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.

UK events: October 2018

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Yorkshire England’s Largest Travelling Fair 5 to 15 October Don’t miss the lights, sights, and smells of England’s largest travelling fair. This year, the fair rolls into Hull on 5 October and leaves on 15 October, giving you just over a week to enjoy the festivities. The fair is one of Hull’s biggest traditions, as […]

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English language tests: Four key points to help you apply

by Natalie Keen, Programme Officer – International

Hi! I’m Natalie and I work as a Programme Officer – International at the Chevening Secretariat. We want to encourage you to check your eligibility for a Chevening Scholarship then to apply and take advantage of this life-changing opportunity! One of the key requirement is the English language requirement, and there are a few common areas […]

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University applications: four key points to help you apply

by Amy Mitchell-Bell, Programme Officer – International

Hello! I’m Amy, one of the Programme Officers – International at the Chevening Secretariat. Last year, we held a number of themed Q&A sessions, including one on university applications. We noticed that there were a number of recurring questions and have summarised the answers below. (1) Applicants can apply for any Chevening-eligible course at any UK […]

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Standard Chartered Foundation Chevening Fintech Scholarship launches

The British Consulate General in Hong Kong and the Standard Chartered Hong Kong 150th Anniversary Community Foundation have signed a one-year agreement to offer Chevening Scholarships in Hong Kong. Scholarships are for students intending to study financial technology-related subjects at any university in the UK. The Foundation will sponsor two Hong Kong nationals for the 2019/2020 […]

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Eight weird and wonderful adventures to have in the UK

by Lydia, Programme Officer

I’m sure you’ve read a lot about the oddities of the UK and are looking forward to experiencing some of these during your year here! As well as local quirks, like the many varied accents across the country, I’ve put together a list of weird and wonderful places to go and things that you can […]

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Equality is a key factor for sustainable development

by Lucky Belinda Niko, Chevening Alumna

I recently started working for a Spanish NGO called TATU Project. The organisation is based in the communities of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto located in Simanjiro district in Northern Tanzania. ‘Tatu’ is the Swahili word for ‘three’. The organisation conducts several community development projects while focusing on three pillars: Empowerment, education, and environment. I […]

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Creative technologies for the common good

by Chevening Alumni Office, Chevening Secretariat

As a Chevening Alumnus, you are part of a 50,000 strong network of global leaders, influencers and change-makers. We often celebrate outstanding individual alumni who are leading in their country or sector, but today we’d like to introduce you to two alumni who have pooled their skills and talents together to make a positive change […]

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Tech giants join fight against fake news in Brazil

by Eduardo Mack, Chevening Officer, Brazil

In August 2018, Cheveners in Brazil embarked on an innovative project to discuss one of today’s most fascinating trends – fake news. It’s an issue of interest to alumni all over Brazil, but due to the size of the country, getting everyone together in one place for an event is a challenge. The solution? Run […]

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Putting children and youth at the heart of development

by Chevening Alumni Office, Chevening Secretariat

The Rebecca Dykes Chevening Scholarship was created in memory of British government worker Rebecca Dykes. Prior to her death, Rebecca had worked as a programme and policy manager for the UK’s Department for International Development in Lebanon, working to improve the lives of refugees and vulnerable host communities throughout the country. The new scholarship, named in […]

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A magical night for Chevening Alumni Russia

by Maria Petrenko, Chevening Alumna

Chevening Alumni are high level professionals: experts, managers, analysts, etc. But they can also have real fun… once they are in a right party! For Chevening Alumni in Russia, the ‘right party’ took the form of the Chevening Summer Fest, an informal alumni gathering that takes place to celebrate the warm season and cheer on the […]

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