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.

Chevening conferences foster regional collaboration

by Amy Mitchell-Bell, Programme Officer – International

Two Chevening officer regional conferences have recently taken place around the globe: the first in South-East Asia and the second in Sub-Saharan Africa. These are the third and fourth regional conferences that have taken place since the initiative was first launched in 2015. Both conferences were organised and attended by members of the International team […]

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Building bilateral relations with Latin America

by Hannah Lines, International Liaison Officer

The Americas Directorate has recently been very busy hosting a series of roundtable discussions for various Latin American scholar groups. I have been lucky enough to attend a few of these, including one for Argentinian scholars, another for Central American and Cuban scholars, and another for a large group of Brazilian scholars. The discussions largely focused on […]

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City in the spotlight: Durham

by Sophie Willson, Programme Officer – UK

The beautiful city of Durham is set in the picturesque north east of England. It is a World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO, as well as being home to the esteemed Durham University. Local folklore states that the city was founded in A.D 995 by divine intervention and that spirituality has been present throughout the […]

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Chevening lecture: How is new media transforming traditional journalism?

by Darathtey Din, Social Media Ambassador

On Monday, February 27, some of our Cheveners participated in a lecture on new media and journalism hosted by the University of Sheffield. The lecture panel comprised of Mark Frankel, Social Media Editor at BBC News; Dr Kate Nash, Director of Student Education and Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds; and […]

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Marnham Fields tree planting: getting our hands a bit dirty for a good cause

by Patricia Miranda, Social Media Ambassador

On Thursday, 11 February, Chevening Scholars joined hundreds of volunteers to help Trees for Cities plant thousands of trees at Marnham Fields in the London borough of Ealing. The aim of the event was to create an edible urban woodland that will provide a welcoming habitat for the endangered stag beetle, reduce pollution impacts from […]

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The year’s first #CheveningDebate: ‘Should the responsibility for protecting the natural environment lie with governments?’

by Abdulla Hawez, Social Media Ambassador

On 17 February, 2017, the year’s first Chevening debate was held at Goldsmiths, University of London. The debate was an exciting and ‘enriching experience’, in the words of one of the debaters. The event started with Kieron Broadhead, Director of Student Experience at Goldsmiths, University of London. He hosted the debate and made a short […]

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A Day of Mystery and History: A trip to Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral

by Nicolette Bryan, Social Media Ambassador

Scholars enjoyed an historic trip to Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral on 5 February. The event was organised by Muhammad Asim Zeb, who was the winner of round one of Chevening’s Scholar Events Competition in December. Chevening social media ambassador Nicolette Bryan was there and sent us this blog post…   Over 40 Chevening Scholars met at […]

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UK events: March 2017

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

St Patrick’s Day Nationwide 17 March 17 March marks the celebration of Ireland’s primary patron saint, St Patrick.  A three-day celebration culminates in the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in London’s Trafalgar Square on 19 March. You can enjoy traditional Irish music, marching bands, and elaborate floats. If you can’t make it down to the […]

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