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.

Strengthening European alumni networks at Poland conference

Harnessing Chevening networks to tackle climate change, promote economic prosperity, and protect media freedom. It seemed no regional or global challenge was beyond the ambitions of the dynamic Chevening Alumni who gathered in Warsaw in May to discuss the future of Europe, and an agenda for strengthening networks in a rapidly changing world. Building upon […]

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Ten ways I spent my bank holiday weekend

by Chevening Scholars, Class of 2018

During the spring, the UK typically has a number of bank holidays (national public holidays derived from statute and/or common law) that fall pretty close to one another – typically on Fridays and/or Mondays – and mean that banks, schools, and many places of business are closed for these designated days. In England and Wales, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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