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.

Chevening Alumni India fight for gender equality

Chevening Alumni India (CAI) have been running a series of events focused on tackling sexism. We caught up with Deepti Ameta, a member of CAI, to find out more.   Why did Chevening Alumni India decide to run events about gender equality? Chevening Alumni India (CAI) was formed in 2015 with an objective of bringing […]

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Partha Bhaumik presents research at British Library

The British Library together with Chevening held its’ Chevening Explores: The Great War and World Literature event on 23 May at the British Library with a talk by Dr Santanu Das. The event was also an opportunity to showcase the research of Chevening Fellow, Partha Bhaumik during his 2017/2018 British Library Fellowship.  The Chevening British […]

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Scholar organises Chevening’s first ever LGBT event

Chevening’s first ever LGBT-themed event saw scholars learn about the story of London’s LGBT community through an historical walking tour of the city, organised by LSE scholar John Shen. The event was organised as part of Chevening’s scholar events competition, which gives scholars a chance to pitch to organise an event for their fellow scholars. […]

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Annual Fellowships Dinner provides platform to ‘share and challenge ideas’

Seventy Chevening Fellows from seven countries and eight different fellowship programmes were brought together for a special networking reception and dinner on the banks of the River Thames. With experts from across professional sectors and countries all convened in the same space, the evening provided a unique opportunity for fellows to form new relationships and solidify already burgeoning […]

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Chevening Alumnus Carlos Alvarado becomes 48th president of Costa Rica

Today Chevening Alumnus Carlos Alvarado Quesada (2008) becomes the 48th president of Costa Rica, after winning approximately 61% of votes in the recent election. At only 38 years old, Alvarado’s election comes just ten years after being awarded a Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MSc in Development Studies at the University of Sussex’s Institute of […]

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Jazz-singing scholar has us feeling good

Tunisian scholar Nayress Ben Gaga showed off her fantastic voice to Chevening at an end-of-term jam session at the Jazz and Improv Society, a student society at Goldsmiths, University of London. We took the train down to New Cross to meet Nayress, and to find out how she began singing jazz at the age of […]

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Egyptian Alumna Wins BBC Short Documentary Award

Chevening Alumna Hanan Youssef (2016) has won the short documentary category at the BBC Arabic Festival 2018 for her documentary titled The Town the Men Left. Youssef is one of six award winners from Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. The Town the Men Left follows the Nubian women who, despite being stigmatised as divorcees, […]

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Exploring and experiencing London’s historic icons

Iconic London landmarks were on the itinerary for a group of 50 scholars as they enjoyed a fascinating guided tour of the Houses of Parliament, a boat trip down the River Thames, and thought-provoking lectures at the beautiful University of Greenwich. Scholars made the journey from as far as Newcastle for our ‘Best of British […]

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Strengthening regional networks in Istanbul

As part of our commitment to building capacity, sharing best practice, and strengthening regional networks, the Chevening Secretariat hosted its sixth Chevening officers’ regional conference in Istanbul, Turkey in February 2018. Chevening officers from over 20 countries in the Europe and Central Asia regions were in attendance, along with five representatives from the Chevening Secretariat: Anne-Marie Graham […]

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