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 of the future

by Bissan Salman, Chevening Scholar, Israel

My first two months in London have been very productive. I started my Master’s degree at LSE and had the privilege to attend many outstanding events and meet extraordinary people from all over the world. London in general and LSE in particular are very diverse. I had the opportunity to meet with students and young leaders from […]

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My personal experience as a Chevening Fellow

by Abid Sardar, Chevening Alumnus, Pakistan

I was selected for Chevening’s South Asia Journalism Programme (SAJP) in 2012 .This was a short Chevening course, tailor made for South Asian journalists. 14 journalists were selected from Pakistan and India. The two months of this programme were enriched with events and opportunities to experience UK life, showcasing its diversity. We spent a couple […]

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In the spotlight: Norwich

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Each year we run a spotlight series, highlighting places around the UK that our programme team think you should explore. First up this year is James Goldsmith, who gives you the lowdown on the city of Norwich. The perfect place to escape the bustle of the big city, Norwich is an oasis of calm nestled […]

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UK events: November

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Another month, another lot of interesting things to see and do across the UK. We’ve put together a shortlist which might take your fancy, so have a look, and remember to share you photos on social media using #Chevening and #IamChevening. Lord Mayor’s Show, London 2 November 2015 The Lord Mayor’s Show has floated, trotted, marched […]

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The power of networking – Part 2

by Adrian Thomas, Chevening Alumnus, Trinidad and Tobago

I remember the phone call like it was yesterday. A voice on the other line said that I had been selected as one of two awardees to represent Trinidad and Tobago as a Chevening Scholar in the UK. The feeling was a tablespoon of excitement, a pint of accomplishment and a pinch of chaos all […]

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A journey of building confidence to make changes

by Ahmed Maher, Chevening Alumnus, Egypt

Recently, I submitted my dissertation knowing that I have achieved the goal I set out to do before starting my Master’s in Public Administration and Public Policy at the University of York with a Chevening Scholarship. My motivation when I applied to Chevening was to take my education beyond the classroom and make an impact in […]

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UK events – October 2015

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Looking to get out and explore in October? Here are a few events across the UK that you may like to attend. Great Bath Feast 1 – 31 October 2015 Great food and drink are just two of the many reasons to visit Bath this autumn, as the city goes all foodie with the Great Bath Feast in October. […]

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First impressions: getting to know the Scots at a Ceilidh

by Alexandre Rodrigues Jorge, Chevening Scholar, Brazil

When I decided to apply for a Chevening Scholarship, my interests were beyond the great opportunity to access a world class education available in the United Kingdom. I knew it will be also very enriching from a very personal point of view. I was eager to expose myself to all the challenges involving living one […]

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The power of networking – Part 1

by Wilson Ang, Chevening Alumnus, Singapore

Earlier this year, I took a one-year sabbatical from work with an interest to deepen my understanding on what green growth means to Southeast Asia. And so, I began my four month travel around the region to get first hands experience on their respective culture, environment, and political circumstances. These countries include Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, […]

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El Cubano de la uni’

by Carlos Rangel Irola, Chevening Alumnus, Cuba

Don’t expect this story to tell you about the wonderful history and traditions of the UK; books and magazine can do that better than me! This is just my account of what it is like to study in Essex University and what to expect from it. Worried about accommodation? Education? Other stuff? Here are some facts to keep […]

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