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.

Pakistani scholars attend Foreign & Commonwealth Office reception

Last week, almost 50 Pakistani Chevening and Commonwealth Scholars were welcomed to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for an evening reception hosted by Mr Tobias Ellwood, Minister for the Middle East at the Foreign Office. H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas High Commissioner also attended the event on Mr Ellwood’s invitation. Mr Ellwood opened the reception with […]

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Chevening Alumnus facilitates HRH Princess Anne’s visit to the Philippines

HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal has just finished a three day visit in the Philippines, which included meetings with the president, vice president and other prominent dignitaries. Chevening Alumnus Ira Paulo Pozon successfully facilitated the arrangements for Princess Anne’s courtesy call and reception with the Vice President Jejomar Binay. Currently working as legal counsel […]

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Chevening Alumni recognised in Education UK Alumni Awards

Chevening Alumni Ren Wenxia (2008/2009, bottom row, centre) and Zhang Yonhong (2007/2008, middle row, second from left) were among the nine finalists for China at the inaugural Education UK Alumni Awards. Ren Wenxia was selected as a finalist for the Professional Achievement Award. This award is aimed at professionals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in […]

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Chevening recognises its alumnae on International Women’s Day

Every year on 8 March women from all walks of life are celebrated on International Women’s Day. It is a day where their achievements, and the contribution they make to society, are recognised and lauded. The theme for 2015 is ‘make it happen’ and Chevening is using this as an opportunity to showcase some of […]

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Hong Kong scholar Sandra Tsui reviews the Global Law Summit

14 Chevening Scholars from across the UK were recently treated to full attendance at the Global Law Summit in London. The summit started early for three of them as they had the honour of meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, and continued with three days of talks, exhibitions, and panels. Chevening Scholar […]

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Chevening Alumnus wins RBS wildlife and conservation award

Chevening Alumnus Sujoy Baneerje from India recently won one of the ‘Earth Heroes’ awards offered by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). The winners were chosen by an independent jury for their exemplary work on the ground in the field of wildlife and conservation. Awarded in the ‘Green Warrior’ category, Sujoy worked hard to preserve […]

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Burns Night gets scholar’s feet tapping

More than 80 scholars travelled to Edinburgh for the inaugural Chevening Burns Night celebration. In collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, the scholars were treated to a fun evening of traditional Scottish poems and dancing at what is commonly known as a ceilidh, to celebrate the life of poet Robert Burns. The scholars were also […]

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Chevening Alumna among the first to receive the Queen’s Young Leader Award

With nearly ten years of volunteerism, advocacy, and activism experience, Chevening Alumna Teocah Dove (2013/2014) is one of 60 young leaders from the Commonwealth to receive the Queen’s Young Leader Award. This honour is awarded to exceptional youth (18-29) who have shown significant commitment and leadership in community development. The awardees are expected to use […]

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