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.

Life after Chevening – about success and taiji

by Teh Chi-Chang, Chevening Alumnus, Malaysia

If you measure success by the usual corporate trappings, my career is in the doldrums.  It wasn’t always so. Following my Chevening Scholarship in 2001/2002, I scaled the corporate heights, culminating in the lofty position of Director of Equity Investment Research at a (then) major global investment bank overseeing a multi-million Ringgit (it was worth […]

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2014/2015 Scholars say goodbye to Chevening

This year, over 550 scholars and representatives from 20 Chevening key partners gathered at the iconic Alexandra Palace to celebrate the end of the 2014/2015 Chevening year and say goodbye. Senior Alumni Relations Officer, Aba Quartey, spoke about the vast array of opportunities available to Chevening alumni and encouraged all scholars to be a part of […]

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African scholars invited to shape UK’s engagement with Africa

Nearly 40 Chevening Scholars participated in roundtable discussions with staff at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in order to strengthen mutual understanding of the UK’s engagement with Africa, and the continent’s future prospects. The event was a clear demonstration of the bilateral value Chevening can bring to scholars, their home countries, and the FCO by […]

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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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