#Success is built slowly, over time, through small actions.

Scholars heard tips from the top when Lord Bilimoria, British-Indian entrepreneur and founder of Cobra beer, spoke to them at the start of their year in the UK at Chevening Orientation 2016.
Success is built slowly over time through small actions
Nguyen Xuan Quynh
Zoila Ley
Taimur Khattak
'Alas, poor Yorick!'

Today we’re celebrating the 453rd birthday of William Shakespeare, one of the world’s most famous playwrights.

Some of our scholars volunteered to perform well-known scenes from Shakespeare. Here we have Lebanese scholar Samir Ballouz performing a solemn scene from The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (act V, scene i).

What is your favourite Shakespeare play?
Martin George
Paula Gerges
Houda Jawhar
‘O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?’

This weekend we are celebrating the 453rd birthday of William Shakespeare, one of the greatest writers in the English language and a world famous dramatist.

Our scholars have been performing scenes from Shakespeare. Here we have Indian scholars Tripti Chouhan and Bhaskar Pant performing the famous balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet (act II,...
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Tripti Chouhan
Damilola Grillo
Kapudan Pasha
‘Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove.’

This weekend we celebrate Shakespeare’s 453rd birthday – one of our best known Britons and a world famous playwright.

Chevening Scholar Nora S Carrillo Bermejo from Mexico performs Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 for us, a meditation on love.

Which is your favourite of Shakespeare’s works?
Kapudan Pasha
Përfëct MæTch
Nana Yaw Kem
Today is Earth Day and is one of the most widely celebrated environmental events across the globe. The aim of Earth Day is to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. [ Ow.ly Link ]

Here are some appropriate and thought provoking words from Sir David Attenborough, a UK broadcaster and naturalist.

Image courtesy of flickr [ Goo.gl Link ]
Today is Earth Day and is one of the most widely celebrated
Taimur Khattak
Achuil Ajang Kiir
Adhitya Wisadha
Our scholars visited Cardiff to learn about the Welsh language, culture, and politics. Find out more here: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Our scholars visited Cardiff to learn about the Welsh language culture and
Rezwan Siddiqui Raihan
Wassem M. Alward
Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday! She usually spends her birthday privately, however the occasion is marked publicly by gun salutes in various locations across the UK.

Her Majesty also has an official birthday which is celebrated this year on the Saturday, 10 June. The occasion is commemorated with the Trooping the Colour parade and a public appearance on the balcony of Buckingham...
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Today is Queen Elizabeth IIs 91st birthday She usually spends her birthday
Manuel Besares
Julio Rodrigo Al
Munal Akhtar
Thursday morning – it’s time to procrastinate with our #brainteaser!

Can you guess the title of this British #film?

Post your answer in the comments below…
Thursday morning – it’s time to procrastinate with our brainteaser
Saman Khan
Kathleen Largo
Jimmi Warner
This week, a general election was announced in the United Kingdom from outside 10 Downing Street, the official residence and office of the UK Prime Minister.

Just the week before, 24 scholars had the privilege to go behind the iconic black door for an exclusive tour of Number 10, to find out more about what happens in this famous building.

Read our story on the event:
This week a general election was announced in the United Kingdom from

Chevening Scholars gain exclusive access to 10 Downing Street for fascinating tour | Chevening

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Krishan Insan
‘The whole editorial agenda could shift if there were more women in charge of it. Women may bring a totally different idea of how the world would look like in the news.’

Inspired by International Women’s Day on 8 March, our social media ambassador Camila Pantoja asked the women of Chevening: ‘why do you think empowering women in your field is important, and how or what do you think is the...
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The whole editorial agenda could shift if there were more women in
Nguyen Xuan Quynh
Camila Pantoja
Today is the International Day for Monuments and Sites.

The UK has a long history and rich heritage. To encourage our scholars to experience its many historic sites, we launched the Chevening Relay where scholars travel around the UK, passing on the red and blue Chevening batons as they go. Here are some of the iconic places they have been so far!
Today is the International Day for Monuments and Sites
Have a go and see if you can use our saying of the week! Interesting fact, this phrase appears in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and refers to a time when the pupil of the eye was thought to be a solid object. Let us know if you use it in the comments below… Example: ‘she’s the apple of my eye’.
Have a go and see if you can use our saying of
Adhitya Wisadha
מענטשלעך ביסט מיר
Aiham's Yazan Yazan
Warm wishes to all of those around the world celebrating Easter. We hope it is a peaceful and happy time.
Warm wishes to all of those around the world celebrating Easter We
Achuil Ajang Kiir
Kashif Hussain
Saddam Hyder
‘Rising women will raise other women’ - Ange Maseko, studying at the University of Strathclyde.

Inspired by International Women’s Day on 8 March, our social media ambassador Camila Pantoja asked the women of Chevening: ‘why do you think empowering women in your field is important, and how or what do you think is the best way of achieving this empowerment?’

In the first of two blog posts, she...
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Rising women will raise other women Ange Maseko studying at the University
This weekend is Easter in the UK. Please note that the Chevening Secretariat will be closed from 17:00 BST today and will re-open from 09:00 BST on Tuesday 18 April. We will be unable to answer any questions during this time.
This weekend is Easter in the UK Please note that the Chevening
Fatma Khaled
Nhyiraba Johnson
Our alumni series continues with Jayshree Venkatesan. She was a Chevening Fellow at King’s College London on the Gurukul Programme in 2014. She now works as a microfinance and financial inclusion expert, under the World Bank, promoting finance for development.

Read about her story and find out more about our other Gurukul fellows here [ Goo.gl Link ]
Our alumni series continues with Jayshree Venkatesan She was a Chevening Fellow
'I was not only amazed by the size of the engine and the screw propeller, but also the beauty of the dining hall and the elegant touch Brunel planted in every corner of the ship.'

Chevening SMA Nurbanu Asena has always been fascinated by engineering and design, despite choosing to study filmmaking at Goldsmiths University of London. Read about her experience exploring 'the ship that changed...
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I was not only amazed by the size of the engine and
Studying, celebrating St Patrick’s Day, welcoming spring, learning Welsh, and of course dancing - with her fellow Latin American Cheveners! Camila Pantoja was our social media ambassador for March and she had a busy month.

Take a look at Camila’s adventures in her My Chevening Month blog post:

Follow Camila on Instagram @oloralluvia.

#CheveningSMA
Studying celebrating St Patricks Day welcoming spring learning Welsh and of course
Today is Palm Sunday, which commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

As part of worship services across the country, you may see processions of people carrying palm leaves representing the palm branches crowds laid down in front of Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem. You might even see a donkey featuring in the ceremony!

It is the last week of Lent in the UK, and Palm Sunday marks the...
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Today is Palm Sunday which commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem
Achuil Ajang Kiir
Snow Rose
Chevening Scholars looked at ‘My Bed’ by English contemporary artist Tracey Emin as part of a cultural tour of the city of Liverpool.

Art can be interpreted in many ways and this work is described as ‘a self-portrait without the individual’. What do you think of it?

You can read #CheveningSMA Nicolette Bryan’s report on scholars’ visit to Tate Liverpool, the Albert Dock, and Liverpool John...
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Chevening Scholars looked at My Bed by English contemporary artist Tracey Emin
Fatima Al Husseiny