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Day Four of CHOGM: The Commonwealth – a 'flourishing network'

Published on 15 October 2019
Queen, Patricia And Theresa CHOGM2018 Credit Comsec

HM The Queen – the ACU’s Patron – officially opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace yesterday, where she highlighted the Commonwealth’s convening power.

The ACU is proud to be a part of the Commonwealth’s network, working towards a common future. Reflecting on key discussions that have been taking place at CHOGM – such as inclusive education, climate change, sustainability, gender equity, and the importance of youth voices – it’s clear to see that the ACU has an important role to play in securing a more sustainable, secure, prosperous and fairer future for our Commonwealth.

Securing a fairer future for our Commonwealth through international mobility

Faye Taylor, Head of Strategic Partnerships for the ACU, whose role sees her taking on responsibility for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships announced by HRH Prince Harry on Day One of CHOGM, reflects on the importance of international mobility in the Commonwealth.

Read Faye's blog.

Higher education – the ultimate ‘Commonwealth advantage’

Alex Wright, Senior Policy Officer at the ACU, with expertise in education policy, advocacy and international development, comments on the Commonwealth’s unique convening power, and the role the ACU can play in that through leveraging its own networks.

Read Alex’s blog.

More information

CHOGM is a five-day summit for Commonwealth leaders which opened in London, UK, on Monday 16 April.

The ACU is attending CHOGM to champion the role of higher education in building inclusive societies, and to shape the agenda on behalf of its member universities. Throughout the week, ACU Secretary General, Dr Joanna Newman, will be speaking and chairing sessions, and providing an official voice for higher education in the Commonwealth.