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.

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 […]

A Winter Wonderland at Hampton Court Palace

by Udval Oyunsaikhan, Social Media Ambassador

On 13 December 2016, a group of Chevening Scholars headed to the beautiful Hampton Court Palace, which was once owned by Henry VIII and his chief minister Thomas Wolsey, for a winter wonderland. This trip was not only a visit to the palace, but a time travelling trip back to the 16th century. The scholars were warmly welcomed by […]

Scholar gives LLM application tips

by Russell Campbell, Chevening Scholar

I’m Russell Campbell from Trinidad and Tobago and I’ve put together three useful tips that I found useful in my experience for persons applying to study law. I hope you find them useful to! Placements/Experience: I qualified as an attorney at law in 2013 and gained three years’ of work experience before applying to the scheme. […]

Cheveners explore global health challenges

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Chevening Scholars attended the inaugural lecture of this year’s Chevening Lecture Series on Monday, 5 December on the theme of global health challenges. Chevening social media ambassador Camila Pantoja was there to cover the event for us…   Public health is now a matter of global interest. I am convinced that a country that has a […]

Scholar in the spotlight – Ritwika Mitra

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Ritwika Mitra has swapped the fast-paced world of Indian journalism in Delhi for the slightly slower pace of postgraduate study in Birmingham, moving to the UK to pursue an MA in International Relations (Gender) at the University of Birmingham. Ritwika is keen to immerse herself in UK journalism, and develop her critical perspective on gender issues […]

Best of British: A trip to Blenheim Palace

by Kemesha Kelly, Chevening Social Media Ambassador

On Wednesday, 23 November, a number of Chevening Scholars met up in Oxford, to visit the majestic Blenheim Palace. Blenheim, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the birthplace of renowned British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. As the bus drove onto and over the 2000-acre property, there was a gasp as the scholars collectively took in […]

My Chevening month – November: a super cultural month

by Darathtey Din, Social Media Ambassador

Our Chevening social media ambassador for November is Darathtey Din from Cambodia. She’s studying an MA in Global Media and Communication at the University of Warwick. Read on to discover how Darathtey is adjusting to life in Coventry after arriving from Phnom Penh, how she’s enjoying her studies and also exploring the local parks, cultural […]

Best of British: a trip to Edinburgh

by Nicolette Bryan, Social Media Ambassador

On Tuesday, November 29 the Chevening Secretariat treated scholars to two events in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, where we got the opportunity to visit the Scottish Parliament and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. This trip was one of the ‘Best of British Presents’ series of events which is aimed at getting Chevening Scholars to experience the diversity that […]

In the spotlight: Newcastle-upon-Tyne

by Jenny Johnson, Programme Officer – UK

Nature and nightlife, culture, sport, and shopping, Newcastle has something for everyone. Programme officer Jenny gives us her top tips for visiting ‘the Toon’!   With a population of nearly 300,000, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (or simply ‘Newcastle’) is a vibrant, evolving city, and the gateway to the culture, coast and countryside of the North East. The city […]

UK events: January 2017

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Lunar New Year celebrations London 28 to 29 January Celebrate the year of the rooster in London, with the biggest Chinese new year celebrations outside of Asia. Find out more   Burns Night Nationwide 25 January Celebrated annually on Robert Burns’ birthday, 25 January, Burns Night gathers Scots and Scots-at-heart around the world to pay […]