas between alumni, with three chosen Cheveners giving a short pitch, outlining their idea for creating impact. The event kicked off with a speed networking session […]

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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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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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Photography exhibition celebrates UK’s history of educating global changemakers

Global leaders who are determined to overcome humanity’s most pressing problems are featured in a photography exhibition opening in London’s Noho Showrooms on 14 March. The exhibition, called Changemakers: 35 visions of global leadership, will feature 35 specially-commissioned portraits of UK-educated leaders taken by photographers from all over the world. The images, accompanied by reflections […]

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Scholars devise strategy for promotion of freedom of religion or belief

At a stimulating three-day forum, hosted by Wilton Park, Chevening Scholars joined forces with academics, campaigners, and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) staff to brainstorm key issues relating to Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB). The aim of the forum, which took place from 5-7 December in the inspiring historical surroundings of Wiston House, was […]

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