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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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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08 May 2018
Today Chevening Alumnus Carlos Alvarado Quesada (2008) becomes the 48th president of Costa Rica, after winning approximately 61% of votes in the recent election. At only 38 years old, Alvarado's election comes just ten years after being awarded a Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MSc in Development Studies at the University of Sussex’s Institute of Development Studies (IDS). IDS is known for producing global leaders and is currently ranked first in the world for development studies. Read more
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01 May 2018
Chevening Alumna Hanan Youssef (2016) has won the short documentary category at the BBC Arabic Festival 2018 for her documentary titled The Town the Men Left. Youssef is one of six award winners from Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. The Town the Men Left follows the Nubian women who, despite being stigmatised as divorcees, are finding ways to survive. Read more
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23 April 2018
As part of our commitment to building capacity, sharing best practice, and strengthening regional networks, the Chevening Secretariat hosted its sixth Chevening officers’ regional conference in Istanbul, Turkey in February 2018. Read more
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26 March 2018
After a year of learning, networking, and experiencing UK culture first-hand, the Class of 2016 has now returned to their home countries. British embassies and high commissions around the world have been taking the opportunity to welcome them back with a number of events, in addition to helping them to transition into the global alumni network. Read more
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14 February 2018
As part of the 'Chevening Explores’ series, Cheveners past and present came together in Nottingham to discuss the challenges and opportunities around sustainability. The event, Sense and Sustainability, opened with a welcome speech from Professor Sarah Metcalfe of the University of Nottingham, during which she outlined the university's research priorities and institutional focus on sustainable and resilient cities. She also acknlowledged the value of the Chevening programme for the scholars in attendance. Read more
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05 December 2017
Chevening Alumna Khongorzul Amarsanaa (Zola) has dedicated her life to eliminating violence against women and children in Mongolia, especially child sexual abuse. Last month, her efforts, as well as those of the many volunteers at Beautiful Hearts Against Sexual Violence (Beautiful Hearts), were recognised at a global awards ceremony in London. Read more
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21 November 2017
In the shadow of Guizhou Province’s highest peak, Chevening Alumni and future applicants from across northeast and southwest China came together for China’s annual Chevening Conference from 22-23 September. Coordinated by China Chevening Alumni in collaboration with the British Consulate General Chongqing, the British Embassy Beijing and the Zoological Society of London, the conference aimed to draw attention to some of the most pressing issues faced by people, cultures, and ecosystems, both domestically and around the world. Read more
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20 November 2017
In September 2017, the British Embassy in Cairo held the second 'Gender September', which includes a month of events and communications on what the UK is doing to support greater gender equality in Egypt and why it matters. This year's theme was sharaka (partnership), defined as men and women working together for the good of society. Read more
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18 October 2017
In October, the British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, hosted a reception in honour of Chevening Alumni from across Libya who studied in the UK between 2014 and 2016. It was the first diplomatic reception hosted by United Kingdom since re-establishing a diplomatic presence in Tripoli. The reception took place at Nweji Cultural House, which is located in the old British Consulate and housed British Diplomats from 1744 until 1940. Mr. Tony Calderbank, the British Council Director, also attended the event. Read more
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