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

GSF Academy Module 2 Lesson 2: “Democracy, Human Rights and Active Global Citizenship Education”

GSF Academy Module 2 Lesson 2: “Democracy, Human Rights and Active Global Citizenship Education”

On Sunday 20th of March Dr. Katarina Popovic, Professor at the Department for Andragogy, Faculty of Philosophy, University-of Belgrade & Dr. Henry Charles, Youth and Policy Development Expert; were the speakers for the second session of the second module of the Global Student Forum GSF Academy: “Democracy, Human Rights and Active Global Citizenship Education”.

GSF Academy Module 2 Lesson 1: “Environmental Justice, Sustainable Development and the SDGs”

GSF Academy Module 2 Lesson 1: “Environmental Justice, Sustainable Development and the SDGs”

On Sunday 6th of March, Antonia Wulff, Education International Director of Research, Policy and Advocacy, and Alex Rafalowicz, policy analyst, campaigner, organiser and strategist for climate justice; were the speakers for the inauguration of the new module of the GSF Academy: “Environmental Justice, Sustainable Development and the SDGs”.