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.

Scholars do their bit to make London a greener place

A group of enthusiastic Chevening Scholars fought sub-zero temperatures last Sunday morning , as they planted trees for the city of London.   Anushka Gurnaney, a Chevening Social Media Ambassador, went along to do her bit, and she tells the story below. ‘Bundled up in warm jackets, gloves and sturdy boots, we made our way to King […]

Building an influential and active alumni network in Georgia

Georgian Chevening Alumni met at a castle retreat in October 2015 outside Tbilisi to celebrate 20 years of the Chevening scheme in Georgia. Hosted by Alexandra Hall Hall, the UK ambassador, the gathering also marked 20 years of the UK Embassy being in Georgia. Two former UK ambassadors joined the group, including Stephen Nash who […]

UK events: December

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

The days may be getting colder and shorter, but that doesn’t stop the fun in the UK. This time of year, there are still some amazing events right across the UK. Take a look at our tips for December. Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum 27 November to 20 December, Westonbirt, Cotswolds Venture into Westonbirt’s magical, illuminated grounds […]

In the spotlight: Notting Hill

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

It’s time for the second installment of this year’s ‘In the spotlight.’ Jasmin, one of our scholarships assistants, has taken the time to write about her favourite place in London – Notting Hill. Have a read and see what the fuss is about. Despite being known for its antiques section, apparently the world’s largest at […]

Chevening Relays launched simultaneously across UK

November saw the launch of the Chevening Relays – a new initiative that aims to encourage Cheveners to collaborate, network, travel, and take collective responsibility for a common goal. The simple concept requires that each baton be safely passed around the network, with Cheveners given the option to undertake specific bonus challenges whilst in possession […]

Scholars deepen knowledge of Scottish institutions in Edinburgh tour

Chevening Scholars travelled from around the UK to Edinburgh for the latest Best of British event on Wednesday, 25 November. A group of about 60 scholars made the trip to Edinburgh, for visits to the Scottish Parliament and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). The scholars attended a private tour of the Scottish Parliament, where they […]

Women of the future

by Bissan Salman, Chevening Scholar, Israel

My first two months in London have been very productive. I started my Master’s degree at LSE and had the privilege to attend many outstanding events and meet extraordinary people from all over the world. London in general and LSE in particular are very diverse. I had the opportunity to meet with students and young leaders from […]

Embassy in Cairo launches alumni masterclasses

Britain’s 30-year investment in Egypt’s future leaders through the Chevening Scholarship programme has created a remarkable asset of over 1,000 Chevening Alumni in all walks of Egyptian life – political leaders, business leaders, social leaders. Prominent alumni have held roles including that of Minister of Technical Education, Deputy Prime Minister, Stock Exchange Chair, Egyptian Market Authority […]

Beautiful’ Blenheim Palace inspires scholars

Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, was the setting for the latest Best of British event for Chevening Scholars. A group of more than 50 scholars made the trip to Oxfordshire, to look around the historical palace which has been standing for more more than 300 years. Ximena Matus, a Guatemalan scholar who is […]

Chisenga wins outstanding young person award

Chevening Scholar Chisenga Muyoya has become the first Zambian to receive the JCI Outstanding Young Person of the Year award. Chisenga, who studies MSc Practising Sustainable Development at Royal Holloway, University of London, was invited to Japan alongside nine other individuals to collect her award. JCI is a nonprofit organisation for young, active citizens aged […]