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.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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