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.

UK events – October 2015

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Looking to get out and explore in October? Here are a few events across the UK that you may like to attend. Great Bath Feast 1 – 31 October 2015 Great food and drink are just two of the many reasons to visit Bath this autumn, as the city goes all foodie with the Great Bath Feast in October. […]

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First impressions: getting to know the Scots at a Ceilidh

by Alexandre Rodrigues Jorge, Chevening Scholar, Brazil

When I decided to apply for a Chevening Scholarship, my interests were beyond the great opportunity to access a world class education available in the United Kingdom. I knew it will be also very enriching from a very personal point of view. I was eager to expose myself to all the challenges involving living one […]

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The power of networking – Part 1

by Wilson Ang, Chevening Alumnus, Singapore

Earlier this year, I took a one-year sabbatical from work with an interest to deepen my understanding on what green growth means to Southeast Asia. And so, I began my four month travel around the region to get first hands experience on their respective culture, environment, and political circumstances. These countries include Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, […]

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Chevening/Gurukul fellows welcomed to King’s College London

Fourteen Chevening Gurukul Fellows arrived at King’s College London to begin an intensive twelve-week leadership course at the India Institute of the iconic central London university. The Chevening Gurukul Fellowship programme is designed to address issues faced by leaders in all fields, by analysing changing ideas and practices of leadership, and exploring implications of globalisation for […]

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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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