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.

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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Chevening Meals: Mexican-style beef fajitas

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Chevening Scholars come from 140 countries, bringing local dishes with them to the UK from around the world. We invited our current Cheveners to send in their favourite recipes from their home country. We put our Chevening chef’s hat on and cooked five of our favourites! Join Chevening on our food journey around the world, […]

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Chevening Meals: Momo must-tang

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Chevening Scholars come from 140 countries, bringing local dishes with them to the UK from around the world. We invited our current Cheveners to send in their favourite recipes from their home country. We put our Chevening chef’s hat on and cooked five of our favourites! Join Chevening on our food journey around the world, […]

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Chevening Meals: Kerang saos Padang (clams in Padang sauce)

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Chevening Scholars come from 140 countries, bringing local dishes with them to the UK from around the world. We invited our current Cheveners to send in their favourite recipes from their home country. We put our Chevening chef’s hat on and cooked five of our favourites! Join Chevening on our food journey around the world, […]

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Chevening Meals: Beans and vegetable stew

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Chevening Scholars come from 140 countries, bringing local dishes with them to the UK from around the world. We invited our current Cheveners to send in their favourite recipes from their home country. We put our Chevening chef’s hat on and cooked five of our favourites! Join Chevening on our food journey around the world, […]

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Chevening Meals: Gammon choilla

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Chevening Scholars come from 140 countries, bringing local dishes with them to the UK from around the world. We invited our current Cheveners to send in their favourite recipes from their home country. We put our Chevening chef’s hat on and cooked five of our favourites! Join Chevening on our food journey around the world, […]

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In the spotlight: Colchester

by Jim Dale, Programme Officer – UK

February’s ‘In the spotlight’ has been written by Chevening programme officer Jim Dale. He’s an Essex lad through and through and gets quite excited about his home county. Here are Jim’s tips for Colchester.   When I tell people that I am an ‘Essex boy’, the image that they often draw in their mind is something like a character […]

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Scholars in the spotlight – Tommy Descartes and Melissa Hippolyte-Descartes

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

It’s very challenging to win a Chevening Scholarship, and even more difficult for a husband and wife to both win a scholarship! Melissa and Tommy are from the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Lucia and are both studying an MSc in Economics and Econometrics at the University of Nottingham. We caught up them to find out how […]

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UK events: February 2017

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Lunar New Year Manchester 28 January to 4 February Chinese New Year is celebrated in many cities around the UK – with Manchester’s St Anne’s Square hosting a food market and craft stalls. Don’t miss the 175-foot paper dragon dance in the warm light of the lanterns. Find more information here   Jorvik Viking Festival […]

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My Chevening month: reading, travelling and contemplating

by Abdulla Hawez, Social Media Ambassador

Abdulla Hawez was our Chevening Social Media Ambassador for December 2016, giving an insight into the life of a Chevening Scholar in the UK through social media and blogging. Read about Abdulla’s adventures during the month as he works hard on his studies, experiences Christmas in the country, and takes the chance to explore the UK’s cities […]

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