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.

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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UK events – Autumn 2015

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

There are always a number of fun events running throughout the UK for you to enjoy, whatever your interests. Many of these events are free, whilst others may have a small charge. Here are a few that you may like to attend whilst you are settling into the UK to make the most of your […]

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Five reasons to apply for a Chevening Scholarship

by Mariana Fulgueiras, Chevening Alumna, Peru

Thanks to this generous programme I had the opportunity to study a Master’s in Urban Development Planning at University College London during 2011/2012. I will now share the top five highlights – of a much longer list – that made my academic and personal trip an amazing experience. Diversity Of people, ways of thinking, language, […]

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Life after Chevening – about success and taiji

by Teh Chi-Chang, Chevening Alumnus, Malaysia

If you measure success by the usual corporate trappings, my career is in the doldrums.  It wasn’t always so. Following my Chevening Scholarship in 2001/2002, I scaled the corporate heights, culminating in the lofty position of Director of Equity Investment Research at a (then) major global investment bank overseeing a multi-million Ringgit (it was worth […]

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