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.

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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Scholars outline their global ambitions at annual conference

More than 160 scholars gathered at the University of Birmingham for the third annual Chevening Conference. The conference gives scholars the chance to present their thoughts and ideas on the topic of the year, which this year was ‘global ambitions.’ After more than 70 scholars applied to present, a panel of 24 were chosen, with their subjects ranging […]

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Arturo joins prestigious list of rowers

Arturo Villanueva, a Chevening Scholar from Mexico, has rowed his way into the boat racing history books after becoming the first Mexican national to row for either Oxford or Cambridge. Rowing is a very prestigious sport at the two universities, who have been competing in what is traditionally known as ‘the boat race’ since 1829, and […]

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Edinburgh’s secret uncovered by Scholars

More than 55 Chevening Scholars headed to Scotland to explore the hidden passageways beneath the city of Edinburgh.  At the ‘Mary King’s Close Underground Tour of Old Town Edinburgh’ event, scholars were given a unique opportunity to visit an important and famous part of Edinburgh’s history, hearing tales about the plague, pestilence, and murder. Social […]

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