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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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 won a bronze medal for Great Britain at a major international powerlifting championship. Bohdan's medal was achieved in the -83kg category of the International Powerlifting Federation World Classic Bench Press Championships 2018, which took place in Finland from 14 to 19 May. Read more
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21 February 2018
To mark Human Rights Day, the British embassy in Jakarta and Chevening Alumni Association Indonesia ran a competition called 'Chevening Diversity: 1 minute film challenge' to promote promote cultural and religious tolerance. Entrants were asked to produce a one minute film about religious and cultural diversity, which were then uploaded to a dedicated YouTube channel. Read more
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20 February 2018
Applications for the 2018/2019 round may have closed on 7 November, but Turkmenistan's Chevening Officer Murad Kakajykov has continued marketing, with staff from the embassy attending the Education and Sport annual exhibition in Ashgabat on 9-10 November 2017 to promote the programme. 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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13 February 2018
Last October, Sifu Albert Law of Wan Kam Leung Practical Wing Chun travelled from Hong Kong to Beijing to instruct Chevening Alumni and applicants on how to use the art of Wing Chun for self-defence.  Read more
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08 January 2018
Chevening officers from across the Middle East and North Africa gathered in Dubai for a three-day regional conference in December 2017, during which they also had the opportunity to meet with Chevening Alumni. Chevening officers are responsible for marketing to applicants, selecting scholars, and engaging with alumni in their respective countries. Regional workshops provide a valuable opportunity for them to receive training, share best practice with one another, and discuss some of the particular opportunities and challenges for Chevening in their region. Read more
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31 December 2017
The New Year celebrations are a time to reflect upon the year that has passed, and to look forward to the opportunities to come. Read more
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14 December 2017
Please note, the deadline for submitting tender documents has now passed. The Chevening Secretariat requires a single contractor to design, build, implement, and maintain an online application system for Chevening Scholarships and Fellowships. Read more
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