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.

Creative technologies for the common good

by Chevening Alumni Office, Chevening Secretariat

As a Chevening Alumnus, you are part of a 50,000 strong network of global leaders, influencers and change-makers. We often celebrate outstanding individual alumni who are leading in their country or sector, but today we’d like to introduce you to two alumni who have pooled their skills and talents together to make a positive change […]

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A magical night for Chevening Alumni Russia

by Maria Petrenko, Chevening Alumna

Chevening Alumni are high level professionals: experts, managers, analysts, etc. But they can also have real fun… once they are in a right party! For Chevening Alumni in Russia, the ‘right party’ took the form of the Chevening Summer Fest, an informal alumni gathering that takes place to celebrate the warm season and cheer on the […]

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Putting children and youth at the heart of development

by Chevening Alumni Office, Chevening Secretariat

The Rebecca Dykes Chevening Scholarship was created in memory of British government worker Rebecca Dykes. Prior to her death, Rebecca had worked as a programme and policy manager for the UK’s Department for International Development in Lebanon, working to improve the lives of refugees and vulnerable host communities throughout the country. The new scholarship, named in […]

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60 seconds with Emma Mastin

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Can you tell us a little bit about what Chevening’s Systems and Evaluation team does? In a nutshell, we deal with data! We work closely with the other teams in the Secretariat to improve the quality of data we hold through data reconciliation, cleansing, and entry. We use a number of systems to both store […]

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My Chevening journey: One year on

by Camilo Enriquez, Chevening Alumnus

I am Camilo Enriquez, a 2016 Chevening Scholar. I represented Colombia and my city Pasto as student of the MSc in Social Policy and Development at the London School of Economics (LSE). A year after this experience ended, I feel lucky, grateful, and honoured to be a Chevener. I believe that God or destiny has a […]

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Work experience: Four key points to help you apply

by Catriona MacArthur, Programme Officer – International

Hello! I’m Catriona, a Programme Officer – International at Chevening. Last year, we held a number of themed Q&A sessions. In relation to work experience, we noticed a number of recurring questions, which we have summarised below. (1) All applicants must have worked at least 2,800 hours to be eligible. It is assumed that applicants in full-time employment work […]

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Literacy: the tool that powers potential

by John Zimba, Founder, Chiparamba Trust

In Zambia, 44 per cent of the population above the age of 15 cannot read or write. Through the Chiparamba Trust, a charity I founded, I am attempting to address this by engaging rural communities, where illiteracy is most widespread, in reading and writing programmes for children between the ages of five and 17.

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UK events: September 2018

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

LONDON Proms in the Park 2018 8 September Experience the grand finale of the two month-long BBC Proms classical music festival, with live music, fireworks, and much more. Grab a couple of friends, a blanket, and some snacks and head to Hyde Park to enjoy an atmosphere you’ll never forget. Visit their website  London Brunch […]

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Five of the five most… at Farewell

by Sevgi Kaymak, Communications Assistant

And thus ends an incredible year with some incredible people who I know will go on to further embody everything Chevening is about — friendships, leadership, and progress. But first, a blog to commemorate the class of 2017’s Chevening Farewell through the eyes, smiles, and dance moves of a five foot two communications assistant… me! Farewell […]

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