The Chevening Effect

Our global community of changemakers is working hard to tackle global and local challenges, and bring to life the ideas that can create a better world.

Since 1983, Chevening has brought the most 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.

Chevening’s global community of leaders are challenging convention, exploring new ideas, asking difficult questions, and creating new solutions. Across different professions and nationalities, their actions are changing lives, and change often starts with an idea.

Inspirational stories

They believed in working to create a better world, and it started with an idea...

The Chief Mermaid saving our oceans

The Chief Mermaid saving our oceans

Anna Oposa saw the devastation humans were inflicting on the seas surrounding the Philippines, so she started up an education initiative

The man on a mission... to Mars

The man on a mission... to Mars

Gadadhar Reddy has made it his mission to visit Mars in his lifetime. Despite being told his dreams were too ambitious, he has set out to prove that anything is possible

Mentoring youth in rural Botswana

Mentoring youth in rural Botswana

Kagiso Madibana is a social entrepreneur, author, and academic. She founded an organisation that aims to transform young lives in Botswana.

Chevening in the community

The Chevening network is full of inspirational and benevolent doers who are happy to dedicate their time and skills to support communities and movements. Here's a selection of some of the initiatives Cheveners have been supporting.