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.

Alumni Alliance begins its next chapter

The Chevening Alumni Alliance (CAA) are a group based in the UK, with membership open to all Chevening Alumni, wherever they are based. The board members are all volunteers, and give up their time because they love Chevening! With board members from Latin America, South East and East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, […]

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Duchess of Sussex joins Chevener on Skype call to Ghana

Networking is a constituent part of Chevening’s offer. Scholars are encouraged – even expected – to take advantage of their time in the UK to meet with people they wouldn’t usually encounter in their home countries, and exchange passions, hopes, and ideas with their new connections. Once in a blue moon, the person you’re exchanging ideas with might […]

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Promoting greater Asean integration in Bangkok

Some of Thailand’s most talented young professionals were gathered at the British Embassy Bangkok on 28 February for the highly anticipated Chevening Annual Talk. This event, which is jointly hosted by the Thailand Chevening Alumni Association and the British Embassy Bangkok, brings together Chevening Alumni, embassy staff, and other dynamic young professionals to network, engage, […]

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Photography exhibition celebrates UK’s history of educating global changemakers

Global leaders who are determined to overcome humanity’s most pressing problems are featured in a photography exhibition opening in London’s Noho Showrooms on 14 March. The exhibition, called Changemakers: 35 visions of global leadership, will feature 35 specially-commissioned portraits of UK-educated leaders taken by photographers from all over the world. The images, accompanied by reflections […]

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Bridging divides in La Hispaniola

The two countries that call the Caribbean island of La Hispaniola home, Haiti and the Dominican Republic (DR), are geographically close, but have not always enjoyed a harmonious relationship. In November 2018, the Chevening Alliance for La Hispaniola organised a binational conference in Santo Domingo, bringing together alumni from these neighbouring nations to discuss challenges […]

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Scholars devise strategy for promotion of freedom of religion or belief

At a stimulating three-day forum, hosted by Wilton Park, Chevening Scholars joined forces with academics, campaigners, and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) staff to brainstorm key issues relating to Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB). The aim of the forum, which took place from 5-7 December in the inspiring historical surroundings of Wiston House, was […]

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Alumni discuss ‘frictionless borders’ at global forum

On Saturday 10 November, a typically British autumn day, alumni representing more than 22 nations gathered at Regent’s University London for the Chevening Alumni Alliance’s (CAA) second global forum. This flagship event of the CAA calendar attracted alumni from all corners of the world, including Haiti, Bulgaria, Jordan, Russia, Indonesia, and South Africa. The CAA […]

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Creative marketing in Libya: Promoting Chevening outside the capital

‘Chevening Alumni are the best advocates for the Chevening programme in their home countries.’ This is the philosophy of Abdulrahman Elgheriani, Chevening Alumnus and Founder of Tanmia 360, a youth-led, Benghazi-based NGO. During the application window for 2019-20 Chevening Scholarships, he’s been putting his philosophy into practice by running a series of events to promote […]

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