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.

First impressions: getting to know the Scots at a Ceilidh

by Alexandre Rodrigues Jorge, Chevening Scholar, Brazil

When I decided to apply for a Chevening Scholarship, my interests were beyond the great opportunity to access a world class education available in the United Kingdom. I knew it will be also very enriching from a very personal point of view. I was eager to expose myself to all the challenges involving living one […]

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The power of networking – Part 1

by Wilson Ang, Chevening Alumnus, Singapore

Earlier this year, I took a one-year sabbatical from work with an interest to deepen my understanding on what green growth means to Southeast Asia. And so, I began my four month travel around the region to get first hands experience on their respective culture, environment, and political circumstances. These countries include Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, […]

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Chevening/Gurukul fellows welcomed to King’s College London

Fourteen Chevening Gurukul Fellows arrived at King’s College London to begin an intensive twelve-week leadership course at the India Institute of the iconic central London university. The Chevening Gurukul Fellowship programme is designed to address issues faced by leaders in all fields, by analysing changing ideas and practices of leadership, and exploring implications of globalisation for […]

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2015/2016 Social Media Ambassadors revealed

Ten of our 2015/2016 Chevening Scholars have been selected to represent this year’s cohort as Social Media Ambassadors (SMAs). More than 50 scholars applied to be part of the programme, and after assessing all of their applications, the Secretariat is delighted to announce the ten who stood out from the crowd. Chevening SMAs showcase what it’s […]

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South Asian and Afghan Scholars invited to discuss key issues in their region

In a culmination to a series of scholar engagement events that have taken place across the 2014/2015 cycle, the South Asia Afghanistan Directorate (SAAD) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) hosted a farewell afternoon tea for the South Asian and Afghan Scholars. Around 20 of them participated in roundtable discussions giving scholars from Pakistan, India, Nepal, […]

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El Cubano de la uni’

by Carlos Rangel Irola, Chevening Alumnus, Cuba

Don’t expect this story to tell you about the wonderful history and traditions of the UK; books and magazine can do that better than me! This is just my account of what it is like to study in Essex University and what to expect from it. Worried about accommodation? Education? Other stuff? Here are some facts to keep […]

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Levantine Scholars discuss foreign policy with the FCO

In an effort to strengthen mutual understanding of the UK’s engagement with the Near East, ten Chevening Scholars participated in a roundtable discussion with staff at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). As future leaders, Chevening Scholars are well placed to understand the particular challenges and opportunities in their particular countries and regions and were […]

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UK events – Autumn 2015

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

There are always a number of fun events running throughout the UK for you to enjoy, whatever your interests. Many of these events are free, whilst others may have a small charge. Here are a few that you may like to attend whilst you are settling into the UK to make the most of your […]

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Tariq to get a taste of diplomatic life

Tariq Taha, a Chevening Scholar based at Oxford Brookes University, has been selected to take part as a delegate in the Young Diplomats Forum organised by the Global Diplomatic Forum in London. Tariq will be part of the Jordanian delegation when the event takes place in September, with the ambassador of Jordan, H.E. Mazen Homoud, expected to be present. The […]

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