2023 in review: creating a fairer and sustainable future

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As this year draws to a close, we want to highlight some of the brilliant work and achievements that the ACU and our community have created this year.

The ACU is committed to transforming lives through higher education and 2023 saw us celebrate our 110th year on Commonwealth Day on 13 March. We celebrated alongside staff from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) at a special service at Westminster Abbey. We were also joined at the service by citizens of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe.

Creating fairer opportunities

Access to higher education changes lives and should be a right for everyone. This year saw us work towards creating fairer opportunities for people across the Commonwealth and for minority groups. At the ACU we are proud of our commitment to creating equal opportunities for all. Here are some examples of our work in this area:

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Creating a sustainable future

This year the ACU proudly supported and advocated for higher education’s vital role in working towards a sustainable future. Here are some highlights from our work in this area:

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Thriving as an organisation

The ACU celebrated several other successes as an organisation this year including:

  • Refreshing our website and creating a new membership brochure.
  • We were recognised at the PIEoneer Awards for our Commonwealth Virtual Exchange which celebrates outstanding achievement and innovation in the international education sector.
  • We gained 23 new members in 11 countries as we continue to support and champion higher education throughout the Commonwealth.