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.

Alumni explore shared challenges and opportunities in Latin America

This March, five years after the first regional conference in Buenos Aires, alumni from 12 Latin American countries gathered in Bogotá for the second Chevening LATAM regional conference. The conference was an initiative of the British Embassies Brasilia, La Paz, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, and Bogotá, as well as Chevening Alumni Colombia (CAC), and funded by the Chevening […]

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Colombian scholar coaches UCL team to represent UK at prestigious mooting finals

Colombian Chevening Scholar Giovanny Vega-Barbosa, studying Law LLM at University College London, has coached a team of law students from UCL to reach the finals of a prestigious international legal competition. The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from over 645 law schools in 95 countries. […]

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Class of 2016 joins the alumni community

After a year of learning, networking, and experiencing UK culture first-hand, the Class of 2016 has now returned to their home countries. British embassies and high commissions around the world have been taking the opportunity to welcome them back with a number of events, in addition to helping them to transition into the global alumni […]

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Chevening Alumni across the years gather in London

Chevening is a strong community of innovative thinkers, world-leading experts, and genuinely interesting people. The global diversity of Chevening is one of the things which makes the network so attractive. UK embassies and high commissions often hold events within countries for alumni living there, however these rarely reach their alumni living elsewhere in the world. […]

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Chevening Scholar wins bronze in world bench press championship

Ukrainian Chevening Scholar and weight-lifter Bohdan Bon won a bronze medal for Great Britain at a major international powerlifting championship. Bohdan’s medal was achieved in the -83kg category of the International Powerlifting Federation World Classic Bench Press Championships 2018, which took place in Finland from 14 to 19 May. Bohdan is from Kyiv, Ukraine and […]

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Indonesian alumni promote cultural and religious tolerance through film

To mark Human Rights Day, the British embassy in Jakarta and Chevening Alumni Association Indonesia ran a competition called ‘Chevening Diversity: 1 minute film challenge’ to promote promote cultural and religious tolerance. Entrants were asked to produce a one minute film about religious and cultural diversity, which were then uploaded to a dedicated YouTube channel. So […]

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Marketing year-round in Turkmenistan

Applications for the 2018/2019 round may have closed on 7 November, but Turkmenistan’s Chevening Officer Murad Kakajykov has continued marketing, with staff from the embassy attending the Education and Sport annual exhibition in Ashgabat on 9-10 November 2017 to promote the programme. The exhibition was very well-attended and the Chevening stand was kept busy with […]

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Making sense of sustainability in Nottingham

As part of the ‘Chevening Explores’ series, Cheveners past and present came together in Nottingham to discuss the challenges and opportunities around sustainability. The event, Sense and Sustainability, opened with a welcome speech from Professor Sarah Metcalfe of the University of Nottingham, during which she outlined the university’s research priorities and institutional focus on sustainable and resilient cities. She […]

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