The BBC 100 Women campaign has featured high profile women from all industries shedding light into their work, life, and ambitions.
As part of this, Chevening Alumna Areej Zayat interning at the BBC Arabic Service, has written a piece about four Arab women who have all succeeded in Britain despite the cultural differences they found on arrival here in the UK.
Areej is one of ten Chevening...
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If you are shortlisted to attend an interview, you will be required to upload two references in support of your application. The deadline for uploading references is Monday 27 February (12:00 GMT) so you are advised to contact your referees now in order to obtain your references in good time. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to upload their references by mid-February. For more...
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UK universities are associated with quality education, and courses are often rigorous and intense. Fortunately, there are lots of resources available to help, including professors, tutors, and fellow classmates.

Read about how Chevening Scholar Tinnaphop Sinsomboonthong, who is doing an MSc in Development Studies at The London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE, decided to seek...
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A Nightmare on Houghton Street

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Chevening Scholars come from over 160 countries and territories to study together in the UK. Can you guess which Chevening-eligible country this is based on its outline alone? Share your guess in the comments below!
#2017goals: read 75 books, learn Persian, plus the small matter of completing a master’s course… You can’t say our Chevening Scholars lack ambition!

Abdulla Hawez was our social media ambassador for December 2016. During December he worked hard on his Middle Eastern Studies MA course, explored the country’s cities (and book shops), and experienced Christmas – UK style.

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My Chevening month: reading, travelling and contemplating | Chevening

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The Chevening Relay blue and red batons were launched in Edinburgh and Woodstock over a month ago now!
You can find out more about the Chevening Relay competition and track the whereabouts of each baton on our Chevening Relay page here: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Taxi!

Chevening Alumna Snezana Green (2006) took this lovely photo of a water boat taxi stand. We wouldn’t mind if our London black cab rides in January looked more like this.

Can you guess where in the world this is? Post your answer in the comments below…
UK government scholars studying in the UK on Chevening, Commonwealth, and Marshall Scholarships were asked to name one thing they loved about their university.

With so much to love about studying at a UK university, can you choose the one thing you love(d) most about yours?

#EducationisGREAT #GlobalBritain
Remain focused on the goal, not on your role.

Thank you to Khalid Hanif, Chevening Alumnus (2014), for the photo.

#BlueMonday
It's World Religion Day!

Today we celebrate interfaith understanding and harmony. In an increasingly globalised world, it is important to protect values such as tolerance and diversity, since we can accomplish more together. One need not look further than the Chevening community—Chevening Scholars come from many different ethnicities, cultures, and faiths to share a unique experience studying...
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To know where you are going, you must first know where you’ve been.

Here are the top five environmental victories of 2016 according to Chevening Scholar Polly Michelle Cunanan who is studying International Public Relations and Global Communications Management at Cardiff University. Hopefully we can continue to build on these victories throughout 2017 to create a more sustainable future for...
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Top 5 Environmental Victories of 2016

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It’s brainteaser time! Can you work out the answer to our riddle?
Post your answers in the comments below.
If you’re doing research online, only 17% of notable profiles you’ll find on Wikipedia are of women – this is according to a campaign run in December by BBC 100 Women.

As part of this campaign, Chevening Alumni Chipiliro Kansilanga from Malawi took part in a 12 hour Wikipedia edit-a-thon to highlight the work of women around the world.

She tells us about the campaign, and the woman she’s...
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‘Define your purpose, stay curious and hunt for inspiration in unexpected places’ says Cassandra Stavrou, co-founder of popcorn business Propercorn. Cassandra shared her experiences in business with Chevening Scholars at our Chevening Orientation event in October 2016.

These entrepreneurs and business leaders have shared their advice, but what would be your top business tip for 2017?

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Top business tips for 2017 - BBC News

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This lovely photo was taken by Hiba Mikdashi, (2006) Chevening Alumna. She says that she loves how the fruit hang off the trees.
Can you guess where we are this week? Post your answer in the comments below.
Have a go and see if you can use our informal word of the week! Let us know if you use it in the comments below…

Example: ‘There’s no way I’m buying that antwacky dress.’
Here are a few motivational words for the day!
It’s a new year, and we have a new social media ambassador for January – greetings to Nicolette Bryan from Jamaica. She’s studying an MSC in Social and Public Policy at Cardiff University.

Nicolette is excited to be a #CheveningSMA and wants to inspire others to mirror the values of Chevening through what she shares on social media.

Follow Nicolette on Twitter (@Nicolette_JA) and Instagram...
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The new year has arrived! Will 2017 be the year you apply for Chevening?

Now is an excellent time to start working toward your goals, but achieving any goal begins with a first step. Sign up for news alerts to get all of the information you need to make a successful application:
The new year is a time for re-evaluating your goals and taking on new challenges. Whatever your goals are, make sure you pursue them with passion and conviction.