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.

Cheveners explore global health challenges

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Chevening Scholars attended the inaugural lecture of this year’s Chevening Lecture Series on Monday, 5 December on the theme of global health challenges. Chevening social media ambassador Camila Pantoja was there to cover the event for us…   Public health is now a matter of global interest. I am convinced that a country that has a […]

2016 Chevening Relay launched

The Chevening Relay has begun again, the aim of which is to encourage Cheveners to collaborate, network, be creative and take collective responsibility for a common goal. Whilst scholars are on their award, they are also encouraged to travel around and visit the cultural and natural wonders on offer here in the UK. The Chevening […]

Best of British: A trip to Blenheim Palace

by Kemesha Kelly, Chevening Social Media Ambassador

On Wednesday, 23 November, a number of Chevening Scholars met up in Oxford, to visit the majestic Blenheim Palace. Blenheim, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the birthplace of renowned British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. As the bus drove onto and over the 2000-acre property, there was a gasp as the scholars collectively took in […]

Scholar in the spotlight – Ritwika Mitra

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Ritwika Mitra has swapped the fast-paced world of Indian journalism in Delhi for the slightly slower pace of postgraduate study in Birmingham, moving to the UK to pursue an MA in International Relations (Gender) at the University of Birmingham. Ritwika is keen to immerse herself in UK journalism, and develop her critical perspective on gender issues […]

My Chevening month – November: a super cultural month

by Darathtey Din, Social Media Ambassador

Our Chevening social media ambassador for November is Darathtey Din from Cambodia. She’s studying an MA in Global Media and Communication at the University of Warwick. Read on to discover how Darathtey is adjusting to life in Coventry after arriving from Phnom Penh, how she’s enjoying her studies and also exploring the local parks, cultural […]

UK events: January 2017

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Lunar New Year celebrations London 28 to 29 January Celebrate the year of the rooster in London, with the biggest Chinese new year celebrations outside of Asia. Find out more   Burns Night Nationwide 25 January Celebrated annually on Robert Burns’ birthday, 25 January, Burns Night gathers Scots and Scots-at-heart around the world to pay […]

In the spotlight: Newcastle-upon-Tyne

by Jenny Johnson, Programme Officer – UK

Nature and nightlife, culture, sport, and shopping, Newcastle has something for everyone. Programme officer Jenny gives us her top tips for visiting ‘the Toon’!   With a population of nearly 300,000, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (or simply ‘Newcastle’) is a vibrant, evolving city, and the gateway to the culture, coast and countryside of the North East. The city […]

Best of British: a trip to Edinburgh

by Nicolette Bryan, Social Media Ambassador

On Tuesday, November 29 the Chevening Secretariat treated scholars to two events in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, where we got the opportunity to visit the Scottish Parliament and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. This trip was one of the ‘Best of British Presents’ series of events which is aimed at getting Chevening Scholars to experience the diversity that […]

The future is bright in Montenegro

Innovation drives change and change makes progress. In a globalised world, it is as important for a nation to be innovative and showcase its ability to drive progress as it is for individuals to. With this in mind, the UK Alumni Association of Montenegro (MAUK) had a vision of a special event with the chief purpose […]

Alumni in North Macedonia discuss the value of UK education

On 22 November, the Macedonian Chevening Alumni Association (MCAA) held an event titled ‘Memorising or creatively (co)constructing knowledge? Chevening scholars’ Macedonian and UK educational experiences’. The aim of the event was to encourage reflection among four Chevening Alumni about the educational models they experienced while studying in the UK, compared to their educational experiences in […]