Representing students at Sydney University for 86 years


Be part of history and a better society that’s actually ours and get involved in these campaigns…

In the past week we’ve seen a huge victory for students across the country while witnessing some of the most disillusioned remarks from the Prime Minister and the Western Australian Government regarding Aboriginal communities. Monday last week saw a form of direct action taken by myse
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Kyol Blakeney wants you to have a think about your future.

As the semester picks up momentum and uni begins to take over your life, I want you to have a think about your future. Upon enrolling into university, many of you would have selected to pay for it through HECS. By the time you read this report the Senate may have already voted on the
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Launch of Ally Network – standing with Queer students and staff on campus.

Last week saw the launch of the Ally Network in support of standing with Queer students and staff on campus. In attendance was one of my predecessors, The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG and Liberal Member of the Legislative Council, The Hon. Don Harwin. The proceedings began with speeches
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After a brilliant O-Week I would like to congratulate everyone involved

After a brilliant O-Week I would like to congratulate everyone involved in putting it together and say how excited I am for semester to start, particularly with many of the new students I met in the last week at our SRC stall. I would also like to welcome all new members of our collec
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50th Anniversary of the 1965 Freedom Ride

“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.” -Aboriginal Proverb No doubt the above proverb is seen as a guide for how to live one’s life in the heart of many Abo
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Well here it is, my last report as President of the Students Representative Council.

Not every 21 year old has the opportunity, or responsibility of running a $1.5 million student organisation, being responsible for over 14 staff members, and being the head of a Legal Corporation. This year has been the greatest learning experience of my life so far, and of course the
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A message from some of the speakers at last weeks Town Hall meeting in the Great Hall to discuss Fee Deregulation

I would like this opportunity to share a message from some of the speakers at last weeks Town Hall meeting in the Great Hall to discuss Fee Deregulation “We were all speakers at the University of Sydney Town Hall meeting; we are undergraduates, postgraduates, general staff, academic s
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Participate in the SRC Elections!

I know I have been writing a lot lately about the SRC elections but as these elections loom my Presidential term begins to wind down. I think about the SRC and the amazing work it does for so many students and how lucky we are at Sydney University to have the ability to have an indepe
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SRC Elections: Why should you care? And why should you vote?

So a couple of weeks ago I wrote about the upcoming SRC elections; nominations closed on the 20th August and it is now time for the campaigning to start. Why should you care? And why should you vote? Well out of 32,000 undergraduate students there is a voter turnout of approx.  4000st
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Housing affordability in Sydney is a myth – because it is not affordable.

However what is most concerning is the unaffordability of student accommodation around The University of Sydney. There are a few options that are offered: colleges, self catered rooms on campus, self catered rooms off campus, or going through private landlords. There is college accomm
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