Opportunity: The Inaugural Commonwealth Summer SchoolMay 19th, 2011
University of Buea, Cameroon, July 26-30 2010
With support from the Association of Commonwealth Universities
Sixty years after its formation, the Commonwealth still brings together a quarter of the world’s population. In November, Heads of Government from the 54 member states will meet in Perth, Australia, to receive a major report from an independent Eminent Persons Group on its future structure and activities. Activities such as the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Scholarships have a huge impact on the lives of millions. The Commonwealth claims to be a force for the ideals of democracy, human rights and good governance.
The inaugural Commonwealth Summer School will provide a unique opportunity for students from throughout the Commonwealth to engage with each other, and a team of international academics, in an informal atmosphere. Topics will embrace both the role of the Commonwealth and its impact on a range of major policy issues. There will also be sessions on how the Commonwealth can better engage with young people, through structures such as the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.
The School is open to participants from all disciplines, who are currently studying at the ACU member institutions. Delegates should either be studying in the final undergraduate year, or at postgraduate level. To facilitate maximum discussion, we are aiming to restrict attendance to around sixty.
Further details of the conference, including application forms and the current draft programme, can be found at the ACU web site –http://www.acu.ac.uk/conferences/commonwealth_summer_school_2011 . The ACU is also offering a limited number of bursaries to support the participation of student delegates who could not otherwise afford to travel.