Commonwealth Correspondents

Please note the YourCommonwealth programme is currently over-subscribed with applications from Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda. If this is still of interest, your application may be considered at a later date.

The Commonwealth Correspondents is a global network of emerging young leaders and aspiring writers and social commentators aged 15 to 29.

Correspondents are keen to tell other people about ordinary or extraordinary events occurring in their community, town, country or region. They want to explain how issues in the local, national or international news have affected them or made them think about certain subjects.

Most of all, Correspondents are keen to spark conversation and debate with other young people through their article writing.

What do I have to do?

To become a Correspondent, you have to adhere to the Editorial Code and commit to writing regularly to this website.

Why should I?

There are many benefits of becoming a Correspondent:

  • It is satisfying to know your articles are being read by other young people and policy makers across the world.
  • Your articles may influence opinion across the Commonwealth and within governments.
  • It is a great thing to add to your resume/curriculum vitae – likely to impress future employers.

For more information or to apply to become a Commonwealth Correspondent, please email

Before applying, make sure you read the Editorial Conduct. Please click here for some advice and tips on writing.