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.

Chevening gives warm welcome to 2014/2015 scholars during this year’s orientation event

More than 600 Chevening Scholars have come together at the 2014/2015 Orientation Event held on Saturday 25 October at Queen Elizabeth II Conference centre. Welcomed by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, scholars had the opportunity to meet their programme officer and participate in a wide range of activities throughout the day. They learned about their […]

What I learned… My Chevening story

When I was awarded the Chevening scholarship in the summer of 2013, my family and close friends were delighted, yet after every display of happiness and excitement I always seemed to get the same words over and over again: ‘you will never come back’. One year later here I am back in Lebanon, fond of […]

Chevening team in Kenya organise Open Day for applicants

There has never been a better time to apply for a Chevening Award. The Chevening team in Kenya are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who wish to study Public Policy and Governance, International Law, Energy/Environment, Human Rights and Journalism. To support candidates with completing an application, the Chevening team in Nairobi will hold an […]

Chevening Alumna elected Montserrat’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, Health & Community Services

Mrs Delmaude Ryan, Chevening Scholar 2008/2009 was recently sworn in as Montserrat’s new Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, Health & Community Services following the island’s general elections on 11 September. Mrs Ryan’s campaign focused on education, public service leadership, community activism, and volunteerism in Montserrat. Prior to the general election Mrs Ryan’s 16 years […]

British Ambassador hosts farewell event for Mongolian Chevening Scholars

Seven Mongolian students were awarded Chevening Scholarships for 2014/2015, the highest number in the history of the scheme. On 10 August 2014, the British Ambassador to Mongolia, Christopher Stuart, hosted a farewell event for the seven successful Chevening Scholars from Mongolia on the eve of their departure to the UK. This year’s scholars, the highest […]

Chevening Scholars gather in Dhaka to mark 30 years of the programme in Bangladesh

British High Commissioner, Robert W Gibson recently had the honour of hosting 2014/2015 Chevening Scholars and Alumni at his residence to mark 30 years of the programme.  Past and present scholars mingled and discussed their experiences in the UK and expectations for the next 12 months studying at some of the world’s best universities. During […]

British Ambassador to Turkmenistan farewells 2014/2015 scholars

Sanjay Wadvani, British Ambassador to Turkmenistan recently hosted a dinner to welcome home 2013/2014 scholar Maral Orazniyazova and farewell the 2014/2015 scholars Meylis Garryyev and Lale Matiyeva. Members of Turkmenistan’s Chevening community, as well as a Chevening colleague from China who is currently working in Ashgabat, were also invited to the dinner to share their […]

Chevening launches #MyCheveningJourney competition

We are excited about the impending arrival of our 2014/2015 scholars and we have decided to celebrate in style by running the #MyCheveningJourney Instagram competition. #MyCheveningJourney is scholar’s chance to share their experiences on their journeys to the UK. We have had some amazing entries so far, including camels, skylines, selfies and fireworks, and with […]