Chevening news

The Chevening community extends to all corners of the globe. Here is the latest news on what is going on in the Chevening network. If you have an interesting news story you would like to share with the Chevening community then please fill in our news submission form

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07 December 2018
Over the past three months, Chevening Alumni from across the Western Balkans have been working together on a series of events to improve collaboration in the region. As part of this project, Chevening Alumni from Montenegro organised two big events: a regional alumni conference, and a regional art exhibition featuring pieces from an open competition. The project was funded by the Chevening Alumni Programme Fund (CAPF), and delivered by the UK Alumni Association of Montenegro (MAUK).  Democracy, Dialogue and Innovation Read more
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15 June 2018
In Kabul, celebrations were in order at the start of May as Cheveners gathered to celebrate the launch of their new Chevening Alumni network. After many years of meeting together informally, the Afghanistan Chevening Alumni Network (known as Afghanistan-CAN) has now been established and registered with the government of Afghanistan. Deputy Ambassador James Squire officially launched the network at a ceremony at the British Embassy in Kabul, which was attended by over 50 people.   Read more
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13 June 2018
Chevening Alumni India (CAI) have been running a series of events focused on tackling sexism. We caught up with Deepti Ameta, a member of CAI, to find out more.   Why did Chevening Alumni India decide to run events about gender equality? Chevening Alumni India (CAI) was formed in 2015 with an objective of bringing together the 2,500 (and still growing) Chevening Alumni in the country.   As an evolving entity, it also aims to contribute to the betterment of the society.    Read more
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08 January 2018
Chevening officers from across the Middle East and North Africa gathered in Dubai for a three-day regional conference in December 2017, during which they also had the opportunity to meet with Chevening Alumni. Chevening officers are responsible for marketing to applicants, selecting scholars, and engaging with alumni in their respective countries. Regional workshops provide a valuable opportunity for them to receive training, share best practice with one another, and discuss some of the particular opportunities and challenges for Chevening in their region. Read more
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01 December 2017
In November, the United Kingdom Alumni Association of Montenegro (MAUK) held their second forum on the theme of 'Innovation Reshaping Montenegro', which was a continuation of the first Innovation Forum held in November 2016. Read more
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22 November 2017
This month, Chevening Alumni in Bulgaria officially relaunched the Bulgarian Chevening Association at a reception hosted by Her Excellency Mrs Emma Hopkins, OBE, British Ambassador to Bulgaria. Set at the British Residence in Sofia, Cheveners gathered to network and discuss plans for building a strong, engaged alumni community. About forty Cheveners attended the reception, exchanging memories about their time spent in the UK, information about professional development, and future plans. Read more
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26 October 2017
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, and community development. Read more
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04 October 2017
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 that they could learn more about studying in the UK with a Chevening Scholarship.  Read more
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05 June 2017
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 other officials from the high commission. Read more
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02 December 2016
Innovation drives change and change makes progress. In a globalised world, it is as important for a nation to be innovative and showcase its ability to drive progress as it is for individuals to. With this in mind, the UK Alumni Association of Montenegro (MAUK) had a vision of a special event with the chief purpose of encouraging more innovation in Montenegro. Read more
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