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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04 February 2015
More than 80 scholars travelled to Edinburgh for the inaugural Chevening Burns Night celebration. In collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, the scholars were treated to a fun evening of traditional Scottish poems and dancing at what is commonly known as a ceilidh, to celebrate the life of poet Robert Burns. The scholars were also able to sample haggis, one of the most famous Scottish delicacies. Danilo de Toledo Soares, a Chevening Scholar from Brazil, tells the story: Read more
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26 January 2015
Despite his visual impairment, Chevening Alumnus Norali Ali Yusop (2012/2013) from Brunei ran 10K in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon last week to inspire students and special needs centres. Norali has been overcoming disability challenges since the age of 17 when he lost his sight to severe meningitis. Currently working as education officer at the Special Education Unit, Brunei Ministry of Education, he said: Read more
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14 January 2015
With nearly ten years of volunteerism, advocacy, and activism experience, Chevening Alumna Teocah Dove (2013/2014) is one of 60 young leaders from the Commonwealth to receive the Queen’s Young Leader Award. Read more
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01 January 2015
2014 was an important year for the Chevening Scholarship programme. The launch of the first ever global alumni database and the creation of a global alumni association – the Chevening Alumni Alliance – have enhanced our ability to connect and collaborate. And I hope that you were able to take part in the worldwide events celebrating Chevening’s 30th anniversary as part of the global network of over 43,000 Chevening Alumni. Read more
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09 December 2014
Recently, the British Embassy to the Philippines appointed seven Philippine Chevening Alumni to be British Education Ambassadors for the year. Launched in 2013 as part of UK’s celebration of Philippine-British Friendship, the scheme aims to recognise the outstanding contribution that many alumni make to UK-Philippine relations and the role they play in promoting cooperation in the area of education. Read more
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04 December 2014
16 Chevening Scholars based at Scottish universities were recently treated to a unique visit to the Scottish Parliament and Royal Society of Edinburgh. The event, organised by programme officer Gabriela Gavrila, was just one of a number of enrichment activities that will be put on by Chevening throughout the year. Mexican scholar Mariana Espinosa tells the tale: Read more
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01 December 2014
More than 40 scholars from around the UK met in London on 26 November for the first of this year’s Chevening Topical Talks. Topical Talks are Chevening’s annual lecture series which allow scholars unique access to experts in different fields of work in the UK. Each talk features a panel of speakers, and scholars are encouraged to ask questions on the talks. Wednesday’s talk was at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, in Westminister, London, with the talk centred on the UK economy and immigration. Read more
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28 October 2014
After the major success that #MyCheveningJourney has been, we’ve decided to keep it going and are now launching the Tea at No. 10 photo competition. Read more
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27 October 2014
More than 600 Chevening Scholars have come together at the 2014/2015 Orientation Event held on Saturday 25 October at Queen Elizabeth II Conference centre. Welcomed by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, scholars had the opportunity to meet their programme officer and participate in a wide range of activities throughout the day. They learned about their scholarship essentials and what it will be like to live in the UK, and enjoyed guest speeches delivered by BBC World Service’s Dan Damon and Chevening Alumnus Hayati Yarkadas from Turkey. Read more
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16 October 2014
When I was awarded the Chevening scholarship in the summer of 2013, my family and close friends were delighted, yet after every display of happiness and excitement I always seemed to get the same words over and over again: 'you will never come back'. One year later here I am back in Lebanon, fond of this country now more than ever. Why you might ask, well it’s all about how you perceive your experience in the UK.  Read more
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