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.

Living and Working Abroad in the 21st Century

by CM Patha, Chevening Alumna, Canada

If you live and work abroad, do you see yourself as an expat or as an immigrant? Neither? That’s not surprising because those are outdated 20th century concepts for 20th century ways of living abroad. They continue to exist, but the 21st century is giving rise to an entirely new lifestyle that is having a […]

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Chevening Scholars included in Commonwealth Day celebrations

Chevening Scholars were invited to attend the Commonwealth Day Service at the iconic Westminster Abbey. The day was especially significant for Chevening Scholars as one scholar, Kishva Ambigapathy, was asked to lead the Royal Family during the procession as the bearer of the Commonwealth Mace.   I am truly humbled to lead Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II & […]

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Syria at the heart of the second Chevening regional conference

The British Consulate in Istanbul recently hosted the second Chevening regional conference entitled Syria and its impact on the region: 5 years into the conflict. 16 Chevening Alumni from Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey selected as practitioners and experts in their fields, gathered to discuss the humanitarian aspects of the conflict, including the impact of refugees […]

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Devolution on show as scholars visit Wales

Chevening Scholars took a first-hand look at political devolution in Wales, as they visited the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff. As part of the ‘Best of British presents…’ series, scholars were treated to a day of language, culture, and politics, thanks to our partners – Cardiff University. To kick off the day, scholars were welcomed to […]

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2014/2015 Scholars are welcomed home after a wonderful year in the UK

After spending a year in the UK studying, networking, and getting to know British culture, 2014/2015 Chevening Scholars have safely returned to their home countries. British Embassies and High Commissions in over 160 countries and territories held receptions and events to welcome them back and award them their Chevening graduation certificates. At the British Embassy […]

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Women in Leadership workshop a huge success

The value and power of female leaders was on show in London, as 60 Chevening Scholars gathered for the ‘Women in Leadership’ workshop. Held for the first time, the event was facilitated by Voice At The Table, an organisation with plenty of experience in helping organisations with gender balance and diversity of thought. Scholars heard from a […]

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Scholars have ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

To mark 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare, a group of Chevening Scholars headed to his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. The group made their way to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre to see ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, as well as have a go at playing the some of his most famous characters. Merybell Reynoso, a scholar and social media […]

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PPP Center appoints Chevening Alumnus as Executive Director

The Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines (PPP Center) has appointed Chevening Alumnus Andre Palacios as its new Executive Director. Andre, who studied LLM International Law at University College London through a Chevening Scholarship in 2004, has been working as a technical advisor to the PPP Center since 2015, and will take up the new role from 8 March. The Public-Private […]

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The future of wildlife rests in our hands

by Petal Howell, Chevening Scholar, Trinidad and Tobago

World Wildlife Day (WWD) commemorates the 1973 signing of the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This year’s theme, ‘The Future of Wildlife is in Our Hands’, is a prime opportunity for us to reflect on our role in protecting at-risk species. This theme reinforces that […]

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Minister Ellwood welcomes Pakistani Cheveners to FCO

Tobias Ellwood, Minister for Pakistan, welcomed all Pakistani Chevening Scholars and Fellows to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at a reception that served to emphasise the importance of the relationship between the UK and Pakistan. Mr Ellwood’s speech focused on the deep ties that are shared between the UK and Pakistan, citing that the UK […]

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