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.

In the spotlight: Sheffield

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

This month, we’re bringing you two editions of our ‘In the spotlight’ series. We start way up north, in the Yorkshire city of Sheffield. Programme Officer Robyn Parker has written this one, and she’s quite the expert on the city after she spent seven years there while she studied at undergrad, postgrad, and doctorate level. […]

In the spotlight: Colchester

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

The second of this month’s ‘In the spotlight’ series has been written by Jim Dale, another of our programme officers. He’s an Essex lad through and through, and understandably, gets quite excited about his home county. Here are Jim’s tips for Colchester. When I tell people that I am an Essex boy, the image that […]

Queen Rania Foundation becomes latest partner

Chevening’s partnerships are expanding once again as the Queen Rania Foundation becomes the latest organisation to join up with the UK Government’s flagship scholarship programme. The British Embassy in Amman have been working with the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development, and have come to agreement on a partnership that will see QRF support five […]

From LSE to the Education World Forum

by Haneen Qatamesh, Chevening Scholar, Occupied Palestinian Territories

As a Palestinian Master’s student and a Chevening Scholar, taking part in the Education World Forum (EWF) was eye opening. The 2016 Forum offered three days of insight and inspiration from leading education pioneers, policy makers, experts, and students. Being part of the EWF has given me a first-hand chance to understand global perspectives on […]

Jordanian Scholar advises at the Remote Healthcare in the Middle East summit

16 and 17 February saw the unfolding of the Remote Healthcare Middle East conference in Abu Dhabi where Jordanian Chevening Scholar Dr. Mohammad Al Safadi was part of the advisory panel. Mohammad is the former Chief Medical Officer of Qatar Red Crescent Turkey mission and the consultant at QRC Relief and International Development Department and was one of the six speakers […]

A thriving partnership

by Anne.Morgan, Partnership Development Manager, Cardiff University

Cardiff University partnered with Chevening in 2014 and the impact has been unprecedented. Applications from Chevening Scholars have soared and for the 2015 intake we welcomed in excess of 40 scholars through the University’s doors – all by being associated with the prestige and stature of the UK’s premier scholarship body. The benefits of being a Chevening Partner are countless, with the […]

Mexico’s attorney general addresses Chevening Scholars at FCO reception

Over a hundred Chevening Scholars from North and Central America attended a reception hosted by the Americas Directorate at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Chevening Scholars were joined by ambassadors and senior diplomats from the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico. Hugo Swire, the Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, opened the networking event with […]

Jairon’s Bright Idea

A Chevening Scholar has proven his leadership potential, by winning an entrepreneurial competition in London. Jairon Francisco, who hails from the Dominican Republic, is currently studying at the Kingston University and opted to enter their annual ‘Bright Ideas’ competition. Applicants are required to put forward innovative, exciting and inspiring ideas which they think can make […]

Cramond beach receives some Chevening magic

Despite leading busy lifestyles while studying a Master’s degree here in the UK, a group of Chevening Scholars found time to volunteer, helping to clean Cramond Beach. As one of the prettiest beaches in Scotland, Cramond is very popular with tourists. Not all tourists, however, clean up after themselves, and over time, Cramond had become pretty […]

My Chevening month: Seeing the sights

by Tamara Mathias, Chevening Scholar, India

One month into 2016 and I can safely say that January has set some very high standards for the rest of the year. Travelling across the UK during my Christmas break took me from the cobbled streets of Oxford to Portsmouth, the picturesque Isle of Wight, the historic city of Southampton, Brighton, Huddersfield, Leeds and […]