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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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
MN GB
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
CN GB
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
EG GB
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
LY GB
11 July 2017
Tuberculosis, and in particular multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, is a growing problem in Bhutan. Chevening Alumna Lila Adhikari is now part of a team that is working toward more effective screening of the diasease. Read more
BT
23 March 2017
Mohamed El Ghawy talks about his journey through arts as tool of education, his organisation AFCA for Arts and Culture, Hakawy festival, recent Arts Management Training and plans for the future. Read more
EG GB
02 March 2017
Our 2015/2016 Chevening Scholars have returned home after spending a year in the UK during which they studied hard, built their networks, and became acquainted with British culture. British Embassies and High Commissions all over the world celebrated their return by throwing welcome home events. It is here that our newest cohort of Chevening Alumni receive their Chevening completion certificates, become inducted into the alumni community at home, and showcase all they learnt in the UK. Read more
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30 January 2017
Who is more inspirational than the young leaders who achieved excellence through Chevening?  With this in mind, the British Consulate General in Jerusalem organised a series of TED Talk-style events to inspire others and bring in the motivational spirit. The Chevening programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territories has more than 250 alumni, who have become distinguished leaders and influencers in a variety of fields including medicine, science, economics, the arts, and humanities. Read more
PS GB
28 November 2016
On 3 November at the British Embassy in Mexico City, a fascinating conference took place titled Latest trends in international trade and its effects on the policies of the countries. Mexico’s Current stance: Globalization vs Protectionism. The Mexican Chevening Alumni Association (MCAA) partnered with the LSE Mexican Alumni Association, PricewaterhouseCoopers Mexico (PwC), and the UK Alumni Association Mexico to deliver this conference. They brought together high profile experts on international trade to debate what is a hot international topic at the moment. Read more
MX GB
12 September 2016
The Chevening application process can seem overwhelming for anyone who is doing it for the first time. The British High Commission in Yaoundé, Cameroon have been harnessing the power of the network to help applicants navigate the process. In a new initiative at the high commission, both alumni and current scholars were asked to each coach a potential applicant through the application process. The coaches did not write the application for anyone, but gave tips, moral support, and guidance on how to bring out the best of themselves in their application. Read more
CM GB