The Commonwealth Students' Association

Amplifying Student's Voices Throughout the Commonwealth

Who Are We

We unify and represent the needs and aspirations of national student councils and other student organisations in the Commonwealth. CSA was launched in 2012 at the 18CCEM in Mauritius, where student leaders gathered to make recommendations on the current student issues.

What We Do

Empower the students of the Commonwealth to influence change in education, contribute to their societies, amplify the student voice, through the collaboration between student leaders and educational stakeholders.

How We Do It

Create an environment for student bodies and student movements to build their respective and collective capacities, to freely express and advocate. Promote student voice and participation in policy and decision making in Education.

Principles and Values of CSA


Amplifying the voice of students

The Commonwealth Students’ Association aims to raise the profile of student associations and bodies across the Commonwealth and demonstrate the effectiveness of its work throughout Member states. The CSA will amplify the voice of students in the Commonwealth and promote greater recognition of the role of students as partners in education development.

Under its visibility work the CSA will:

  • Propel the students’ voices to prominence and significance in policy and decision making.
  • Ensure results of work are evident across the Commonwealth.

Students' participation in decision making

The Commonwealth Students’ Association recognizes the voices of all students within the Commonwealth. As such, the CSA will work to build strong partnerships with student associations and bodies across the Commonwealth. The CSA will also support them by advocating their concerns and offering services to develop the capacity of students to participate in decision making.

Under its credibility work, the CSA will:

  • Work at the nexus of policy, advocacy and development for students
  • Conduct research and provide reports (including statistics) on the state of student concerns and development work.

Mobilize resources and diversify income

The Commonwealth Students’ Association aims to mobilize resources and diversify income that will help it reach its overall strategic objectives.  The Commonwealth Students’ Association will also collaborate with partners and stakeholders to help meet these objectives.  Under its sustainability work the CSA will:

  • develop a strong network of partners and stakeholders helping to deliver its work
  • develop diverse income streams

Active delivery of student work

The Association will create opportunities for students and members to be active in the delivery of its work. Under its engagement work the CSA will:

  • Build a strong regional presence
  • Broker of opportunities to enhance the capacity of student in the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Students' Association CONSTITUTION

Commonwealth Students Association