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.

Visit to Stonehenge leaves me with lifelong memories

by Rommel Hall, Chevening Scholar, Barbados

On Wednesday May 11 2016, I joined some of my ‎Chevening colleagues on a trip to Salisbury. We visited Stonehenge, Old Sarum, and Salisbury Cathedral. The trip was in collaboration with one of the Chevening Partner universities, the University of Southampton, and what an experience it was! We were expertly guided by Dr Josh Pollard […]


by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

We think we can smell summer, this means we are in the month of June. As we begin to embrace the summery month of June, it’s a chance to indulge in some ice cream, prepare picnics and delve into some of our suggested events. The Queen’s Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour 11 June, London Although […]

City in the spotlight: Bristol

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Summer is here, and we are back with another addition to our ‘in the spotlight’ series. Programme Officer Rebekah Palmer shares historical information about Bristol’s famous sites and gives us her reasons for why you should visit one of the best places to live in the UK, according to her sources. Bristol is one of […]

Collective Chevening action for fundraising through a photographic exhibition

by Sarabe Chan and Chimwemwe Manyozo, Chevening Scholars

A unique event ‘150 Shades of Perspective: A Photographic Exhibition’ was held at the University of Sussex, organised by a group of Chevening Scholars and other master’s students. The event showcased 150 captivating photographs taken by Chevening Scholar, Mahmudul Hoque Moni, to raise funds for a charity. What was so unique about the event? Connecting […]

Training identifies the future stars of world media

The Chevening Workshop series continued, as 19 scholars took part in an exclusive media training workshop using the world class facilities at the University of Salford. Put on to give those that are either media practitioners, or interact regularly with the media in their professional lives, the chance to improve their skills, the scholars had access to Media City – home to […]

Scholar wins Cardiff University Student Union award

We are delighted to announce that Chevening Scholar, Yasir Mehdi, was the recipient of a 2016 ‘Enriching Student Life Award’. Commonly known as ELSAs they are awarded by Cardiff University Student Union (CUSU) to acknowledge the students and staff who have contributed to enriching the university campus. Yasir was one of four students shortlisted for his particular […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]