Chevening Alumni

Numbering over 50,000 worldwide, Chevening Alumni are leaders and innovators, who are breaking boundaries across a variety of professional fields. Explore these pages and get to know this incredible community.

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Alumni Groups

Alumni Groups

Find your local alumni association and see how you can get involved in a variety of events and activities.

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Chevening Scholar fights for better public health in Jamaica

Chevening Alumna, Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh has recently been nominated as a Global Finalist for the British Council Alumni Awards. Her research into the safety and the impact of pollutants in Jamaica, as well as on informal battery smelting and its damaging effects on children is something we can all learn from.

Spread the word about Chevening

As our application period opens on 2 August, we’re asking you, our alumni, to help us promote Chevening to your peers. Get involved in our #CheveningImpact campaign, become a Chevening Ambassador, and share your experiences with our 900,000 followers

First, a Chevening Scholarship. Next, a government minister

Bernardo Ivo-Cruz undertook his Chevening Scholarship in 2001 at the University of Bristol. Now, in 2022, he has just been appointed Secretary of State for Internationalisation at the Portuguese Foreign Ministry. We interview him to find out how he did it.

Meet our Cheveners

Government and public service

Government and public service

Chevening Alumni are chosen for their leadership potential so it is no surprise that many of them have gone on to rise to senior positions in government and public service. (Pictured: Bogolo Kenewendo, Minister of Investment, Trade & Industry, Government of Botswana)

Civil society and development

Civil society and development

Through their pioneering work in development and civil society, Cheveners are supporting more prosperous, just, and equal societies. (Pictured: Hania Mohamed Sholkamy, Lead researcher, Egyptian Conditional Cash Transfer programme)

Science and technology

Science and technology

Cheveners are at the forefront of scientific research and technological development around the world, tackling issues ranging from climate change and sustainable living, to cutting edge-financial technology. (Pictured: Rajamanohar Somasundaram, CEO at Aquaconnect)