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.

2016/2017 scholars give over 3,000 hours of their time to UK volunteering

Chevening Scholars celebrated contributing more than 3,000 hours of volunteering in the UK this year at an awards ceremony held in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 144 scholars from the 2016/2017 cohort have given their time to charities around the UK for a variety of causes, including beach cleaning, tree planting, organising squash games, helping […]

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Chevening Alumni recognised at UK Alumni Awards

The British Council Study UK Alumni Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of international alumni who studied at UK universities. There are three award categories: Professional Achievement Award, Entrepreneurial Award, and Social Impact Award. From thousands of applications and nominations for these awards in their respective countries, we congratulate the following 17 Cheveners who were […]

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A new chapter in Nairobi

On 23 March 2017, former Chevening Scholars gathered at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi for a gala dinner, the launchpad for the new Chevening Kenya Chapter. The Chevening Alumni Group Network spent months planning the official launch and dinner, which was hosted by the British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, and attended by […]

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Alumni on a Mission to Turn Malaysia Green

We hear and read so much about climate change, global warming, and protecting and saving the planet. But why should we be concerned about these issues when we are facing problems with unemployment, rising costs of living, and increasing house prices? Any change for the planet has to start small, even if it begins with […]

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Financial services fellows welcomed to King’s

The first eight Chevening Standard Chartered Financial Services Fellows were welcomed to the UK at a reception held at their host institution, King’s College London (KCL). The fellowship, which is open to mid-career Indian professionals with a background in finance, seeks to builds expertise in areas such as risk management, actuarial sciences, investment management, and […]

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Fellows dine at ancient City Guild

Forty-five Chevening Fellows from across six different fellowship programmes attended a special networking reception and dinner at Fishmongers’ Hall, London. The third of its kind, the Annual Fellowships Dinner was hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The evening brought together fellows from Bangladesh, China, India, Maldives, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, South Africa and Sri Lanka. […]

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Reliving the Roman legacy in Bath

As part of the ‘Best of British’ series, Chevening Scholars explored one of the UK’s most historic sites—The Roman Baths. The day began with a personal guided tour of the Roman Baths, including the Terrace, the Great Bath, the East and West Baths, and the Temple Courtyard. As scholars walked through the ruins of Aquae […]

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Welsh politics, culture, and language showcased in Cardiff

Chevening Scholars seized the opportunity to learn about Welsh politics, language, and cultural distinctiveness through a trip to the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff.  The day-long event was part of the ‘Best of British presents…’ series of trips which aims to showcase the national identities, cultures, and political institutions of the four constituent nations that make up the […]

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