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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Central and Eastern European Chevening Alumni Network: from sharing best practice towards international leadership

by Dr Zoltan Csedo, Chevening Alumnus, Hungary

Supporting Britain’s public diplomacy efforts, Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarship scheme that offers a life-long experience, and it is hugely transformational, exposing scholars to as many facets of UK life and culture as possible, and providing platforms and opportunities for scholars to network, facilitating the formation of strong life-long connections with both the […]

Empowering disabled people across Pakistan

by Atif Sheikh, Chevening Alumnus, Pakistan

Disability is a diversified way of living and the foundation of an inclusive society is based on embracing diversity; this is what I have learned from my professor Mark Harrison at University of East Anglia while I was studying on the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship in 2007. I was born with a physical disability and […]

Building a Kenyan future, one classroom at a time

by Kerry Kyaa, Chevening Alumna, Kenya

I am often humbled by the peculiar generosity of the strangers who contribute towards schemes such as the Chevening Scholarship to fund strangers such as myself, majority of whom they will never know or meet. That is why in 2010, when I learnt that there was an opportunity to support the construction of a school […]

My Chevening Month: An amazing opportunity

by Ximena Matus, Social Media Ambassador

Each month, we will be asking one of our brilliant social media ambassadors to write a blog, summing up their experiences in the UK. First up is Guatemalan scholar, Ximena Matus. ‘This month I had the opportunity to share with the world the experience of what a Chevening Scholar does while studying in the UK, […]

In the spotlight: Notting Hill

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

It’s time for the second installment of this year’s ‘In the spotlight.’ Jasmin, one of our scholarships assistants, has taken the time to write about her favourite place in London – Notting Hill. Have a read and see what the fuss is about. Despite being known for its antiques section, apparently the world’s largest at […]

UK events: December

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

The days may be getting colder and shorter, but that doesn’t stop the fun in the UK. This time of year, there are still some amazing events right across the UK. Take a look at our tips for December. Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum 27 November to 20 December, Westonbirt, Cotswolds Venture into Westonbirt’s magical, illuminated grounds […]

Women of the future

by Bissan Salman, Chevening Scholar, Israel

My first two months in London have been very productive. I started my Master’s degree at LSE and had the privilege to attend many outstanding events and meet extraordinary people from all over the world. London in general and LSE in particular are very diverse. I had the opportunity to meet with students and young leaders from […]