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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17 May 2018
Chevening’s first ever LGBT-themed event saw scholars learn about the story of London’s LGBT community through an historical walking tour of the city, organised by LSE scholar John Shen. The event was organised as part of Chevening’s scholar events competition, which gives scholars a chance to pitch to organise an event for their fellow scholars. The winning event is then selected and funded by the Secretariat. Read more
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08 May 2018
Tunisian scholar Nayress Ben Gaga showed off her fantastic voice to Chevening at an end-of-term jam session at the Jazz and Improv Society, a student society at Goldsmiths, University of London. We took the train down to New Cross to meet Nayress, and to find out how she began singing jazz at the age of 19. ‘I discovered jazz by accident. My mum received a present from a friend of hers, which was a couple of CDs of “big name” jazz artists. That’s when I realised that there was something there that spoke to me.’ Read more
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25 April 2018
Iconic London landmarks were on the itinerary for a group of 50 scholars as they enjoyed a fascinating guided tour of the Houses of Parliament, a boat trip down the River Thames, and thought-provoking lectures at the beautiful University of Greenwich. Scholars made the journey from as far as Newcastle for our ‘Best of British Presents: Westminster event’ on Monday, 23 April. Events in the Best of British Presents series take place in the UK’s capital cities and focus on our different political institutions and cultural heritage. Read more
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Amina Mohamed and Boris Johnson
25 April 2018
Chevening Scholars were invited to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to discuss issues of education and development with the FCO’s Special Envoy for Gender Equality, Joanna Roper, and the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Education, Amina Mohamed. Read more
KE GB
10 April 2018
‘Help shape the future by taking it seriously, and by taking responsibility for it.’ – Colin Smith, Head of Projects Task Force at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office 130 Chevening Scholars shared ideas and insights on leadership at the University of Bristol on Friday, 6 April at the fifth annual Chevening Conference. Read more
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29 March 2018
Colombian Chevening Scholar Giovanny Vega-Barbosa, studying Law LLM at University College London, has coached a team of law students from UCL to reach the finals of a prestigious international legal competition. Read more
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26 March 2018
Chevening Partners, Scholars, and Alumni gathered at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Wednesday, 21 March to share stories about the ‘life-changing’ Chevening programme, in an evening held to thank partners for their support. Guests were welcomed to the FCO’s Durbar Court by the Rt Hon Mark Field MP, Minister of State, who said: ‘On my visits I meet Chevening Alumni whenever I can. Invariably they tell me that the scholarship has made a huge difference to their lives.’ Read more
IN GB
23 March 2018
Chevening is a strong community of innovative thinkers, world-leading experts, and genuinely interesting people. The global diversity of Chevening is one of the things which makes the network so attractive. UK embassies and high commissions often hold events within countries for alumni living there, however these rarely reach their alumni living elsewhere in the world. Read more
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02 March 2018
Ukrainian Chevening Scholar and weight-lifter Bohdan Bon has been selected to represent the Great Britain team at a major international powerlifting championship. Bohdan is from Kyiv, Ukraine and is currently studying an LLM in International Banking and Finance Law at the University of Leeds. Read more
UA GB
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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