Applications for the CSC Alumni Advisory Panel now open!

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK invites Commonwealth Alumni to apply to become a panel member on the CSC Alumni Advisory Panel. The panel will provide a platform for Commonwealth Alumni to support the future of the programme and its Scholars by sharing personal insights and expertise to contribute to the development of CSC activities that will support the CSC’s strategic objectives and provide feedback to the Commission on its work.

Why apply

This is an exciting opportunity for alumni to advise CSC teams on a broad range of topics, drawing on their Scholarship, Fellowships, and professional experiences.

Panel members will participate in consultation exercises and pilot studies and be expected to represent the CSC and respective teams at CSC events. Panel members will be appointed for a two-year term and may reapply at the end of each term.

Activities you may be asked to assist include:

  • Piloting evaluation surveys and approaches
  • Advising on the design and usability of evaluation outputs
  • Undertaking interviews or focus groups for specific projects
  • Advising on the design and development alumni engagement activity
  • Testing online training modules

As a panel member, you will have the opportunity to inform the Commission’s strategy across a number of CSC teams and stay further engaged with the Commission as an alumnus. There will also be opportunities to connect with fellow panel members while advising on some activities and you will receive updates on activities the panel has assisted with.

How to apply

To apply to be a panel member, you must read the CSC Alumni Panel Member Role Profile, which provides further information on the types of activities you may be asked to advise on, and the benefits of taking part.

The CSC is looking to recruit panel members from a broad range of backgrounds, countries, disciplines, and Scholarship/Fellowship programmes to ensure that the panel reflects the diversity of the CSC community and future applicants.

To apply, you must complete the application form.

Applications will close at 23:59 (BST) on Monday 09 August. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Successful applicants will be informed in September 2021. Please note that the CSC is not able to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

If you have any questions about the CSC Alumni Advisory Panel, or how to apply, contact