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.

Mariana reviews Chevening event in Edinburgh

16 Chevening Scholars based at Scottish universities were recently treated to a unique visit to the Scottish Parliament and Royal Society of Edinburgh. The event, organised by programme officer Gabriela Gavrila, was just one of a number of enrichment activities that will be put on by Chevening throughout the year. Mexican scholar Mariana Espinosa tells […]

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UK Economy sparks lively debate at first Topical Talk

More than 40 scholars from around the UK met in London on 26 November for the first of this year’s Chevening Topical Talks. Topical Talks are Chevening’s annual lecture series which allow scholars unique access to experts in different fields of work in the UK. Each talk features a panel of speakers, and scholars are […]

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Shami Chakrabarti gives unique talk to Chevening Gurukul Fellows

Chevening Gurukul Fellows and London based scholars turned out at King’s College last night for the annual King’s Chevening Distinguished Lecture. This year’s speaker was none other than Shami Chakrabarti, one of the leading human rights campaigners in the UK, and a lady who was once described by The Sun newspaper as ‘the most dangerous […]

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Argentine leaders share their leadership experience at the third annual Chevening TALKS event

The third edition of the annual ‘Chevening TALKS’ took place at the British residence earlier this week. Chevening Scholars and other leaders attending the event, listened to Alberto Crescenti, director of SAME (Emergency Service of Buenos Aires City), Carlos Guyot, deputy editor of newspaper La Nación, and Alec Oxenford, internet entrepreneur and founder of OLX.com […]

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Chevening launches the Tea at No. 10 photo competition

After the major success that #MyCheveningJourney has been, we’ve decided to keep it going and are now launching the Tea at No. 10 photo competition. Tea at No. 10 gives our scholars the chance to show the world what it’s like to live and study in the UK. They show the human side of Chevening […]

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What I learned… My Chevening story

When I was awarded the Chevening scholarship in the summer of 2013, my family and close friends were delighted, yet after every display of happiness and excitement I always seemed to get the same words over and over again: ‘you will never come back’. One year later here I am back in Lebanon, fond of […]

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Chevening team in Kenya organise Open Day for applicants

There has never been a better time to apply for a Chevening Award. The Chevening team in Kenya are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who wish to study Public Policy and Governance, International Law, Energy/Environment, Human Rights and Journalism. To support candidates with completing an application, the Chevening team in Nairobi will hold an […]

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Chevening Alumna elected Montserrat’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, Health & Community Services

Mrs Delmaude Ryan, Chevening Scholar 2008/2009 was recently sworn in as Montserrat’s new Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, Health & Community Services following the island’s general elections on 11 September. Mrs Ryan’s campaign focused on education, public service leadership, community activism, and volunteerism in Montserrat. Prior to the general election Mrs Ryan’s 16 years […]

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British Ambassador hosts farewell event for Mongolian Chevening Scholars

Seven Mongolian students were awarded Chevening Scholarships for 2014/2015, the highest number in the history of the scheme. On 10 August 2014, the British Ambassador to Mongolia, Christopher Stuart, hosted a farewell event for the seven successful Chevening Scholars from Mongolia on the eve of their departure to the UK. This year’s scholars, the highest […]

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