Chevening's impact

Cheveners across the world are committed to using the knowledge, skills, and networks they gain in the UK to drive innovation and help build a more sustainable, equal, and connected world.

Since 1983, Chevening has brought exceptional individuals from around the world to study in the UK. After returning to their home countries, Chevening Alumni have gone on to lead and make an impact on the world in a huge variety of ways.

Among our alumni community we are proud to have presidents and climate activists, healthcare professionals and women’s rights advocates, conflict resolution and development experts. We are delighted to share some of their extraordinary stories on this page through our impact reports and through the work of our scholars and alumni focused on three main areas: tackling climate change, challenging inequality, and embracing science & technology.

Our impact reports

2022-2023 Impact Report

2022-2023 Impact Report

Our latest impact report celebrates the change that Chevening Alumni have spearheaded across continents and industries in our 40th anniversary year.

2021-2022 Impact Report

2021-2022 Impact Report

Read about the remarkable achievements of our scholars and alumni in 2022.

Cheveners tackling climate change

Focusing global attention on the human dimensions of climate change as President of Kiribati

Focusing global attention on the human dimensions of climate change as President of Kiribati

Anote Tong is the former president of Kiribati and a famous ‘climate warrior’. After becoming a Chevening Scholar in 1987, Anote maps out the surprising path he took into politics and how he succeeded in focusing global attention on the human dimensions of climate change.

Chevening Alumna paves the way for women in diplomacy in The Bahamas

Chevening Alumna paves the way for women in diplomacy in The Bahamas

Twenty years after her Chevening Scholarship, alumna Jerusa Ali now works as Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Jerusa shares her Chevening journey and her advice for new Chevening Alumni.

Cheveners challenging inequality

Building a better future for women and girls in India

Building a better future for women and girls in India

Kanta Singh has dedicated her whole career to tackling issues of gender inequality. In 2019, she embarked on the Chevening Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence. The programme allowed her to expand her network and capacity even further to help her on her mission to build a more equal India, one girl and one voice at a time.

Leaving conflict and finding community with Chevening in the 1990s

Leaving conflict and finding community with Chevening in the 1990s

Dr Mina Brajovic is the Head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Office in Montenegro. She became a Chevening Scholar in 1999, studying Law at the University of Cambridge at a time when her country was recovering from conflict. Almost 25 years on, Mina reflects on how her aspirations for building a better world have changed over time, as well as the key learnings that have stayed with her from her Chevening year.

Cheveners embracing science & technology

Establishing the first one-stop breast cancer clinic in Zambia

Establishing the first one-stop breast cancer clinic in Zambia

Mercy Nachalwe Chipampe is a 2009 Chevening Scholar and a leading expert in radiography and mammography. She has made innovative strides in early cancer detection and treatment in Zambia.

What’s it like to be a woman in engineering?

What’s it like to be a woman in engineering?

Chevening Alumna Bettina Schreck is an engineer currently working in the Office of Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women at the UN Industrial Development Organization. Here she gives an account of what it’s like being a woman in the engineering sector.