Commonwealth Students’ Association (CSA)
Aims and objectives:
• Promote, protect and defend student rights • Promote democracy and the values of the Commonwealth
• Create an environment for student bodies and student movements to build their respective and collective capacities to freely express and advocate • Promote student voice; student participation in policy and decision making; equality and equity; access to and opportunity to succeed in education; and high-quality learning environments around the Commonwealth
• Foster the development of students by promoting inter-Commonwealth state, institutional, cultural exchange programmes and extra-curricular activities
The CSA’s main activities include constitution making, recruitment of members and advocating student perspectives in the post-2015 education agenda. It is currently working to develop a 2013–16 Strategic Plan.
In the past, the CSA has participated in consultations exploring the feasibility of a UNESCO Global Convention on the Recognition of Studies Diplomas and Degrees, and taken part in various education- and student-related campaigns.
Status of Student Governance in the Commonwealth (2015, upcoming)
Commonwealth Student Governance Toolkit (2015, upcoming)