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01 April 2019
A newly discovered octopus species, found off the coast of South Korea, has been named after the Chevening Scholarships programme by the scientist who found it. South Korean Chevening Alumna Dr Aprille Phul decided to give the new octopus the Latin scientific name of Octopoda Chevenuss Scholarpod after spending a career-changing year studying in the UK with the help of a Chevening Scholarship. Read more
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Duchess of Sussex with Mayamiko Chibowa
11 March 2019
Networking is a constituent part of Chevening’s offer. Scholars are encouraged – even expected – to take advantage of their time in the UK to meet with people they wouldn’t usually encounter in their home countries, and exchange passions, hopes, and ideas with their new connections. Read more
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19 February 2019
Global leaders who are determined to overcome humanity’s most pressing problems are featured in a photography exhibition opening in London’s Noho Showrooms on 14 March. Read more
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20 December 2018
At a stimulating three-day forum, hosted by Wilton Park, Chevening Scholars joined forces with academics, campaigners, and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) staff to brainstorm key issues relating to Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB). The aim of the forum, which took place from 5-7 December in the inspiring historical surroundings of Wiston House, was to share best practice from around the world and generate innovative ideas around how education can be harnessed as a tool to promote and protect FoRB. Read more
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27 November 2018
‘With kindness, we will change the leadership landscape,’ said Pinky Lilani CBE (Founder, Women of the Future Programme), kicking off the 2018 Women of the Future Summit in London with a call to action. Twenty five Chevening Scholars were privileged to attend this dynamic event, which aims to connect, inspire, and support the next generation of women in leadership. On the theme of ‘Harnessing the Power of Trust,’ 350 delegates from 44 countries were invited to reflect on the changing nature of trust, and discuss what this means for future models of leadership. Read more
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29 October 2018
1,800 Chevening Scholars were formally welcomed to the UK at Chevening Orientation 2018, our inaugural scholarship event held in London on Saturday, 20 October. Orientation heralds the start of the year for scholars studying at universities across the country as the programme enters its 35th anniversary year. Read more
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12 October 2018
Chevening Scholars, Alumni, and Partners came together at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Thursday, 11 October to celebrate the launch of Chevening’s 35th anniversary celebrations, and the publication of an impact report, showcasing the extraordinary achievements of the programme since 1983. Evolution Read more
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Scholars at Glenfinnan Viaduct
03 August 2018
Update: Applications for most Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships are now open until 12:00 GMT on Thursday, 8 November 2018. This is a 48-hour extension to the previous deadline.  Read more
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09 July 2018
Chevening marked a special moment in its history at the 2018 Farewell event as the global network of Chevening Alumni reached 50,000. 1,649 departing Chevening Scholars came together to celebrate a year as part of the programme on Wednesday, 4 July at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace. Read more
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13 June 2018
Chevening Scholars contributed 5,000 hours of volunteering to communities and causes across the UK in 2017/2018, sailing past last year’s total of 3,000 hours. More than 200 scholars from 61 universities contributed to this total, giving their time to over 300 organisations around the country. The total represents a 66% increase on the hours contributed in 2016/2017, and a 525% increase on the 800 hours recorded by scholars in 2015/2016. Read more
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