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.

Marathon journey for Chevening’s Mariela

Mariela Sanchez-Belmont Montiel, a Chevening Scholar from Mexico, has completed this year’s Greater Manchester Marathon. In a more than respectable time of 5hrs 27mins, Mariela, who studies at the University of Manchester, completed her first ever marathon. After recovering from the aches and pains of running for that long, Mariela took the time to tell […]

East meets West at Goodenough College

A musical, cultural and glamorous evening to bring the softer side of Pakistan to London was held by Chevening Scholars from Pakistan at the William Goodenough House. Aasia Saail Khan, Sumbal Agha and Umar Mahmood Khan, with the help of Team Young Pakistan at Goodenough, presented their show ‘East meets West’ to an audience of […]

Scholars discuss a new era of diplomacy

Chevening and the University of Durham came together for the second year in a row to host the annual Chevening Conference. This year, set in the fantastic facilities at Durham University Business School, scholars set about debating diplomacy in the 21st century. Nearly 100 scholars attended the one day conference, and 21 scholars were selected […]

Inaugural Chevening Fellows Dinner brings fellows to the House of Commons

45 Chevening Fellows from six different fellowship programmes were invited to the House of Commons for a networking reception and dinner, bringing together fellows from India, Sri Lanka, and China for an historic evening at a fittingly historic venue. The inaugural Chevening Fellowships Dinner took place on 16 April 2015 in the House of Commons’ […]

Panel discussion on Afghanistan’s future at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

On Tuesday 7 April, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Afghanistan team invited Afghan Chevening scholars to spend the afternoon at the FCO in Westminster. The scholars went on an exclusive tour of the historic building and attended a round table discussion with key members of the Afghanistan Unit and FCO research analysts. The group […]

Chevening Alumna creates fascinating nature documentary

Shortly after finishing her degree at Brunel University, Indonesian alumna Ulung Putri Ambang Panglima was commissioned by Kompas TV to write and produce a documentary focused on the endangered orangutans of Indonesia. Having just premiered in March as a five-part film, Orangutan Journey follows the lives of three red apes and their daily challenges in […]

Scholars attempt to crack the Enigma Code

A group of Chevening Scholars stepped back in time as they visited Bletchley Park, home to the British codebreakers of World War Two.  Bletchley was famously the location where Alan Turing cracked the Enigma code, helping to defeat Hitler’s Germany as Britain and its allies won the war. It is now a visitor centre, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]