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.

Community action in Cameroon

Foumbot is a small village in Cameroon’s West Region. It is currently home to hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), who have been forced to leave their home due to the current socio-political crisis in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon. Chevening officer Mireille Djob shares how the local alumni association ran an integrated outreach project to provide humanitarian assistance to over 850 IDPs currently based there.

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Farewell, from me to you

by Sevgi Kaymak, Communications Assistant

As another year passes, we bid farewell to another class of Chevening Scholars but each Chevener is unique which means, each Farewell is unique because the key element is you, our Chevening Scholars. Having started working at the Chevening Secretariat shortly before Farewell last year, it was with the class of 2018 that I experienced […]

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UK events in September

There are always fun events running across the UK for everybody to enjoy, whatever your interests. Some events are free whilst others may have a small charge. Here are a few that you may like to attend whilst you are making yourself at home in the UK.

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Coal Drops Yard for Open House London

Nine of my favourite memories that I’ll miss the most

This time last year, 1800 scholars from around the globe were in various stages of moving to the UK. Fast forward 11 months and those same scholars are in various stages of moving back to their home countries. Some have already completed their studies and returned, some are in the midst of finishing their dissertations. […]

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UK events in August

London and the South East Notting Hill Carnival, London, 25 – 26 August Make your way to one of the world’s largest street carnivals and enjoy the annual celebration of Caribbean heritage on the streets of Notting Hill in London. There will be costume-clad dancers grooving to a range of traditional music, and street vendors […]

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Balloons in Bristol

Farewell to Chevening

by Ben Coates, Head of Scholarships, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

I wrote a blog for the Foreign Office recently on Chevening where I said that Farewell is a time of mixed feelings. It’s such a fun event: getting to see you all in one place again, hearing how your year has been going, and what you have been up to. But it’s also a bit […]

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All the reasons why the UK is the place to be in 2020/2021

by Programme team – international, Chevening Secretariat

Studying in the UK is an exciting and attractive prospect at any time, but doing so in 2020/2021 promises to be even more memorable than usual. There are events taking place all throughout the academic year, and you could be a part of the action and a part of history.

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Bristol Balloon International Fiesta, Clifton