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12 Apr 2016
It seems like just yesterday that I packed up my life into 46 kilos and moved to London, for what I thought was going to be a really fun year spent reacquainting with my first love – journalism. Read more
Anushka Gurnaney - Chevening Scholar, India
31 Mar 2016
It's a new month, which means a whole new lot of exciting things to do and see across the UK. We've picked out a few which we think are particularly good. Read more
Programme Team - UK - Chevening Secretariat
30 Mar 2016
April is here, which means it's time for another installment of our 'in the spotlight' series. This month, programme officer Christine is in control, and she's telling you why you should visit her favourite place - Oxford. Read more
Programme Team - UK - Chevening Secretariat
22 Mar 2016
From the time I left Barbados in September 2015 and moved to the beautiful city of Cardiff, I made a promise to myself that I would make the most of this time in the United Kingdom, and I am. Yes, Read more
Rommel Hall - Chevening Scholar, Barbados
02 Mar 2016
World Wildlife Day (WWD) commemorates the 1973 signing of the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).  Read more
Petal Howell - Chevening Scholar, Trinidad and Tobago
01 Mar 2016
The second of this month's 'In the spotlight' series has been written by Jim Dale, another of our programme officers. He's an Essex lad through and through, and understandably, gets quite excited about his home county. Here are Jim's tips for Colchester. Read more
Programme Team - UK - Chevening Secretariat
01 Mar 2016
This month, we're bringing you two editions of our 'In the spotlight' series. We start way up north, in the Yorkshire city of Sheffield. Programme Officer Robyn Parker has written this one, and she's quite the expert on the city after she spent seven years there while she studied at undergrad, postgrad, and doctorate level. Here's her thoughts on the 'the happiest city in the UK'.  Read more
Programme Team - UK - Chevening Secretariat
01 Mar 2016
Another month and another lot of events for you to try out across the UK. The weather should start to warm up a little soon (although we can't guarantee that), so we've even included an outdoor event this month to get you out and about. Read more
Programme Team - UK - Chevening Secretariat
24 Feb 2016
As a Palestinian Master’s student and a Chevening Scholar, taking part in the Education World Forum (EWF) was eye opening. Read more
Haneen Qatamesh - Chevening Scholar, Occupied Palestinian Territories
02 Feb 2016
One month into 2016 and I can safely say that January has set some very high standards for the rest of the year. Read more
Tamara Mathias - Chevening Scholar, India