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.

Roman Britain

by Jim Dale, Programme Officer – UK

In part two of my British history series I’m looking at how the Romans took over from the Celts and extended their empire to Britain. If you missed last month’s installment on Ancient Britain and the Celts and want to go even further back in time then you can find my previous post here. This series aims […]

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City in the spotlight: Birmingham

by Sabiha Teladia, Programme Officer

A winding network of canals, great food, beautiful countryside, and more culture than you can shake a stick at – it’s Birmingham! Programme officer Sabiha gives us her Birmingham top ten…   Nestled in the heart of England, and often described as the second city of the UK, is Birmingham. The city grew in importance during […]

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References: Why we ask for references before interview

by Adam Vidler, Communications Assistant

The dates in this blog post refer to the timeline for 2017/2018 scholarships. To find the latest deadline dates, please read the current application timeline.  As you probably already know, the deadline to submit your references is Monday, 27 February. Many of you have been asking why you’re required to provide references before you’ve even been asked to […]

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Chevening in the Community

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Student Volunteering Week (20 to 26 February) is a time to promote student volunteering, to share your ideas, and experiences and challenges with those around you. Here in our new online mini-series, Chevening in the Community, we showcase some of the great work our Chevening Scholars get up to in their local communities during their […]

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My Chevening month: Cheers to a new year and new experiences

by Nicolette Bryan, Social Media Ambassador

Nicolette Bryan was our Chevening Social Media Ambassador for January 2017, giving an insight into the life of a Chevening Scholar in the UK through social media and blogging. Nicolette completely immersed herself in the UK during the month, visiting England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and of course Wales – where she’s studying! Nicolette comes from […]

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Scholars aim for the stars: astronomy night at Kielder Observatory

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As part of Chevening’s Best of British series, scholars spent the learning about and looking at the stars at Kielder Observatory, situated in remote Northumberland. Chevening social media ambassador Camila Pantoja, who’s studying an MSc in Clinical Neuroscience at University College London, was there to cover the event for us. You can follow Camila on Twitter and Instagram or […]

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Burns Night dinner and Cèilidh: a night of ‘firsts’

by Patricia Miranda, Social Media Ambassador

On Thursday, 26 January, Chevening Scholars flocked to the historic Queen Margaret Union building in the University of Glasgow to celebrate the life and poetry of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Burns Night or, as the Scots call it, Rabbie Burns Nicht, has always been a festive occasion. This event usually involves a formal toast […]

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Innovation Workshop: Alumni inspire scholars with start-ups

by Nurbanu Asena, Social Media Ambassador

Last Friday, Chevening Scholars met at Liverpool University for the Innovation Workshop hosted by Mexican Chevening Alumni Laura Vanessa Munoz (2006), Guilherme Silva (Brazil, 2001), and Manoj Krishnapillai (India, 2009). It was the only alumni event of the year and I was lucky to be able to hear what they went on to do after […]

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Ignorance is optional – Why LGBT History Month matters

by Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile, Chevening Scholar

Chevening interviewed current scholar Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile from Botswana about LGBT History Month and what it means to her. Katlego is currently pursuing a Masters in Human Rights, Culture and Social Justice at Goldsmiths, University of London and provides a valuable insight into LGBT, and particularly trans, visibility and rights, her own story, and the events on offer […]

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Ancient Britain and the Celts

by Jim Dale, Programme Officer – UK

This blog post is the first part of a series that aims to give you a brief snapshot of different periods of British history, from the earliest period of human presence to the present day.  We hope that the series gives you a small insight into the history of the country as well as some ideas […]

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