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.

The FCO invites proposals for monitoring and evaluation project

The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office invites proposals from evaluation experts for the delivery of a short term monitoring and evaluation project for the Chevening Awards scheme. Chevening aims to bring future leaders to the UK in order to develop a positive disposition towards the UK and to align them with UK interests and values. […]

Chevening matters!

by Shoaib Ahmad Rahim, Chevening Alumnus, Afghanistan

The round table discussion on regional connectivity had four panelists from India, China, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. Before inviting the last speaker on the panel, the moderator uttered these words, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) added an innovation to the sixth RECCA (Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan) by launching an academic paper contest. There […]

In the spotlight: Liverpool

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Our ‘In the spotlight’ series is continuing into 2016, and programme officer Dammy Olatoye is kicking us off. She’s given us her thoughts on Liverpool, the place she describes as ‘the city of firsts’.  Situated in the North West of England, along the river Mersey, Liverpool is a city steeped in history and I would […]

2015 – Looking back on a successful year

As 2015 draws to a close, we look and reflect on this year from an alumni perspective. From the alumni relations team and throughout the Chevening staff body, we applaud all the fantastic alumni activities that have happened all across the globe, many with support from the Chevening Alumni Programme Fund (CAPF). An innovative photo […]

Central and Eastern European Chevening Alumni Network: from sharing best practice towards international leadership

by Dr Zoltan Csedo, Chevening Alumnus, Hungary

Supporting Britain’s public diplomacy efforts, Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarship scheme that offers a life-long experience, and it is hugely transformational, exposing scholars to as many facets of UK life and culture as possible, and providing platforms and opportunities for scholars to network, facilitating the formation of strong life-long connections with both the […]

Three days, 13 countries, two cities, one goal

Two months ago, alumni from 12 Central and South East European nations, plus guests from London, gathered in Zagreb for the opening of a two and a half day regional conference organised by Chevening Alumni Hrvatska (Croatia).  This conference was the outcome of a successful bid to the Chevening Alumni Project Fund (CAPF). Around 60 […]

Kishva elected as Chairperson of the Commonwealth Youth Council

Chevening Scholar, Kishva Ambigapathy, has been selected as chairperson of the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC), an association of young people from 53 countries that act as the official representative voice of 1.2 billion young people in the Commonwealth. Kishva, who is from Malaysia and studies MSc Global Politics at Durham University, was installed as chair at […]

A royal day out for Chevening

A group of Chevening Scholars stepped back in time as they visited the historic Hampton Court Palace, home to King Henry VIII. Scholars were treated to a guided tour of the palace from a ‘Georgian lady’, and experienced a traditional English cream tea.  Rommell Hall, a Chevening Social Media Ambassador, went along to see the palace […]

Building a Kenyan future, one classroom at a time

by Kerry Kyaa, Chevening Alumna, Kenya

I am often humbled by the peculiar generosity of the strangers who contribute towards schemes such as the Chevening Scholarship to fund strangers such as myself, majority of whom they will never know or meet. That is why in 2010, when I learnt that there was an opportunity to support the construction of a school […]

Empowering disabled people across Pakistan

by Atif Sheikh, Chevening Alumnus, Pakistan

Disability is a diversified way of living and the foundation of an inclusive society is based on embracing diversity; this is what I have learned from my professor Mark Harrison at University of East Anglia while I was studying on the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship in 2007. I was born with a physical disability and […]