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.

100 young leaders visit Glasgow for the 33sixty leadership programme

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Common Purpose’s 33sixty leadership programme brought together 100 exceptional young leaders from the Commonwealth for a few days of in-depth conversations and leadership training. One out of every three people on this planet lives in the Commonwealth, of whom 60% are young people under 30! That is why the programme is called 33sixty. I was recently […]

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Batting and bowling on show as scholars learn to play cricket

Chevening Scholars were treated to a once in a lifetime opportunity to play cricket at the England National Cricket Performance Centre, based at Loughborough University. Taking place for the third year in a row, scholars were given access to the world class England facilities, whilst also being trained by professional coaches from the university.  Coaches took […]

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Chevening Fellows dine at the heart of British democracy

Chevening Fellows from six different fellowship programmes were invited to a special evening of networking at the second annual Chevening Fellowships Dinner which took place at the House of Commons and was hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Fellows from India, China, Brazil, and Sri Lanka were joined at the dinner by staff […]

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Why do people move abroad?

by CM Patha, Chevening Alumna, Canada

One in ten Canadian, British, and Swiss citizens live in a foreign country. One in five New Zealanders and one in twenty Australians live abroad. The United States is the only country other than Eritrea to tax its citizens who live abroad, yet still almost seven million civilian Americans live overseas. Throughout the twentieth century, […]

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In the spotlight: Durham

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

‘In the spotlight’ is back for another month, and this month we’re heading north once again. Idu Nwokolo, one of the assistants in our programme team, went to university in Durham, and it’s safe to say she’s a fan of the place. Here’s her thoughts on why you should visit the city of Durham. One of […]

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UK events: May

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

We’ve entered the month of May, which means you should start to notice the sun appearing for a bit longer, and the temperatures starting to rise. With that in mind, this month has a very outdoors feel to it, with all four of our recommended events giving you the chance to get out and about and explore […]

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Global ambitions on show at annual conference

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

More than 160 scholars attended the third annual Chevening Conference, hosted by the University of Birmingham, on Friday 8 April. Our annual conference gives scholars the opportunity to present their research to their peers on a chosen theme, which this year was ‘Global Ambitions’. The day was opened by Professor Adam Tickell, Provost and Vice Principal at […]

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Royals seek advice from Chevening Scholars

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, have been seeking advice from Chevening Scholars ahead of their upcoming trip to India and Bhutan. A small group of scholars from the two countries were invited to a reception at Kensington Palace, home of William and Kate. Scholars shared their tips on how to make the […]

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My Chevening month: Learning about myself

by Anushka.Gurnaney, Chevening Scholar, India

It seems like just yesterday that I packed up my life into 46 kilos and moved to London, for what I thought was going to be a really fun year spent reacquainting with my first love – journalism. I thought that after 7 years of work experience, a year of studies would be a breeze. […]

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Chevening change makers – Celebrating our alumni award winners

The British Council Education UK Alumni Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals who have studied in the UK within the last 10 years and have used their UK education to soar as professionals, entrepreneurs or in having a social impact. The inaugural awards were held in 2015, covering just three countries. Chevening was delighted to […]

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