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.

Breaking barriers and creating bridges at Chevening Talks

From photojournalism in Chechnya, to peacebuilding in Colombia, from challenging corruption in Malta, to co-writing books across the India-Pakistan border, Cheveners are initiating and sustaining progressive dialogue around the world.

Chevening Talks group photo

Fellows gather for fifth Annual Chevening Fellowships Dinner

Fifty-two Chevening Fellows from nine different countries representing nine fellowship programmes gathered for the fifth Annual Chevening Fellowships Dinner held at Drapers’ Hall in London on 9 May 2019. Chevening Fellowships bring together highly talented individuals from a variety of countries to further their knowledge through short courses in the UK relating to their area […]

How did I learn what cricket was? Thanks to Chevening!

by Daniel Zamnius, Social Media Ambassador

Half-past eleven, I am late and finally arriving at Lord’s Cricket Ground after my exams. My programme officer Kadri Paju meets me smiling. I enter the arena where I see many people, including my fellow Cheveners, watching the game that has already started. During the first hour, I completely did not understand what was happening […]

My April

by Gabriel Torgbor-Ashong, Social Media Ambassador

April, spotlight month for me, as a Chevening Social Media Ambassador, started well, with 04/04/04, that is, Thursday, 4th April (2019), being the exact commemorative day of my birth.  A year ago on same day in 2018, my quest to become a Chevening Scholar moved an inch forward as I attended the Chevening interview at […]

The five best FA Cup goals of all time

by Kadri Paju, Programme Officer - UK

Manchester City will be hoping to add another trophy to this season’s collection when they play Watford today in the final of the FA Cup. The FA Cup (the ‘FA stands for Football Association) is the oldest national football competition in the world. Plenty of magnificent goals have been scored in the 147 years since […]

Ten UK landscapes that took my breath away

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

Whether it’s the glens and lochs in Scotland, the rolling hills in Yorkshire, or the gentle (and sometimes not-so-gentle) waves in Cornwall, the UK is filled with landscapes to take away the breaths of even the most difficult to please. Our scholars have been living in and exploring the UK for many months now but […]

Scholar blog - landscapes that took my breath away

Taste test: my favourite British chocolates

by Gabriel Torgbor-Ashong, Social Media Ambassador

It was the good scent of chocolate that welcomed me to York, or so I made myself believe. The event, for which I left bed by 4am for a four-hour journey from Brighton in the south to York in the north of England was themed ‘York; City built on Chocolate’. I arrived with anticipation to […]

New fellowship for African media professionals announced

Sixty media professionals from across Africa will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, and networks as part of a new Chevening Fellowship programme announced by UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship will focus on promoting and protecting media freedom, and forms part of a global effort led by the UK and […]

A flow of thoughts on Waterloo Bridge

by Ekaterina Provornaya, Social Media Ambassador

Every morning I cross Waterloo Bridge. The breeze brings scents of fresh espressos and sweet cherry blossom. I’m walking at pace, trying to catch the rhythm of the metropolis and embrace every second of being. The past six months in the UK have been a journey of my self-rediscovery. The things I’ve experienced, the lessons […]

UK events: May 2019

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

UK-wide May Day Celebrations 1 May – Oxford, Padstow, St Andrews Various celebrations across the UK mark the advent of May with Morris dancing, drinking and much merriment! Head to Oxford or Padstow (Cornwall) for traditional celebrations or to St Andrews to partake in a chilly morning dip at the East Sands.   London and […]