Alumni Advisory Panel

The CSC’s Alumni Advisory Panel provides a platform for Commonwealth Alumni to support the future of the programme and its Scholars by sharing personal insight and expertise to contribute to the development of CSC activities. 

Panel members are appointed for a two-year term and represent the multitude of knowledge and expertise within the CSC alumni community, with members selected from across the Commonwealth and CSC Scholarship and Fellowship schemes.

The first panel of 101 members was appointed in 2019 and completed their two-year term in 2021. During this time, panel members were invited to consult on a range of CSC activities, including: testing the refreshed CSC website; reviewing the CSC’s diary studies data collection method; distance learning scoping activity; and evaluating the Alumni Engagement Strategy.

‘Being a part of the panel has helped me to connect the importance of what is being done behind the scenes to coordinate the CSC and allowed me to extend myself further and see how important my role is to the next batch of CSC students.’

‘The Alumni Advisory Panel activities exposed me to some CSC activities I was not aware of before. I’m sure other members may have the same experience. It is good for us as alumni to be conversant with CSC activities to enable us give back to the system in every way possible.’

Meet the panel

Appointed in September 2021, the 2021-2023 panel is comprised of 98 members, representing 26 Commonwealth countries. You can read the full list of members on this page.

Interested in this opportunity?

As a panel member, you can give back to the CSC by sharing your expertise, insights, and experiences to support Scholars and ensure the future of the programme. The panel also provides a platform to contribute to the global knowledge pool regarding the evaluation of higher education, scholarships, and postgraduate study.

‘[I]t is a valuable voluntary experience. I would definitely recommend other Commonwealth Alumni to take part in Alumni Advisory Panel. It enhances your reputation in the scholarly community and provides you with advisory experience which would be beneficial for career development.’

Applications are currently closed and will not re-open until mid-2023. All Commonwealth Alumni eligible to apply will be contacted by email when new applications open.