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.

Women in Chevening 2016/2017: achieving empowerment in your field – politics and economy, and communication

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‘I raise up my voice – not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard… we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.’ ―Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. Giving women a fair role in society has to be a priority […]

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A Day of Liverpool Living

by Nicolette Bryan, Social Media Ambassador

Liverpool is an 810-year-old city nestled in the north west of England and is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom. Known for its rich maritime history and culture, it was awarded the European Capital of Culture in 2008 and several of its locations have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It […]

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Meet a POI: Natalie

by Programme team – international, Chevening Secretariat

Meet Programme Officer – International, Natalie. Before joining Chevening, Natalie lived in Hue, Vietnam, where she taught English as a foreign language after falling in love with South-East Asia during a five-month long trip.   Name: Natalie Keen Countries: ASEAN (ODA) and East Africa From: Surrey, England Joined the team: June 2016   Previous Chevening experience: I joined […]

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Our World Government Summit Experience: How one decision can expand our horizons

by Eliana Camargo and Diego Pedraza, Chevening Scholars

As it was highlighted during our welcome event in London, being a ‘Chevener’ is more than being the recipient of a scholarship, it is the bridge to expand our horizons and explore other dimensions of our lives. Diego and I (Eliana), Cheveners from Mexico and Colombia respectively, are undertaking our second term of the MPA […]

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UK events: April 2017

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Edinburgh International Science Festival Edinburgh, Scotland 1 April to 16 April 2017 Get Connected… to science, to one another, and to the global community. Embrace the challenges and opportunities of our modern world through discussions, debates, workshops, screenings, and nights out with a scientific twist. Find out more   The Boat Races London Sunday, 2 […]

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Scholar in the spotlight – on the radio with Naa Ayeleysa Quaynor-Mettle

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Our scholar in the spotlight this month is Naa Ayeleysa Quaynor-Mettle from Ghana, who’s studying an MA in Globalisation, Business and Development at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.  Naa has got involved with student radio and has started co-hosting a show on University Radio Falmer, the student-run radio station of the University of Sussex Students’ Union. We […]

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The Anglo-Saxons

by Jim Dale, Programme Officer – UK

In the third part of my British history series I’m looking at the significant legacy of the Anglo-Saxons in Britain, the forefathers of the unified kingdom of England. If you missed last month’s blog post on the Roman Empire’s reach into Britain then you can read that here. This series aims to give you a brief […]

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Out at Post: Ghana and Nigeria

by Catriona MacArthur, Programme Officer – International

In August, I travelled to Nigeria and Ghana to support posts’ marketing campaigns. Read about my experience travelling around these countries and answering questions from potential Chevening Scholars. Nigeria My first stop was Abuja, where the timing of my visit enabled me to attend and present at the second of the Nigerian pre-departure events. Later […]

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