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 greater Asean integration in Bangkok

Some of Thailand’s most talented young professionals were gathered at the British Embassy Bangkok on 28 February for the highly anticipated Chevening Annual Talk. This event, which is jointly hosted by the Thailand Chevening Alumni Association and the British Embassy Bangkok, brings together Chevening Alumni, embassy staff, and other dynamic young professionals to network, engage, […]

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One-year master’s degrees

Master’s courses in the UK typically last for one year, which is shorter than many other countries. Whilst this means they are intense learning periods, it also means you can return to family and work life sooner, and start applying what you have learned.

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One year master's degrees

Longlists, shortlists, references, and interviews

by Programme team – international, Chevening Secretariat

At this time of the year, tens of thousands of hopefuls who had worked hard to submit their applications for a Chevening Scholarship find out whether they’ve been invited for an interview. This is usually a highly-anticipated moment of huge joy and excitement for those applicants who receive positive news. For those whose Chevening journey […]

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10 activities around the UK in March

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

NORTH WEST Release your inner Wordsworth with Words by the Water Festival Keswick, Cumbria8 to 17 March Don’t miss this exciting literature event, a festival of words and ideas, set by the lake surrounded by the Lake District fells. This literary event takes place at the Theatre by the Lake. Visitors can enjoy talks, lectures, […]

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Animals that stole my heart: the Highlands cow edition

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

On St Valentine’s Day, we brought you pictures and stories of animals across the UK that captured the hearts of our scholars. We’re sure you noticed one high profile animal was missing… the Highlands cow! Well, the Highlands cow (aka Heilan coo) is always so well loved by our scholars that we thought it deserved […]

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Scholar blog: Animals that stole my heart - Highlands Cow edition

60 seconds with Danni Elster

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Find out how Danni’s career in international education led her to Chevening, and what she likes to do when she’s not managing the UK programme! Chevening: What attracted you to come to work with Chevening? Danni: I have been familiar with Chevening for many years as I previously worked in international student recruitment at both […]

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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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Seven animals that stole my heart

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

It’s St Valentine’s Day today and as people all around the world celebrate love, we too celebrate the animals that have stolen the hearts of Chevening Scholars across the UK. Prepare to say ‘aww’ and ‘ooo’ more times than you’d like to admit. We did and we aren’t afraid to admit it. 1. TOTES ADORABLE […]

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Scholar blog - animals that stole my heart

Happy new here

by Peter Pages, Chevening Social Media Ambassador

I’m happy, and I’m new here. The cold winds of winter found me roaming in north London viewing houses after my move from Exeter for second term. By the third of January, I had walked around the neighbourhoods of Islington, Seven Sisters and Hackney while operating from my base in Kensal Green with random trips […]

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