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.

Syria at the heart of the second Chevening regional conference

The British Consulate in Istanbul recently hosted the second Chevening regional conference entitled Syria and its impact on the region: 5 years into the conflict. 16 Chevening Alumni from Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey selected as practitioners and experts in their fields, gathered to discuss the humanitarian aspects of the conflict, including the impact of refugees […]

Devolution on show as scholars visit Wales

Chevening Scholars took a first-hand look at political devolution in Wales, as they visited the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff. As part of the ‘Best of British presents…’ series, scholars were treated to a day of language, culture, and politics, thanks to our partners – Cardiff University. To kick off the day, scholars were welcomed to […]

2014/2015 Scholars are welcomed home after a wonderful year in the UK

After spending a year in the UK studying, networking, and getting to know British culture, 2014/2015 Chevening Scholars have safely returned to their home countries. British Embassies and High Commissions in over 160 countries and territories held receptions and events to welcome them back and award them their Chevening graduation certificates. At the British Embassy […]

Women in Leadership workshop a huge success

The value and power of female leaders was on show in London, as 60 Chevening Scholars gathered for the ‘Women in Leadership’ workshop. Held for the first time, the event was facilitated by Voice At The Table, an organisation with plenty of experience in helping organisations with gender balance and diversity of thought. Scholars heard from a […]

Scholars have ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

To mark 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare, a group of Chevening Scholars headed to his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. The group made their way to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre to see ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, as well as have a go at playing the some of his most famous characters. Merybell Reynoso, a scholar and social media […]

PPP Center appoints Chevening Alumnus as Executive Director

The Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines (PPP Center) has appointed Chevening Alumnus Andre Palacios as its new Executive Director. Andre, who studied LLM International Law at University College London through a Chevening Scholarship in 2004, has been working as a technical advisor to the PPP Center since 2015, and will take up the new role from 8 March. The Public-Private […]

The future of wildlife rests in our hands

by Petal Howell, Chevening Scholar, Trinidad and Tobago

World Wildlife Day (WWD) commemorates the 1973 signing of the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This year’s theme, ‘The Future of Wildlife is in Our Hands’, is a prime opportunity for us to reflect on our role in protecting at-risk species. This theme reinforces that […]

Minister Ellwood welcomes Pakistani Cheveners to FCO

Tobias Ellwood, Minister for Pakistan, welcomed all Pakistani Chevening Scholars and Fellows to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at a reception that served to emphasise the importance of the relationship between the UK and Pakistan. Mr Ellwood’s speech focused on the deep ties that are shared between the UK and Pakistan, citing that the UK […]

BP commits to up to eight new scholarships for Angolans

The British Embassy in Luanda has signed a Chevening Partnership with BP offering up to eight jointly-funded scholarships for Angolan scholars to study masters’ degrees in the UK over the next two academic years. The official signing was witnessed by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Jeffrey Mountevans, and the Prime Minister’s Trade […]

UK events: March

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Another month means we’ve got another lot of events for you to try out across the UK. The weather should start to warm up a little soon (although we can’t guarantee that), so we’ve even included an outdoor event this month to get you out and about. Shakespeare Son et Lumière City of London, 4-5 March 2016 Guildhall […]