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.

Creative marketing in Libya: Promoting Chevening outside the capital

‘Chevening Alumni are the best advocates for the Chevening programme in their home countries.’ This is the philosophy of Abdulrahman Elgheriani, Chevening Alumnus and Founder of Tanmia 360, a youth-led, Benghazi-based NGO. During the application window for 2019-20 Chevening Scholarships, he’s been putting his philosophy into practice by running a series of events to promote […]

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Exploring the future of the Western Balkans through art and dialogue

Over the past three months, Chevening Alumni from across the Western Balkans have been working together on a series of events to improve collaboration in the region. As part of this project, Chevening Alumni from Montenegro organised two big events: a regional alumni conference, and a regional art exhibition featuring pieces from an open competition. […]

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Latin American alumni discuss future of regional public policy

On Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 October, Chevening Alumni hosted a ground-breaking forum on the topic of Public Policy and Behavioural Sciences in Montevideo, Uruguay. The event, which received funding from the Chevening Alumni Programme Fund (CAPF), marked a pivotal moment for Uruguay, as it was the first forum of its kind in the country’s […]

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Seven of my best Orientation moments

by Chevening Scholars, Class of 2018

It’s been over a month since Orientation 2018 and no doubt you will now be familiar with Chevening’s annual welcome event having read the official news story and unofficial blog but one voice we’ve been saving is that of our scholars who were officially welcomed to the UK on 20 October 2018 at the ExCel […]

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Scholar blog - my best Orientation moments

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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