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.

Collective Chevening action for fundraising through a photographic exhibition

by Sarabe Chan and Chimwemwe Manyozo, Chevening Scholars

A unique event ‘150 Shades of Perspective: A Photographic Exhibition’ was held at the University of Sussex, organised by a group of Chevening Scholars and other master’s students. The event showcased 150 captivating photographs taken by Chevening Scholar, Mahmudul Hoque Moni, to raise funds for a charity. What was so unique about the event? Connecting […]

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100 young leaders visit Glasgow for the 33sixty leadership programme

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Common Purpose’s 33sixty leadership programme brought together 100 exceptional young leaders from the Commonwealth for a few days of in-depth conversations and leadership training. One out of every three people on this planet lives in the Commonwealth, of whom 60% are young people under 30! That is why the programme is called 33sixty. I was recently […]

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Why do people move abroad?

by CM Patha, Chevening Alumna, Canada

One in ten Canadian, British, and Swiss citizens live in a foreign country. One in five New Zealanders and one in twenty Australians live abroad. The United States is the only country other than Eritrea to tax its citizens who live abroad, yet still almost seven million civilian Americans live overseas. Throughout the twentieth century, […]

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UK events: May

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

We’ve entered the month of May, which means you should start to notice the sun appearing for a bit longer, and the temperatures starting to rise. With that in mind, this month has a very outdoors feel to it, with all four of our recommended events giving you the chance to get out and about and explore […]

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In the spotlight: Durham

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

‘In the spotlight’ is back for another month, and this month we’re heading north once again. Idu Nwokolo, one of the assistants in our programme team, went to university in Durham, and it’s safe to say she’s a fan of the place. Here’s her thoughts on why you should visit the city of Durham. One of […]

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Global ambitions on show at annual conference

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

More than 160 scholars attended the third annual Chevening Conference, hosted by the University of Birmingham, on Friday 8 April. Our annual conference gives scholars the opportunity to present their research to their peers on a chosen theme, which this year was ‘Global Ambitions’. The day was opened by Professor Adam Tickell, Provost and Vice Principal at […]

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My Chevening month: Learning about myself

by Anushka.Gurnaney, Chevening Scholar, India

It seems like just yesterday that I packed up my life into 46 kilos and moved to London, for what I thought was going to be a really fun year spent reacquainting with my first love – journalism. I thought that after 7 years of work experience, a year of studies would be a breeze. […]

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UK events: April

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

It’s a new month, which means a whole new lot of exciting things to do and see across the UK. We’ve picked out a few which we think are particularly good. Enjoy! The Grand National 7 – 9 April, Aintree You could be one of almost 200,000 who attend what is arguably the UK’s most famous horse […]

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In the spotlight: Oxford

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

April is here, which means it’s time for another installment of our ‘in the spotlight’ series. This month, programme officer Christine is in control, and she’s telling you why you should visit her favourite place – Oxford. History and architecture are two of the biggest things that Oxford and its surrounding area have in abundance. […]

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How do global citizens live in the real world?

by CM Patha, Chevening Alumna, Canada

Roamers are the great “other” living around the planet today. To outsiders they look like expats or immigrants, but ask roamers how they feel and you’ll often get a different response. “I’m a global citizen”, is the most common reply. It’s a lofty sentiment, but how do global citizens navigate a planet carved up into […]

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