The Students’ Representative Council (SRC), run by students for students since 1929, is the peak representative body for undergraduate students at the University of Sydney. The SRC exists to defend and advance the interests of USyd students.
We are YOUR student association and we have a long history of fighting for student rights. We stand for a free, fair and funded education, universal student unionism and a society free of discrimination and oppression.
Our staff provide vital services, such as SRC Caseworker Help (academic, Centrelink and tenancy advice), a secondhand bookshop and a FREE legal service. We also publish Honi Soit, the only weekly student newspaper in the country.
SRC Caseworker Help: SRC caseworkers are professional and experienced staff who can assist undergraduate students at the University of Sydney with issues that affect them, by providing independent advice, advocacy and support. The service is FREE, independent and confidential. Helping with issues such as academic appeals, Centrelink queries, tenancy advice, work-related problems and much more.
SRC Legal Service provides FREE legal advice and representation on most legal matters including immigration advice.
SRC Books is the only second-hand bookshop on campus where you can sell your old text books for cash and get your new ones at low cost.
Emergency Loan Service: a $50 emergency loan from the SRC can help out if your funds need a boost. Come visit or call the SRC for more details.
If you’re passionate about issues that relate to University life and beyond, you can get involved in the SRC by running in the annual SRC elections for the positions in the SRC Council and Executive or join one of the SRC’s collectives, which campaign and provide space and resources to student communities. These include:
- Education Action Group
- Environment Collective
- Wom*n’s Collective
- Queer Collective
- Anti-Racism Collective
- Indigenous Collective
Contribute to student publications, including Honi Soit, the SRC’s weekly student newspaper, which gives a voice to students.
Know Your Rights
Your time at the University should give you some of the best days of your life. Even so, it’s important that you know and protect your rights.
Most students have to work in order to support themselves. At university you can expect to work in excess of 16 hours a week on top of your studies, as you struggle to pay for rent and living expenses. You should be aware that your workload will inevitably affect your marks. You should also know that your Faculty may not be sympathetic.
The SRC is here to protect your rights. You might not think you’ll ever need the SRC, or that the SRC concerns you, but the SRC is here to know your rights, even when you don’t.