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.

Alumni discuss ‘frictionless borders’ at global forum

On Saturday 10 November, a typically British autumn day, alumni representing more than 22 nations gathered at Regent’s University London for the Chevening Alumni Alliance’s (CAA) second global forum. This flagship event of the CAA calendar attracted alumni from all corners of the world, including Haiti, Bulgaria, Jordan, Russia, Indonesia, and South Africa. The CAA […]

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Best of British Presents: Scotland

by Parizad Baria, Social Media Ambassador

In the heart of Edinburgh, amidst its iconic historical structures, statues, and signature hilly backdrops, stands a uniquely modern building. This fine work of architecture is the Scottish Parliament. Commissioned through an international design competition in 1999 and completed in 2004, this building is a manifestation of Scottish identity that reveals abstract expressions of icons […]

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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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