Students Leading University Community Engagement:

what more can be done and how should it be recognized?

  • Date: 04 MAY 2023  from 15:00 to 16:30

  • Event location: Online event

  • Type: Special Events

An essay competition was launched on 4 May with 5 prizes of travel to, accommodation for, and free participation in the Anniversary Conference of the MCO in Lodz, Poland from 23 - 25 October 2023. This is a potentially career-enhancing international conference where students will have the opportunity to read, discuss and develop their essay further.

Details of the competition can be found at


The closing date for entries is 12 June 2023


The Magna Charta Universitatum 2020 speaks about the responsibility of universities to engage with their communities and recognises the role of students as key stakeholders in universities.


To help to give more substance to this in practice the MCO delivered a webinar with the Global Student Forum (GSF) and the European Students’ Union (ESU) on 4 May to identify ways in which students might play a greater part in enabling their universities to fulfill their responsibilities to society. A key question was how might students’ role in this be recognised in a way that adds value to their university experience and communicates their achievements.


The webinar included student and university perspectives and examples of successful practices from around the globe.

Please, find the recording of the webinar, the background document, and the presentation by Prof. Oztas below.


Recording of the webinar