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.

60 seconds with Laurence Bette from the records team

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Chevening: Hi Laurence! Can you introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about what the records team at Chevening does? My name is Laurence Bette and I am the Senior Records Officer for the international scholarships at the ACU, which also includes Chevening Scholarships.  I have been looking after the Chevening student records since […]

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Media freedom: an international approach

by Berna Namata, Chevening Alumna

Berna Namata has been a business journalist for more than six years, primarily in Rwanda. She spent a year in London as a Chevening Scholar before returning to Rwanda in 2017, where she currently works for the Nation Media Group’s popular regional weekly newspaper, The East African. After six years’ experience as a print journalist, I […]

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Five interesting things I learnt about cricket on a trip to Lord’s

by Brian Osweta Otieno, Social Media Ambassador

1. The Ashes urn is the most valuable item at the Lord’s cricket museum Did you know that the Ashes Urn usually on display at the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Museum at Lord’s cricket ground in London, is one of the most valuable items of cricket memorabilia? The ashes are insured for a seven-figure sum […]

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Chevening Talks: An event that inspired me to lead change

by Beatriz Buarque, Chevening Alumna

Beatriz Buarque is a Brazilian journalist and founder of ‘Words Heal the World’, a project that empowers young people around the world to tackle extremism and challenge hate. She completed her MA in International Relations and Security at the University of Westminster in 2017 on a Chevening Scholarship. If I could describe Chevening using just […]

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Dino Omar hosting Chevening Talks

UK events: June 2019

by Angus Hutchison, Communications Officer

London and South East Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, 21 June – 6 July With over 130 performances and 15 UK premières, the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival is London’s leading outdoor theatre and performing arts festival. GDIF showcases the highest quality work from around the globe, reflecting the places where it is performed and bringing communities together to […]

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Strengthening European alumni networks at Poland conference

Harnessing Chevening networks to tackle climate change, promote economic prosperity, and protect media freedom. It seemed no regional or global challenge was beyond the ambitions of the dynamic Chevening Alumni who gathered in Warsaw in May to discuss the future of Europe, and an agenda for strengthening networks in a rapidly changing world. Building upon […]

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Wilton Park Poland- full group

Ten ways I spent my bank holiday weekend

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

During the spring, the UK typically has a number of bank holidays (national public holidays derived from statute and/or common law) that fall pretty close to one another – typically on Fridays and/or Mondays – and mean that banks, schools, and many places of business are closed for these designated days. In England and Wales, […]

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Scholar blog - ways I spent my bank holiday weekends

Fellows gather for fifth Annual Chevening Fellowships Dinner

Fifty-two Chevening Fellows from nine different countries representing nine fellowship programmes gathered for the fifth Annual Chevening Fellowships Dinner held at Drapers’ Hall in London on 9 May 2019. Chevening Fellowships bring together highly talented individuals from a variety of countries to further their knowledge through short courses in the UK relating to their area […]

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