Strengthen and maximise Birmingham’s engagement with Commonwealth countries and overseas territories. 


Promote university/college engagement in educational projects the BCA partners and collaborates with, or where the subject matter is something the university/college has expertise in.


Assist the BCA in mobilising and combining university/college knowledge and community experience to address social disadvantage and exclusion, promoting the idea of a fair society. 


Oversee the organisation of the annual Student BCA Cup Debate on Commonwealth subject.


Arrange an annual engagement event between Commonwealth students coming to study at the city’s universities/colleges (a welcome/departing reception, talk, discussion, etc)


Engage as above with Birmingham students who have been given Commonwealth Scholarships. 


Fully support BCA events including its Commonwealth Day Service, Register Office Citizenship and Dinner. 


Attract overseas students to the city.


Support the international dimension of collaborative engagement between Birmingham ‘students’, education institutions and their commonwealth counterparts. 


Help promote the annual Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition. The Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, founded in 1883 to promote literacy, expression and creativity among young people throughout the Commonwealth. Her majesty The Queen is Patron of The Royal Commonwealth Society. The BCA is affiliated to the RCS. 

BCU Building
Aston University Building
Student debate

Student debate in April 2019 between Aston Uni and BCU.

What our team can bring to the party: