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.

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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BP commits to up to eight new scholarships for Angolans

The British Embassy in Luanda has signed a Chevening Partnership with BP offering up to eight jointly-funded scholarships for Angolan scholars to study masters’ degrees in the UK over the next two academic years. The official signing was witnessed by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Jeffrey Mountevans, and the Prime Minister’s Trade […]

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UK events: March

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Another month means we’ve got another lot of events for you to try out across the UK. The weather should start to warm up a little soon (although we can’t guarantee that), so we’ve even included an outdoor event this month to get you out and about. Shakespeare Son et Lumière City of London, 4-5 March 2016 Guildhall […]

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In the spotlight: Sheffield

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

This month, we’re bringing you two editions of our ‘In the spotlight’ series. We start way up north, in the Yorkshire city of Sheffield. Programme Officer Robyn Parker has written this one, and she’s quite the expert on the city after she spent seven years there while she studied at undergrad, postgrad, and doctorate level. […]

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In the spotlight: Colchester

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

The second of this month’s ‘In the spotlight’ series has been written by Jim Dale, another of our programme officers. He’s an Essex lad through and through, and understandably, gets quite excited about his home county. Here are Jim’s tips for Colchester. When I tell people that I am an Essex boy, the image that […]

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Queen Rania Foundation becomes latest partner

Chevening’s partnerships are expanding once again as the Queen Rania Foundation becomes the latest organisation to join up with the UK Government’s flagship scholarship programme. The British Embassy in Amman have been working with the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development, and have come to agreement on a partnership that will see QRF support five […]

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From LSE to the Education World Forum

by Haneen Qatamesh, Chevening Scholar, Occupied Palestinian Territories

As a Palestinian Master’s student and a Chevening Scholar, taking part in the Education World Forum (EWF) was eye opening. The 2016 Forum offered three days of insight and inspiration from leading education pioneers, policy makers, experts, and students. Being part of the EWF has given me a first-hand chance to understand global perspectives on […]

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