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.

Eight ways I celebrated the holiday season

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

As January sets in fully bringing with it the start of the second academic term, New Year’s resolutions (which may or may not already be broken), and a new year with new adventures to be had, we take a trip back a few weeks to discover eight ways our scholars celebrated the holiday season. 1. […]

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Making the most of networking opportunities: 10 top tips

by Daniel Zamnius, Social Media Ambassador

In today’s world, it is important to have good networking skills. However, how do you find and make contacts, as well as make them work for you? Here are 10 top tips I learned during an eye-opening professional networking and communication workshop organised by Chevening at the University of Birmingham. The workshop allowed me to […]

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December is a month of wonderful transformation in the United Kingdom

by Daniel Zamnius, Social Media Ambassador

December of my Chevening experience still evokes a wide variety of emotions: admiration, gratitude, and an overwhelming sense of wonderment. I would like to share my findings and insights of this festive month of Christmas and the New Year – my best month in the UK so far. This time is making lasting impressions and […]

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A lucky Chevener at the University of Oxford

by Dr Abdur Rehman Cheema, Team Leader of Research at the Rural Support Programmes Network

I am a Chevening Fellow at the Centre for Islamic Studies at the University of Oxford (OCIS) coming all the way from a country named Pakistan in South Asia. To be a Chevening Scholar has been an extraordinary experience in many ways. Starting from entering into the competition, to the application, the interview, the final […]

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Six buildings that look amazing at night

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

Something a lot of our scholars discover only after moving to the UK is how early the sun sets during the winter months. But, the very positive part to this is how beautifully buildings across the UK light up! Of course, the lead up to Christmas is an added bonus for seeing many cities and […]

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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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Engaging your diaspora community through Chevening

by Alwaleed Abdeen, Chevening Alumnus

Every day, thousands of people around the world leave their countries in search of new opportunities. Some individuals will thrive in the diaspora but this prosperity is not always shared by the community as a whole. The success of diaspora communities largely depends on their systems of support, yet, too often, these support groups are […]

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UK events: January 2019

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

South East and London London – Burns Night Website Burns Night marks the anniversary of the poet Robert Burns’ birth on 25 January each year. Held throughout the world on Burns Night (or on an evening close to it) a traditional Burns supper is an evening event that celebrates Robert Burns’ life and work. In […]

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Fifteen things that make me miss home a little less

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

It’s the lead up to Christmas – a joyful time in the UK, but also the start of winter with the days getting shorter and the nights longer. As the cold weather sets in, it’s natural to miss home and all of your homely comforts. Not all days in any new country will be easy […]

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So much to see! So much to do! So much to learn! in the UK

by Brian Osweta Otieno, Social Media Ambassador

When I was told by a friend that there is so much to see, do and learn in the UK, I never believed him until I finally got to see and experience it for myself. Right from Cardiff, Wales, where my school at Cardiff University is based, to London and Liverpool in England, the past […]

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