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.

Global ambitions on show at annual conference

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

More than 160 scholars attended the third annual Chevening Conference, hosted by the University of Birmingham, on Friday 8 April. Our annual conference gives scholars the opportunity to present their research to their peers on a chosen theme, which this year was ‘Global Ambitions’. The day was opened by Professor Adam Tickell, Provost and Vice Principal at […]

Royals seek advice from Chevening Scholars

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, have been seeking advice from Chevening Scholars ahead of their upcoming trip to India and Bhutan. A small group of scholars from the two countries were invited to a reception at Kensington Palace, home of William and Kate. Scholars shared their tips on how to make the […]

My Chevening month: Learning about myself

by Anushka.Gurnaney, Chevening Scholar, India

It seems like just yesterday that I packed up my life into 46 kilos and moved to London, for what I thought was going to be a really fun year spent reacquainting with my first love – journalism. I thought that after 7 years of work experience, a year of studies would be a breeze. […]

Chevening change makers – Celebrating our alumni award winners

The British Council Education UK Alumni Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals who have studied in the UK within the last 10 years and have used their UK education to soar as professionals, entrepreneurs or in having a social impact. The inaugural awards were held in 2015, covering just three countries. Chevening was delighted to […]

Scholars outline their global ambitions at annual conference

More than 160 scholars gathered at the University of Birmingham for the third annual Chevening Conference. The conference gives scholars the chance to present their thoughts and ideas on the topic of the year, which this year was ‘global ambitions.’ After more than 70 scholars applied to present, a panel of 24 were chosen, with their subjects ranging […]

Arturo joins prestigious list of rowers

Arturo Villanueva, a Chevening Scholar from Mexico, has rowed his way into the boat racing history books after becoming the first Mexican national to row for either Oxford or Cambridge. Rowing is a very prestigious sport at the two universities, who have been competing in what is traditionally known as ‘the boat race’ since 1829, and […]

Edinburgh’s secret uncovered by Scholars

More than 55 Chevening Scholars headed to Scotland to explore the hidden passageways beneath the city of Edinburgh.  At the ‘Mary King’s Close Underground Tour of Old Town Edinburgh’ event, scholars were given a unique opportunity to visit an important and famous part of Edinburgh’s history, hearing tales about the plague, pestilence, and murder. Social […]

Chevening continues to have impact in Riga

Even though there are no Chevening Scholarships in Latvia anymore, the Chevening Alumni community is active and keen to take part in events organised by the British Embassy Riga. This year the embassy planned a couple of events for Chevening Alumni, many of whom are now working for the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in […]

Caribbean alumni join forces for positive exchange

By Gilly Metzgen, Chevening Officer, British High Commission Bridgetown   One of the challenges faced by Eastern Caribbean alumni is one of sheer geography. The seven countries within the grouping are hundreds of miles distant from one another with limited and expensive transport options. At a local level, all the islands have their own alumni group, each […]

Diplomats share their stories with Chevening Scholars

A group of diplomats from across the globe have shared their unique stories with Chevening Scholars in the latest event in the Chevening lecture series – ‘A Diary of a Diplomat’. Hosted at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, scholars were given the chance to meet and chat to a number of special guests, who each […]