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.

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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Scholar wins tour of No. 10 Downing Street

As the winner of the Tea at No. 10 competition, Malaysian scholar Aimran Amir toured the famous No. 10 Downing Street, residence to British Prime Ministers since 1735, and enjoyed a cup of tea in one of its beautiful dining rooms. The competition ran in partnership with the GREAT Campaign and the prize was tea […]

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East meets West at Goodenough College

A musical, cultural and glamorous evening to bring the softer side of Pakistan to London was held by Chevening Scholars from Pakistan at the William Goodenough House. Aasia Saail Khan, Sumbal Agha and Umar Mahmood Khan, with the help of Team Young Pakistan at Goodenough, presented their show ‘East meets West’ to an audience of […]

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Marathon journey for Chevening’s Mariela

Mariela Sanchez-Belmont Montiel, a Chevening Scholar from Mexico, has completed this year’s Greater Manchester Marathon. In a more than respectable time of 5hrs 27mins, Mariela, who studies at the University of Manchester, completed her first ever marathon. After recovering from the aches and pains of running for that long, Mariela took the time to tell […]

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Scholars discuss a new era of diplomacy

Chevening and the University of Durham came together for the second year in a row to host the annual Chevening Conference. This year, set in the fantastic facilities at Durham University Business School, scholars set about debating diplomacy in the 21st century. Nearly 100 scholars attended the one day conference, and 21 scholars were selected […]

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