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.

First ever Chevening British Library fellows showcase their research

The British Library and the Chevening Secretariat held an event at the British Library’s Knowledge Centre as an opportunity to showcase the research of the first ever Chevening British Library Fellows, Oluwaseun Obasola and Junaid-ul-Hassan. The event was also an opportunity to welcome the new 2017/2018 fellow, Partha Bhaumik. The Chevening British Library Fellowship offers international experts a year-long […]

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GAMMA signs agreement to support scholarships for two years

The British Embassy Reykjavik and GAMMA Capital Management have signed a two-year agreement to offer Chevening Scholarships in Iceland for students intending to study finance-related subjects. GAMMA, an Icelandic wealth and asset management company with offices in both London and Reykjavik, supports Chevening’s aim of developing leaders who can shape domestic and international affairs, while drawing on […]

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Unravelling the Creative Industry in Brunei

Last month, the Chevening Brunei Association hosted the Brunei Chevening Youth Forum 2017 at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) to provide a platform for youth to discuss emerging creative industries and their impact on the economy. The topics discussed include unravelling the creative industry, commercialising creativity, and the creative industry ecosystem exploring three areas – industry collaboration, standards, […]

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Chevening Orientation 2017 welcomes the successful 3% to the UK

1,650 Chevening Scholars were formally welcomed to the UK at Chevening Orientation, our inspiring inaugural scholarship event held at ExCeL London on Saturday, 21 October. Orientation marks the start of their year studying at universities up and down the country and is one of only two times in the academic year that all scholars will be […]

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Chevening Alumni honoured in Libya

In October, the British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, hosted a reception in honour of Chevening Alumni from across Libya who studied in the UK between 2014 and 2016. It was the first diplomatic reception hosted by United Kingdom since re-establishing a diplomatic presence in Tripoli. The reception took place at Nweji Cultural House, which is located […]

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Namibian Alumni Bring Future Cheveners on a Hike

Last month, over 40 people took part in the ‘Bring a Future Chevener Hike’ in the Khomas Mountain on Farm Godeis. Organised by the British High Commission Windhoek and the Chevening Alumni Association of Namibia, the hike served as both a mentoring and information-sharing opportunity. Each alumnus was invited to bring along an individual with the potential to become a Chevening Scholar so […]

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Climate Change: What’s next for Egypt?

In a year that has seen the force of nature wreak devastation in several parts of the world, including Bangladesh, the Caribbean, and Mexico, the big issue of this generation—climate change—was the topic of a Chevening Talk held by British Embassy Cairo. The event, which focussed on the greatest environmental challenges facing Egypt at the moment, […]

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Indian and Pakistani Cheveners play for peace

In the spirit of building understanding through sport, Cheveners from India and Pakistan worked together to arrange a cricket match in July. Inspired by their national teams playing each other in the ICC Champions Trophy, the scholars swapped their books for their bats to participate in a symbolic cricket match. Scholars from Pakistan and India, who were […]

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Russian alumni seek sustainable solutions

In June, the Russia Chevening Alumni Association held a panel discussion on global sustainable development to explore global problems and look for practical solutions. The event was hosted by the British Ambassador at his residence in Moscow. Being one of the most important topics of today, the discussion attracted a variety of leading organisations in this field. It welcomed […]

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Alumna brings the benefits of her Chevening Scholarship to Bhutan’s Health Care system

Tuberculosis, and in particular multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, is a growing problem in Bhutan. Chevening Alumna Lila Adhikari is now part of a team that is working toward more effective screening of the diasease. The national tuberculosis reference laboratory (NTRL) at the Royal Centre for Disease Control (RCDC), in collaboration with Dr Alexander Kumar and Professor David Moore […]

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