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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13 November 2018
Universities Wales is pleased to announce a partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the creation of the Chevening Universities Wales Scholarships. Universities Wales will co-fund up to ten Vietnamese scholars in 2020/2021 and in 2021/2022 to study a one-year taught master’s in any subject at a Welsh university as part of the prestigious Chevening Scholarships programme. Read more
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08 November 2018
On Saturday, 3 November, Chevening Alumni in East China celebrated 35 years of Chevening with HRH The Duke of York. The exclusive reception was held in Shanghai, where the Duke is leading the UK Delegation for the China International Import Expo (CIIE). The celebration was a unique opportunity for Chevening Alumni to share their experiences of the UK with the Duke, and to showcase the impact that Chevening has had on their lives and careers. 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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19 September 2018
The British Consulate General in Hong Kong and the Standard Chartered Hong Kong 150th Anniversary Community Foundation have signed a one-year agreement to offer Chevening Scholarships in Hong Kong. Scholarships are for students intending to study financial technology-related subjects at any university in the UK. The Foundation will sponsor two Hong Kong nationals for the 2019/2020 academic year, with the goal of developing Hong Kong’s promising young professionals in the field of financial technology. 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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07 July 2018
Chevening class of 2016 Alumna Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile studied a Masters in Human Rights, Culture and Social Justice at Goldsmiths, University of London before returning to her native Botswana where she continues to advocate for LGBT+.Titled, ‘How I’m bringing queer pride to my rural village’, she recently gave a talk through TedGlobal where she discussed her rural roots and the significance this has had on all aspects of her identity. 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 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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