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.

Visually impaired Chevening Alumnus runs the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

Despite his visual impairment, Chevening Alumnus Norali Ali Yusop (2012/2013) from Brunei ran 10K in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon last week to inspire students and special needs centres. Norali has been overcoming disability challenges since the age of 17 when he lost his sight to severe meningitis. Currently working as education officer at the […]

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 […]

Foreign Secretary’s New Year message to Chevening Scholars and Alumni

2014 was an important year for the Chevening Scholarship programme. The launch of the first ever global alumni database and the creation of a global alumni association – the Chevening Alumni Alliance – have enhanced our ability to connect and collaborate. And I hope that you were able to take part in the worldwide events […]

Chevening Alumni named British Education Ambassadors to the Philippines

Recently, the British Embassy to the Philippines appointed seven Philippine Chevening Alumni to be British Education Ambassadors for the year. Launched in 2013 as part of UK’s celebration of Philippine-British Friendship, the scheme aims to recognise the outstanding contribution that many alumni make to UK-Philippine relations and the role they play in promoting cooperation in […]

Chevening Alumni from Argentina deliver lecture on challenges for young politicians

On 3 December 2014, Laura Alonso and Martin Lousteau, MPs and Chevening Alumni, talked to students and young leaders about the challenges and opportunities that young politicians and leaders face in Argentina. Entitled ‘Challenges for young politicians’, the event was organised by Chevening and the Economics School of the Buenos Aires University (UBA) where it also […]

Mariana reviews Chevening event in Edinburgh

16 Chevening Scholars based at Scottish universities were recently treated to a unique visit to the Scottish Parliament and Royal Society of Edinburgh. The event, organised by programme officer Gabriela Gavrila, was just one of a number of enrichment activities that will be put on by Chevening throughout the year. Mexican scholar Mariana Espinosa tells […]

UK Economy sparks lively debate at first Topical Talk

More than 40 scholars from around the UK met in London on 26 November for the first of this year’s Chevening Topical Talks. Topical Talks are Chevening’s annual lecture series which allow scholars unique access to experts in different fields of work in the UK. Each talk features a panel of speakers, and scholars are […]

Shami Chakrabarti gives unique talk to Chevening Gurukul Fellows

Chevening Gurukul Fellows and London based scholars turned out at King’s College last night for the annual King’s Chevening Distinguished Lecture. This year’s speaker was none other than Shami Chakrabarti, one of the leading human rights campaigners in the UK, and a lady who was once described by The Sun newspaper as ‘the most dangerous […]

Argentine leaders share their leadership experience at the third annual Chevening TALKS event

The third edition of the annual ‘Chevening TALKS’ took place at the British residence earlier this week. Chevening Scholars and other leaders attending the event, listened to Alberto Crescenti, director of SAME (Emergency Service of Buenos Aires City), Carlos Guyot, deputy editor of newspaper La Nación, and Alec Oxenford, internet entrepreneur and founder of OLX.com […]

Chevening launches the Tea at No. 10 photo competition

After the major success that #MyCheveningJourney has been, we’ve decided to keep it going and are now launching the Tea at No. 10 photo competition. Tea at No. 10 gives our scholars the chance to show the world what it’s like to live and study in the UK. They show the human side of Chevening […]