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 continues to have impact in Riga

Even though there are no Chevening Scholarships in Latvia anymore, the Chevening Alumni community is active and keen to take part in events organised by the British Embassy Riga. This year the embassy planned a couple of events for Chevening Alumni, many of whom are now working for the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in […]

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Caribbean alumni join forces for positive exchange

By Gilly Metzgen, Chevening Officer, British High Commission Bridgetown   One of the challenges faced by Eastern Caribbean alumni is one of sheer geography. The seven countries within the grouping are hundreds of miles distant from one another with limited and expensive transport options. At a local level, all the islands have their own alumni group, each […]

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Diplomats share their stories with Chevening Scholars

A group of diplomats from across the globe have shared their unique stories with Chevening Scholars in the latest event in the Chevening lecture series – ‘A Diary of a Diplomat’. Hosted at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, scholars were given the chance to meet and chat to a number of special guests, who each […]

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Chevening Scholars set world record for queueing

Chevening Scholars have inadvertently set the world record for queueing by collectively clocking up 345,248 hours of queueing time in the eight months that they’ve been in the UK, according to figures released today by Chevening’s Department of Single File Analysis (DSFA). Queueing, which is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as ‘patiently spending an […]

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Chevening helps to build regional cooperation in the heart of Asia

The British Embassy in Dushanbe recently hosted the first ever Central Asia and South Caucasus Alumni Conference in Tajikistan. The conference, which was the outcome of a successful bid to the Chevening Alumni Programme Fund (CAPF), was prepared, organised and delivered by the Chevening Officer from Tajikistan, Shuhrat Sharipov, and compered in style by HE […]

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UK events: April

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

It’s a new month, which means a whole new lot of exciting things to do and see across the UK. We’ve picked out a few which we think are particularly good. Enjoy! The Grand National 7 – 9 April, Aintree You could be one of almost 200,000 who attend what is arguably the UK’s most famous horse […]

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In the spotlight: Oxford

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

April is here, which means it’s time for another installment of our ‘in the spotlight’ series. This month, programme officer Christine is in control, and she’s telling you why you should visit her favourite place – Oxford. History and architecture are two of the biggest things that Oxford and its surrounding area have in abundance. […]

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How do global citizens live in the real world?

by CM Patha, Chevening Alumna, Canada

Roamers are the great “other” living around the planet today. To outsiders they look like expats or immigrants, but ask roamers how they feel and you’ll often get a different response. “I’m a global citizen”, is the most common reply. It’s a lofty sentiment, but how do global citizens navigate a planet carved up into […]

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My Chevening month: Making the most of it

by Rommel Hall, Chevening Scholar, Barbados

From the time I left Barbados in September 2015 and moved to the beautiful city of Cardiff, I made a promise to myself that I would make the most of this time in the United Kingdom, and I am. Yes, the main reason I am here is academic, but I had no intention to be cooped […]

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Scholars record powerful video statement for World Water Day

‘We can no longer be passive’ was the call from Chevening Scholar Yahoska Berrios on World Water Day 2016. The Nicaraguan scholar fronts a video aimed at the Chevening community which calls for greater efforts to help improve access to water for rural communities, given that the lack of water has a disproportionately negative effect […]

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