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.

Exclusive interview with award-winning filmmaker Zhao Qi

Known for exploring cultural themes in contemporary China, Zhao Qi is a Sundance and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker based in Beijing. He also worked as an executive director and commissioning editor in China Central Television for 19 years. Qi has produced over 800 documentaries covering culture, history, politics, and the environment, including: Last Train Home (2011 Emmy Awards) […]

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Loughborough provide a first innings for scholars

A group of scholars had exclusive access to the English Cricket Board (ECB) National Performance Centre as they were treated to a cricketing masterclass. Set on the University of Loughborough campus, the ECB centre is regularly used by both the men’s and women’s England sides as they prepare to play international cricket. The centre also […]

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Scholars help to raise funds for Oxfam

A group of Chevening Scholars dedicated their time to raising money for world-renowned charity Oxfam. The scholars, who are studying all across the UK, headed to the Oxfam Southern Logistics Centre in Milton Keynes to offer their help for a day. After being given a tour of the facilities and a demonstration of the processes […]

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Chevening Scholarships to be relaunched in Oman

Chevening Scholarships will be relaunched in Oman, as announced by Jonathan Wilks, the British Ambassador to the sultanate, earlier this month. The programme will be launched in partnership with a number of British businesses active in Oman, Wilks said at a reception held at his residence celebrating the uniquely close friendship between the two countries […]

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Scholars learn how love is blind

Chevening Scholars had the chance to experience some of the fantastic work of British playwright Sir William Shakespeare. At the Globe Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, scholars were introduced to ‘The Merchant of Venice’ by Dr Christie Carson, before taking their seats to view the play later that evening. Danilo Soares, a Chevening Social Media Ambassador, tells the […]

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Chevening partners with Loughborough University to fund Olympic Legacy awards

Chevening and Loughborough University have formed a new partnership to offer scholarships to Brazilian applicants, as announced by Alex Ellis, the British Ambassador to Brazil. Two Chevening/Loughborough Olympic Legacy Scholarships will be awarded each year for the next three years, starting in 2015/2016. Recipients of this scholarship will be able to study either at the main Loughborough University […]

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Cameroon Chevening Alumni Association elects new executives

The Chevening Alumni General Elective Assembly took place on Saturday 16 May at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Yaounde. The key objectives for the newly elected team includes strengthening relationships with alumni and scholars in Cameroon, and working in partnership with the British High Commission in Yaounde to promote Chevening in the other countries […]

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Mexican and British talent join forces at Britmex 2015

Combine a series of inspiring and engaging talks with the opportunity to taste an array of Mexican drinks and what you end up with is the recipe for a truly special event, which is what the second edition of BritMex turned out to be again. Hosted by The Bulldog Trust at Two Temple Placeon 15 […]

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Get up and dream,’ says Chevening’s Alecia

Alecia Maragh, a Chevening Scholar from Jamaica, recently spoke at the Annual TEDx Student competition at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). As one of Chevening’s Social Media Ambassadors, Alecia inspires people from across the globe on a daily basis to better themselves and push for their goals – and in particular […]

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India Journalism Programme concludes with stellar symposium

The 2015 Chevening India Journalism Programme came to a conclusion with a captivating symposium organised by the fellows themselves themed Elephants in the newsroom: Challenges facing the Indian media today.  The keynote speech was given by Lord Bhikhu Parekh, Emeritus Professor at the University of Westminster, and panellists during the day-long event included Dr Shakuntala Banaji […]

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