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.

Cramond beach receives some Chevening magic

Despite leading busy lifestyles while studying a Master’s degree here in the UK, a group of Chevening Scholars found time to volunteer, helping to clean Cramond Beach. As one of the prettiest beaches in Scotland, Cramond is very popular with tourists. Not all tourists, however, clean up after themselves, and over time, Cramond had become pretty […]

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My Chevening month: Seeing the sights

by Tamara Mathias, Chevening Scholar, India

One month into 2016 and I can safely say that January has set some very high standards for the rest of the year. Travelling across the UK during my Christmas break took me from the cobbled streets of Oxford to Portsmouth, the picturesque Isle of Wight, the historic city of Southampton, Brighton, Huddersfield, Leeds and […]

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Scholars dance the night away in Glasgow

Chevening Scholars immersed themselves in Scottish culture, as they took part in a Burns Night Ceilidh in Glasgow. Burns Night is celebrated every year in Scotland, and is a tribute to the great poet Robert Burns.  Traditionally, Scots eat Haggis, Neeps (turnips), and Tatties (potatoes), because Robert loved Haggis so much. They then proceed to […]

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Burns Night: A history

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

On the 25 January every year, Burns Night is celebrated in Scotland. But what is Burns Night, and where does the celebration come from? We invited our very own Scot, Programme Officer Catriona McArthur, to explain to us. Who is Robert Burns? Robert Burns was a famous 18th century Scottish poet and lyricist and is considered by […]

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UK events: February

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

It might be cold, and there may be snow on the ground (if you’re lucky), but that doesn’t stop the Brits from having a good time. There are loads of events taking place across the UK, both indoors and outside, so why not pop along to one of these in February. Lunar New Year 8 […]

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Scholars head behind the scenes at Old Trafford

Chevening Scholars from across the UK were lucky enough to visit Old Trafford, home to Manchester United Football Club. Often referred to as the ‘Theatre of Dreams’, Old Trafford is one of the most famous grounds in world football, and has hosted some incredible matches with incredible players. The likes of David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, […]

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Next generation of entrepreneurs practice their skills

A group of budding entrepreneurs were treated to a full day workshop, hosted by the University of Liverpool. Around 60 scholars came together to learn from entrepreneurial experts from universities and businesses across the UK. Chaired by Professor Oswald Jones from the University of Liverpool, the other speakers included Dr Martha Mador from Kingston University,the Campaign […]

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The FCO invites proposals for monitoring and evaluation project

The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office invites proposals from evaluation experts for the delivery of a short term monitoring and evaluation project for the Chevening Awards scheme. Chevening aims to bring future leaders to the UK in order to develop a positive disposition towards the UK and to align them with UK interests and values. […]

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Chevening matters!

by Shoaib Ahmad Rahim, Chevening Alumnus, Afghanistan

The round table discussion on regional connectivity had four panelists from India, China, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. Before inviting the last speaker on the panel, the moderator uttered these words, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) added an innovation to the sixth RECCA (Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan) by launching an academic paper contest. There […]

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In the spotlight: Liverpool

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Our ‘In the spotlight’ series is continuing into 2016, and programme officer Dammy Olatoye is kicking us off. She’s given us her thoughts on Liverpool, the place she describes as ‘the city of firsts’.  Situated in the North West of England, along the river Mersey, Liverpool is a city steeped in history and I would […]

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