CommonTies is a network for young professionals and students from Commonwealth member countries, who are temporarily resident in the UK.
The network assists young future leaders to develop peer connections, interact with prominent leaders and role models, and build an understanding of the Commonwealth’s contribution to strengthening development and democracy.
Commonwealth citizens aged 18- 29 who are working or undertaking higher education in the UK are eligible to participate. CommonTies events are convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat, and members are encouraged to hold their own events at universities and in their communities.
“Every year, a large number of outstanding young people from all over the Commonwealth move to the United Kingdom to complete further education at universities or to work. CommonTies provides significant opportunities for them to enhance their knowledge of, and connection with, the Commonwealth and its values.” - Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.