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.

El Cubano de la uni’

by Carlos Rangel Irola, Chevening Alumnus, Cuba

Don’t expect this story to tell you about the wonderful history and traditions of the UK; books and magazine can do that better than me! This is just my account of what it is like to study in Essex University and what to expect from it. Worried about accommodation? Education? Other stuff? Here are some facts to keep […]

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UK events – Autumn 2015

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

There are always a number of fun events running throughout the UK for you to enjoy, whatever your interests. Many of these events are free, whilst others may have a small charge. Here are a few that you may like to attend whilst you are settling into the UK to make the most of your […]

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Levantine Scholars discuss foreign policy with the FCO

In an effort to strengthen mutual understanding of the UK’s engagement with the Near East, ten Chevening Scholars participated in a roundtable discussion with staff at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). As future leaders, Chevening Scholars are well placed to understand the particular challenges and opportunities in their particular countries and regions and were […]

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Namibian alumna explores aspects of Chevening life in photography exhibition

To celebrate the opening of the 2016/2017 Chevening applications in Namibia, the British High Commission held a Chevening exhibition by alumna Marita van Rooyen, celebrating the healthy bilateral ties between Namibia and the UK. Sponsored by the Chevening Secretariat through CAPF and Novel Motors Company, the exhibition was open between 28 July and 11 August […]

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Scholars climb Mount Snowdon

On Friday 31 July, Bangor University hosted a group of 20 Chevening Scholars on our first overnight event; a weekend of culture and outdoor activities in one of the most stunning and dramatic parts of the UK. The group learned about the history and culture of Wales before visiting the beautiful Penrhyn Castle and trying the […]

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Malaysian Alumnus joins the St Gallen Symposium as a Young Leader of Tomorrow

Woon King Chai, a Chevening Alumnus from 2012/2013, was invited as one of 200 young Leaders of Tomorrow to join over 600 senior business and country leaders from around the world at the 45th St Gallen Symposium in Switzerland. The global symposium aims to provide a setting for relevant debates between young leaders and today’s business […]

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Applications for Chevening Scholarships are open

For information about the new round of Chevening applications to study in the UK in 2019/2020, please read this. The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships via www.chevening.org/apply from 3 August until 3 November 2015. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with strong academic backgrounds who also have demonstrable leadership potential. The scholarship […]

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Life after Chevening – about success and taiji

by Teh Chi-Chang, Chevening Alumnus, Malaysia

If you measure success by the usual corporate trappings, my career is in the doldrums.  It wasn’t always so. Following my Chevening Scholarship in 2001/2002, I scaled the corporate heights, culminating in the lofty position of Director of Equity Investment Research at a (then) major global investment bank overseeing a multi-million Ringgit (it was worth […]

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Five reasons to apply for a Chevening Scholarship

by Mariana Fulgueiras, Chevening Alumna, Peru

Thanks to this generous programme I had the opportunity to study a Master’s in Urban Development Planning at University College London during 2011/2012. I will now share the top five highlights – of a much longer list – that made my academic and personal trip an amazing experience. Diversity Of people, ways of thinking, language, […]

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