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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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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Image courtesy of Carlos Alvarado (@carlosalvq)
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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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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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
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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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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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29 March 2018
This March, five years after the first regional conference in Buenos Aires, alumni from 12 Latin American countries gathered in Bogotá for the second Chevening LATAM regional conference. 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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