Representing Students at Sydney University for 86 years
Students Representative Council University of Sydney


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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Where are we at with the Liberal’s Higher Education budget?

It has been 3 months since the Liberals announced their budget that would see the greatest attacks not just on funding for higher education, but a complete targeting attack on students. To recap the budget proposed: The deregulation of University fees, meaning that Universities have t
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Welcome Back to Semester 2!!!!!

We are half through the University year and I hope everybody had a great break. This semester is a very important one for the SRC as we will hold our annual elections. The nominations for the elections will open this Wednesday the 30th, and be open for a month. These elections will de
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NUS – National Education Conference

This July the National Union of Students (NUS) will be hosting their annual education conference. NUS is the peak representative body for undergraduate students in Australia. NUS works to protect the rights of students across Australia, organises national campaigns on issues affecting
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The budget announced cuts of $10 million over a 4 year period from Indigenous languages, one of the 150 program’s to be cut.

Well last week’s budget was sickening to watch, whilst many of the announcements were anticipated it was still incredibly disheartening. A sector that hasn’t been constantly on the news about cuts and changes, yet has still suffered a drastic blow in the 2014 budget is Indigenous Aust
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What is the Student Services and Amenities Fee and Why do we need to fight to keep it? On the 1st of July 2006, Australia saw the rollout of Voluntary Student Unionism (VSU), consequently ending compulsory student unionism and ending valuable student services. On the 11th of October 2
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Jen Light is not happy about Tony Abbott’s plans for Highter Education

The long awaited Abbott Government’s Commission of Audit was released on the 22nd of April. The Commission was established by the Government as an independent body to review and report on the performance, functions and efficiency of the Commonwealth government – in essence it was a to
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It’s the beginning of the end…Abbott and Pyne are ready to cut and make you pay!!!!

It is nearly the end of the financial year that means the release of the Federal budget, as well as the change over of the Federal senate. There is much to be scared about in relation to higher education. Two areas that would dramatically alter the accessibility to Universities, as we
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