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Global Launch Event of the Bloomsbury Handbook of Student Politics and Representation in Higher Education

22 March 2024 hora: 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Following two years of cooperation between the Global Student Forum, Dr. Manja Klemenčič, and various key member unions, the Bloomsbury Handbook of Student Politics and Representation in Higher Education is now launched. The book presents an unprecedented global comparative analysis of student politics and representation in higher education. It delivers a methodical and well-organized collection of specially commissioned chapters that delve into the historical context, contemporary practices, and ongoing debates surrounding student representation in higher education. The chapters scrutinize the organizational characteristics and political engagements of representative student associations within the multilevel governance of higher education while mapping out opportunities for student representatives to influence both higher education institutions and policies.
The publication undertakes a re-examination and further development of existing theoretical concepts and analytical frameworks from prior research on systems of student politics and representation and organizational models of student representative associations. It offers empirical insights gathered from 25 countries across all world regions, 4 regional student federations, and the Global Student Forum. The volume stands out by uniting established scholars with a highly diverse group of current and former student leaders, specially trained and empowered to conduct research for this Handbook. With the e-book edition of this publication being available under open access, it aims to reach a broad audience and build a better understanding of student representation’s importance and impact among all groups of the higher education community. 
The global launch event of the handbook will take place online on March 22, 2024, from 14:30 to 15:45 (CET: Central European Time) and is organized in collaboration between the Global Student Forum, the International Association of Universities, the Magna Charta Observatory, UNESCO IESALC, and UNESCO GEM.
Frances Pedró, UNESCO IESALC Director, will participate in a video during the event’s opening along with Sebastian Berger, Executive Director of the Global Student Forum. Lily Bosen, head of UNESCO IESALC’s partnership and UN liaison unit, will discuss UNESCO’s perspective on meaningful student representation.

Registration here: http://tinyurl.com/Handbook-Launch


22 March 2024
9:30 am - 10:45 am