Chevening's impact

Cheveners across the world are committed to using the knowledge, skills and networks they gain in the UK to positively impact people's lives.

Since 1983, Chevening has brought exceptional individuals from around the world to study in the UK. This unique opportunity has helped to elevate careers, transform communities, shift and deepen perspectives, and build intercontinental bridges.

 

Areas of impact

Chevening's global community of leaders are challenging convention, exploring new ideas, asking difficult questions, and creating new solutions to global challenges.

Taking action to tackle climate change

Taking action to tackle climate change

Cheveners across the world are committed to taking action to tackle climate change. Learn more about the work of our community and find out what you can do to get involved.

Choosing to challenge inequality

Choosing to challenge inequality

Members of the Chevening community are choosing to challenge inequality. Learn more about the work of our community in protecting human rights and speaking up for safe and inclusive communities.

Embracing science and technology

Embracing science and technology

Cheveners around the world are embracing innovation in science and technology to confront global challenges. Read their stories and find out more about the impact you could have as a Chevening Scholar.

Read our latest impact report

2021 was another extraordinary year for the Chevening programme. Read about it here.

Read our latest impact report

Read our latest alumni news

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.