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.

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 […]

Chevening partners with the British Library to launch two new fellowships

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has partnered with the British Library to offer two new fellowships to professionals from Africa and South Asia. Applications are now open for the Chevening/British Library Professional Fellowships, which are tenable from 2016/2017 and are jointly funded by the FCO and the British Library. Recipients of the fellowships will […]

My personal experience as a Chevening Fellow

by Abid Sardar, Chevening Alumnus, Pakistan

I was selected for Chevening’s South Asia Journalism Programme (SAJP) in 2012 .This was a short Chevening course, tailor made for South Asian journalists. 14 journalists were selected from Pakistan and India. The two months of this programme were enriched with events and opportunities to experience UK life, showcasing its diversity. We spent a couple […]