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.

References: Four key points to help you apply

by Victoria Reed, Programme Manager – International

Hi, I’m Vicky and I work in the international team at the Chevening Secretariat. Last year, we held a number of themed Q&A sessions, including one on references. We noticed that there were a number of recurring questions and have summarised the answers below. (1) References do not need to be submitted by 6 November 2018. References […]

UK events: November 2016

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

With just two months until Christmas, there’s plenty happening around the UK to start the festive countdown. And remember, remember the fifth of November! Autumn means we’ll be marking Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire Night, with local fireworks displays and organised bonfires happening around the country for you to attend. The celebration first started more than […]

UK events: October 2016

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

As you’re new to the UK, we think you’ll be eager to get out and explore. Read Chevening’s top tips for events happening across the UK in October… Hull Fair Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire 7 to 15 October 2016 Hull Fair is one of Europe’s largest travelling funfairs, bringing rides, attractions and travellers from a […]

Give Peace a Chance: An interview with Dr Joseph Peter Ochogwu

by Dr Joseph Peter Ochogwu, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution

The International Day of Peace, celebrated on 21 September each year, is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace among all nations and peoples. To mark the occasion, we interviewed Chevening Alumnus Dr Joseph Peter Ochogwu (2004) who studied an MA in Peace Studies at the University of Bradford. Joseph now works at the Institute […]

City in the spotlight: Norwich

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

For October’s ‘In the Spotlight’, programme officer James takes us on a tour of his home city of Norwich: Steeped in history and nestled in the gently rolling Norfolk countryside, Norwich is the perfect place to escape the bustle of the big city. For many years one of the most important and wealthy cities in England, […]

Chevener gets a buzz from volunteering: scholar interview

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Many Chevening Scholars take the opportunity to contribute to their community and this year the class of 2015 clocked up a fantastic 2,500 hours of volunteering alongside their studies. On 2 June 2016, 27 of our current Chevening Scholars gathered in the Map Room at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London to be recognised […]

UK events – September 2016

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Just arrived and eager to start exploring your new home? There are always a number of fun events running throughout the UK for everybody to enjoy, whatever your interests. These events can be free whilst others may have a small charge. Here are a few that you may like to attend whilst you are settling into […]

My experience in the United Kingdom as a Chevening Scholar

by Oscar Kimanuka, Executive Chairman and Managing Director Afri Reliance Holdings Limited

I must say from the outset that the Chevening Scholarship programme continues to provide the opportunity for developing countries, and Africa in particular, to close the educational gaps and remove the enormous disparities in educational access, inclusion, and achievement. And it is more relevant for a country like Rwanda that twenty two years ago experienced […]

Whitby steam train adventure

by Monica Ibrahim, Social Media Ambassador

I rush through the empty streets of London on my way to King’s Cross station, battling sleep at 6am, in order to catch the earliest train to York. Google Maps says Yorkshire is in north-east England so I take a thicker jacket, following a mental rule I have set for myself: “the further north, the colder”. […]

Discussing the impact of the UK charity sector: the Chevening Lecture Series

by Meet our Cheveners,

Chevening Scholars heard from three experts, including two Chevening Alumnae, on the work of charities in the UK as part of the Chevening Lecture Series on 27 June.  Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of Oxfam GB; Haifa Ungapen, Child Rights Programme Manager at World Vision; and Aneeta Williams, Head of Programme Quality at War Child UK all spoke and took questions at the Blavatnik […]