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.

In the spotlight: Colchester

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

The second of this month’s ‘In the spotlight’ series has been written by Jim Dale, another of our programme officers. He’s an Essex lad through and through, and understandably, gets quite excited about his home county. Here are Jim’s tips for Colchester. When I tell people that I am an Essex boy, the image that […]

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In the spotlight: Sheffield

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

This month, we’re bringing you two editions of our ‘In the spotlight’ series. We start way up north, in the Yorkshire city of Sheffield. Programme Officer Robyn Parker has written this one, and she’s quite the expert on the city after she spent seven years there while she studied at undergrad, postgrad, and doctorate level. […]

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UK events: March

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Another month means we’ve got another lot of events for you to try out across the UK. The weather should start to warm up a little soon (although we can’t guarantee that), so we’ve even included an outdoor event this month to get you out and about. Shakespeare Son et Lumière City of London, 4-5 March 2016 Guildhall […]

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From LSE to the Education World Forum

by Haneen Qatamesh, Chevening Scholar, Occupied Palestinian Territories

As a Palestinian Master’s student and a Chevening Scholar, taking part in the Education World Forum (EWF) was eye opening. The 2016 Forum offered three days of insight and inspiration from leading education pioneers, policy makers, experts, and students. Being part of the EWF has given me a first-hand chance to understand global perspectives on […]

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A thriving partnership

by Anne.Morgan, Partnership Development Manager, Cardiff University

Cardiff University partnered with Chevening in 2014 and the impact has been unprecedented. Applications from Chevening Scholars have soared and for the 2015 intake we welcomed in excess of 40 scholars through the University’s doors – all by being associated with the prestige and stature of the UK’s premier scholarship body. The benefits of being a Chevening Partner are countless, with the […]

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My Chevening month: Seeing the sights

by Tamara Mathias, Chevening Scholar, India

One month into 2016 and I can safely say that January has set some very high standards for the rest of the year. Travelling across the UK during my Christmas break took me from the cobbled streets of Oxford to Portsmouth, the picturesque Isle of Wight, the historic city of Southampton, Brighton, Huddersfield, Leeds and […]

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Burns Night: A history

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

On the 25 January every year, Burns Night is celebrated in Scotland. But what is Burns Night, and where does the celebration come from? We invited our very own Scot, Programme Officer Catriona McArthur, to explain to us. Who is Robert Burns? Robert Burns was a famous 18th century Scottish poet and lyricist and is considered by […]

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UK events: February

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

It might be cold, and there may be snow on the ground (if you’re lucky), but that doesn’t stop the Brits from having a good time. There are loads of events taking place across the UK, both indoors and outside, so why not pop along to one of these in February. Lunar New Year 8 […]

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In the spotlight: Liverpool

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Our ‘In the spotlight’ series is continuing into 2016, and programme officer Dammy Olatoye is kicking us off. She’s given us her thoughts on Liverpool, the place she describes as ‘the city of firsts’.  Situated in the North West of England, along the river Mersey, Liverpool is a city steeped in history and I would […]

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Chevening matters!

by Shoaib Ahmad Rahim, Chevening Alumnus, Afghanistan

The round table discussion on regional connectivity had four panelists from India, China, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. Before inviting the last speaker on the panel, the moderator uttered these words, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) added an innovation to the sixth RECCA (Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan) by launching an academic paper contest. There […]

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