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.

My Chevening month: Making the most of it

by Rommel Hall, Chevening Scholar, Barbados

From the time I left Barbados in September 2015 and moved to the beautiful city of Cardiff, I made a promise to myself that I would make the most of this time in the United Kingdom, and I am. Yes, the main reason I am here is academic, but I had no intention to be cooped […]

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Scholars record powerful video statement for World Water Day

‘We can no longer be passive’ was the call from Chevening Scholar Yahoska Berrios on World Water Day 2016. The Nicaraguan scholar fronts a video aimed at the Chevening community which calls for greater efforts to help improve access to water for rural communities, given that the lack of water has a disproportionately negative effect […]

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A new chapter for the Chevening Alumni Ghana Network

The Chevening Alumni Association of Ghana was officially launched on 10 February 2016. Sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth through the Chevening Alumni Programme Fund (CAPF) and hosted by the British High Commissioner to Ghana, HE Jon Benjamin, the association launch sought to bring together alumni of the Chevening programme since its inception in 1983, and to […]

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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 That’s not surprising because those are outdated 20th century concepts for 20th century ways of living abroad.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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