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.

Cheveners learn Wing Chun as self-defence

Last October, Sifu Albert Law of Wan Kam Leung Practical Wing Chun travelled from Hong Kong to Beijing to instruct Chevening Alumni and applicants on how to use the art of Wing Chun for self-defence.  Self-defence is a countermeasure that involves defending the health and well-being of oneself or others from harm. Most countries have the […]

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Chevening community meets in Dubai

Chevening officers from across the Middle East and North Africa gathered in Dubai for a three-day regional conference in December 2017, during which they also had the opportunity to meet with Chevening Alumni. Chevening officers are responsible for marketing to applicants, selecting scholars, and engaging with alumni in their respective countries. Regional workshops provide a […]

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New Year message from the Rt Hon Mark Field MP

The New Year celebrations are a time to reflect upon the year that has passed, and to look forward to the opportunities to come. As the Minister responsible for our Chevening programme, I look back with pleasure on my meetings with many of you during the past few months – whether you were scholars, fellows, […]

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Invitation to tender – online application system

Please note, the deadline for submitting tender documents has now passed. The Chevening Secretariat requires a single contractor to design, build, implement, and maintain an online application system for Chevening Scholarships and Fellowships. Chevening is HM Government’s largest scholarship scheme, and its prestige means that it generates a high level of interest each year from […]

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Alumna leads the way against gender-based violence

Chevening Alumna Khongorzul Amarsanaa (Zola) has dedicated her life to eliminating violence against women and children in Mongolia, especially child sexual abuse. Last month, her efforts, as well as those of the many volunteers at Beautiful Hearts Against Sexual Violence (Beautiful Hearts), were recognised at a global awards ceremony in London. Established in 2012, Beautiful […]

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Alumni in Montenegro: Leaders in innovation and industry

In November, the United Kingdom Alumni Association of Montenegro (MAUK) held their second forum on the theme of ‘Innovation Reshaping Montenegro’, which was a continuation of the first Innovation Forum held in November 2016. ‘Digital innovation in public administration: Future of Montenegro’ was the topic of this year’s forum, aimed at all stakeholders involved in the […]

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Cheveners celebrate 20 years of The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund

  The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund recently celebrated 20 years of supporting organisations to increase their impact on education services. To mark the occasion, 12 Chevening Scholars and recent alumni were invited to attend an event hosted at Shell’s head office in London. Chevening has been one of Shell’s longest standing partners for 18 years, and […]

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Bulgarian Cheveners revive alumni association

This month, Chevening Alumni in Bulgaria officially relaunched the Bulgarian Chevening Association at a reception hosted by Her Excellency Mrs Emma Hopkins, OBE, British Ambassador to Bulgaria. Set at the British Residence in Sofia, Cheveners gathered to network and discuss plans for building a strong, engaged alumni community. About forty Cheveners attended the reception, exchanging memories about […]

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China Chevening Alumni climb mountains for humanity

In the shadow of Guizhou Province’s highest peak, Chevening Alumni and future applicants from across northeast and southwest China came together for China’s annual Chevening Conference from 22-23 September. Coordinated by China Chevening Alumni in collaboration with the British Consulate General Chongqing, the British Embassy Beijing and the Zoological Society of London, the conference aimed to draw […]

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Alumni shine a spotlight on gender equality in Egypt

In September 2017, the British Embassy in Cairo held the second ‘Gender September’, which includes a month of events and communications on what the UK is doing to support greater gender equality in Egypt and why it matters. This year’s theme was sharaka (partnership), defined as men and women working together for the good of society. […]

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