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 Alumnus wins RBS wildlife and conservation award

Chevening Alumnus Sujoy Baneerje from India recently won one of the ‘Earth Heroes’ awards offered by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). The winners were chosen by an independent jury for their exemplary work on the ground in the field of wildlife and conservation. Awarded in the ‘Green Warrior’ category, Sujoy worked hard to preserve […]

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Burns Night gets scholar’s feet tapping

More than 80 scholars travelled to Edinburgh for the inaugural Chevening Burns Night celebration. In collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, the scholars were treated to a fun evening of traditional Scottish poems and dancing at what is commonly known as a ceilidh, to celebrate the life of poet Robert Burns. The scholars were also […]

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Chevening Alumna among the first to receive the Queen’s Young Leader Award

With nearly ten years of volunteerism, advocacy, and activism experience, Chevening Alumna Teocah Dove (2013/2014) is one of 60 young leaders from the Commonwealth to receive the Queen’s Young Leader Award. This honour is awarded to exceptional youth (18-29) who have shown significant commitment and leadership in community development. The awardees are expected to use […]

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Chevening Alumni named British Education Ambassadors to the Philippines

Recently, the British Embassy to the Philippines appointed seven Philippine Chevening Alumni to be British Education Ambassadors for the year. Launched in 2013 as part of UK’s celebration of Philippine-British Friendship, the scheme aims to recognise the outstanding contribution that many alumni make to UK-Philippine relations and the role they play in promoting cooperation in […]

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Mariana reviews Chevening event in Edinburgh

16 Chevening Scholars based at Scottish universities were recently treated to a unique visit to the Scottish Parliament and Royal Society of Edinburgh. The event, organised by programme officer Gabriela Gavrila, was just one of a number of enrichment activities that will be put on by Chevening throughout the year. Mexican scholar Mariana Espinosa tells […]

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UK Economy sparks lively debate at first Topical Talk

More than 40 scholars from around the UK met in London on 26 November for the first of this year’s Chevening Topical Talks. Topical Talks are Chevening’s annual lecture series which allow scholars unique access to experts in different fields of work in the UK. Each talk features a panel of speakers, and scholars are […]

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Shami Chakrabarti gives unique talk to Chevening Gurukul Fellows

Chevening Gurukul Fellows and London based scholars turned out at King’s College last night for the annual King’s Chevening Distinguished Lecture. This year’s speaker was none other than Shami Chakrabarti, one of the leading human rights campaigners in the UK, and a lady who was once described by The Sun newspaper as ‘the most dangerous […]

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