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.

Harish on what Chevening can offer Bangladeshis

Harish Lokhun, Chevening’s Programme Officer – International for South Asia, recently visited Bangladesh. He spoke to The Daily Star about what Chevening offers, and why it is so important to UK-Bangledesh relations. Speaking with journalist Mahejabeen Hossain Nidhi, Harish explained the main benefits of the Chevening Scholarships programme: ‘We offer access to a world-class education system in the UK, scholar and […]

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FCO and GSK announce Chevening Partnership

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and global healthcare company GSK have announced a new partnership that will enable future leaders in health-related professions to study in the UK under a Chevening/GSK Scholarship. Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing future leaders. Jointly funded by the FCO and GSK, the partnership agreement […]

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Macedonian Chevening Alumni Association marks 800 years of Magna Carta

The Macedonian Chevening Alumni Association (MCAA) in cooperation with the British Embassy in Skopje organised the panel discussion Conquering civil liberties: From Magna Carta to Carta Macedonia to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in Macedonia. The event took place in Skopje on 22 September 2015. The panel aimed to bring closer the relevance of Magna […]

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A journey of building confidence to make changes

by Ahmed Maher, Chevening Alumnus, Egypt

Recently, I submitted my dissertation knowing that I have achieved the goal I set out to do before starting my Master’s in Public Administration and Public Policy at the University of York with a Chevening Scholarship. My motivation when I applied to Chevening was to take my education beyond the classroom and make an impact in […]

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The power of networking – Part 2

by Adrian Thomas, Chevening Alumnus, Trinidad and Tobago

I remember the phone call like it was yesterday. A voice on the other line said that I had been selected as one of two awardees to represent Trinidad and Tobago as a Chevening Scholar in the UK. The feeling was a tablespoon of excitement, a pint of accomplishment and a pinch of chaos all […]

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UK events – October 2015

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Looking to get out and explore in October? Here are a few events across the UK that you may like to attend. Great Bath Feast 1 – 31 October 2015 Great food and drink are just two of the many reasons to visit Bath this autumn, as the city goes all foodie with the Great Bath Feast in October. […]

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First impressions: getting to know the Scots at a Ceilidh

by Alexandre Rodrigues Jorge, Chevening Scholar, Brazil

When I decided to apply for a Chevening Scholarship, my interests were beyond the great opportunity to access a world class education available in the United Kingdom. I knew it will be also very enriching from a very personal point of view. I was eager to expose myself to all the challenges involving living one […]

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The power of networking – Part 1

by Wilson Ang, Chevening Alumnus, Singapore

Earlier this year, I took a one-year sabbatical from work with an interest to deepen my understanding on what green growth means to Southeast Asia. And so, I began my four month travel around the region to get first hands experience on their respective culture, environment, and political circumstances. These countries include Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, […]

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Chevening/Gurukul fellows welcomed to King’s College London

Fourteen Chevening Gurukul Fellows arrived at King’s College London to begin an intensive twelve-week leadership course at the India Institute of the iconic central London university. The Chevening Gurukul Fellowship programme is designed to address issues faced by leaders in all fields, by analysing changing ideas and practices of leadership, and exploring implications of globalisation for […]

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2015/2016 Social Media Ambassadors revealed

Ten of our 2015/2016 Chevening Scholars have been selected to represent this year’s cohort as Social Media Ambassadors (SMAs). More than 50 scholars applied to be part of the programme, and after assessing all of their applications, the Secretariat is delighted to announce the ten who stood out from the crowd. Chevening SMAs showcase what it’s […]

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