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.

Promoting female empowerment through feminist lawyers network

by Bárbara Sepúlveda Hales, Chevening Alumna

Bárbara Sepúlveda Hales is a lawyer, public speaker, lecturer, and feminist activist. She holds an LL.M Public Law from the University of Chile and, as a Chevening Scholar, she studied for an MSc Gender Research at London School of Economics and Political Science. Bárbara currently works as a public attorney, focusing her practice primarily on […]

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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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Chevening Alumni Reconnect at the AsiaGlobal Fellowship in Hong Kong

Six Cheveners from around the world found themselves unexpectedly reunited in Hong Kong this year as participants of the 2018 AsiaGlobal Fellows Program. Launched in August 2017, the program is a leadership development initiative based at Hong Kong University (HKU), and is aimed at outstanding mid-career professionals working in public policy. We’re delighted that six of […]

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UK events: December 2018

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

South East and London London – ice skating at Somerset House Until 13 January 2019 Once again the iconic fountain courtyard at Somerset House is home to London’s most beautiful ice rink, complete with a 40ft Christmas tree. Look out for Skate Lates, an extra special series of music nights throughout the season. This year […]

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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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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

We get quite excited about Christmas here in the UK and we have some great tips for you to help you enjoy the Christmas festivities! Why not sample some mulled wine or make some mince pies for your friends with our recipe? Christmas markets Christmas markets are very popular in the UK as they make a […]

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Seven of the best fresher’s events I attended

by Chevening Scholars, Class of 2018

Fresher’s week; the first week of any UK university. A week before the first academic term begins where new students can network, learn more about their university, and generally, settle in. It’s a week where student unions run many events for new students including trips, information sessions, and socialising sessions. As new students, our scholars […]

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Setting sail with the royals

by Kirana Agustina, Social Media Ambassador

The fairy-tale architecture of Edinburgh has made the city one of my top bucket list places to visit in my whole life. This time was even more special as we delved and stepped into royal history. Let’s start with the iconic Edinburgh Castle On a misty Monday morning, a group of scholars gathered to begin […]

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