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.

Lords and ladies of Chevening visit the real Downton

by James Gatica Matheson, Social Media Ambassador

On Wednesday, 18 July, Cheveners from across the country wore their bests, rehearsed their manners and brought to life again memories from the TV series Downton Abbey at Highclere Castle. One of the final Scholar Events Competition events, this time organised by Ana Marasas from Argentina. Only ten minutes took us from Newbury in south […]

Six times I thought I was in Harry Potter

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

Apparate! Just like that, we’re teleported into the magical world of Harry Potter. Translated into 68 different languages and selling over 500 million books worldwide, it’s easy to see why so many people around the world are fascinated with the UK based on Harry Potter – including our scholars. So, from the world of one […]

Scholar blog - times I thought I was in Harry Potter

UK events: August 2018

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

London Notting Hill Carnival 26 to 28 August Join in the fun over the August bank holiday weekend as Europe’s biggest carnival takes place on the streets of Notting Hill, west London. Find out more  Buckingham Palace July 30 to September 30 It’s that time of the year again when Buckingham Palace opens its doors […]

Fighting dissertation pressure with positivity

by Sanja Gardasevic, Social Media Ambassador

June made London wake up and smile. It painted a completely new picture of this already breathtaking city – one filled with sunshine, blooming nature, lunch breaks in the park, and summer festivals. I was determined to enjoy every second of it! But first, let’s… work on The Thesis! For Chevening Scholars, June also meant […]

Seven things you shouldn’t miss in the Lake District

by Lydia, Programme Officer

In 2017 the Lake District became the first national park in the world to be given UNESCO World Heritage site status. Here are seven reasons for you to visit!  1) Search for Peter Rabbit Once home to Beatrix Potter, creator of Peter and his friends, you can visit the house and estates that inspired his […]

Six library spots I’ve learned to call home

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

A scholar who doesn’t spend half of their life in the library? Well, that’s not a scholar at all! During their studies, our scholars all have a close and personal relationship with libraries and no doubt, all have a spot they eventually learn to call home and during the dissertation period, most of them probably spend more time there than […]

Five more amazing vantage points in the UK

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

When we asked you, our scholars, for amazing vantage points in the UK, the submissions came flooding in and if the UK is one thing, it is beautiful so naturally, we had to bring you, ‘five more amazing vantage points in the UK’. These vantage points have been added to our list of ‘must-see’ places […]

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Life after Chevening: The feeling of being an alumnus

by Kourosh Ziabari, Chevening Alumnus, Class of 2016

Winning a Chevening Award to study a master’s degree in the UK is a dream come true and an impressive accolade. We are hand-picked because of our potential as future leaders and decision-makers. Those who are successful in winning a Chevening Award and finishing their degree should be looked for in the headlines and in […]

UK events: July 2017

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

London RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 3 to 8 July Enjoy, experience, and explore the world’s largest annual flower show held in the stunning historical setting of Hampton Court Palace. Read more Somerset House Summer Series 5 to 12 July Enjoy a warm summer’s evening in one of central London’s most remarkable gig locations. Somerset […]

Artificial Intelligence – To Fear or Not to Fear

by Chris Charamba, Social Media Ambassador

If you are a fan of sci-fi films, then artificial intelligence is something that you would certainly have come across. Terminator, The Matrix and I, Robot are but a few of the blockbusters that focus on sentient machines which threaten human existence. While Hollywood films of such a nature are often far-fetched and stretch the […]