The GSF Academy in Activism, Leadership and Advocacy

Is a one-year educational programme for 60 student leaders from the regional and national membership of our organisation.

It is composed of online master-classes aimed at supporting student representatives in developing their competences for quality advocacy and successful campaigning as well as mobilisation and leadership of membership-based organisations. 

Download the full Programme Guide here! 

What is the added value of the Academy?

Alongside building up crucial knowledge, the programme aims to encourage worldwide networking between leaders of the student movement, fostering critical global thinking and cooperation through personal connections and organisational collaborations.

How do we ensure inclusive knowledge sharing?

We have put in place an online knowledge hub that enables our membership to share learning resources and experiences with each other.

This is especially important since it lies in the nature of student unions to have a fast paced generational turnover that in the worst case scenario almost equals a reset button in the organisational development of our federations.

What is the focus of Module 1?

The first module of the academy (October 2021 – January 2022) focuses on the development of leadership skills and practical knowledge relevant to the work of student organisations.

The lectures touch upon the history of the student movement and student participation in diverse geographic contexts, educational governance and policy making, international organisation and decision making spaces, organisational development and management of membership based organisations, communication, negotiation and financial leadership.

What is the focus of Module 2?

The first module of the academy (October 2021 – January 2022) focuses on the development of leadership skills and practical knowledge relevant to the work of student organisations.

The lectures touch upon the history of the student movement and student participation in diverse geographic contexts, educational governance and policy making, international organisation and decision making spaces, organisational development and management of membership based organisations, communication, negotiation and financial leadership.

Lecture Recordings