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SRC Presidents Report – Week 12, Sem 2, 2016

Chloe Smith This week, for one of the last reports of my term, I want to talk about student representation and the important role it plays within the machinery of this university. Many of you don’t really understand the nature of what student reps do, and that is our fault and to our
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SRC Presidents Report – Week 11, Sem 2

Cloe, Smith Many of you will have seen Sydney Uni feature in the news this week, most prominently in the Sydney Morning Herald and again on 60 Minutes, regarding the issue of sexual assault and harassment on campus. Whilst this is by no means a new story, I’m glad that it is finally b
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SRC Presidents Report – Week 9, Sem2, 2016

Chloe Smith Although the SRC has been in full election season mode for the past two weeks (thankfully culminating in voting on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week – go vote!) our work hasn’t stopped in the slightest. This time of year is one of the busiest for our casework staf
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SRC Presidents Report – Week 8, Sem 2, 2016

Chloe Smith It’s that time of year again – SRC elections are once more upon us, and campus is once again filled with coloured a-frames, t-shirts, and extremely dense morning foot traffic down at Redfern Run. For most students, the campaign is three weeks of trying to avoid campaigners
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SRC Presidents Report – Week 6, Semester 2, 2016

Chloe Smith Universities are built to be places of critical thought, social reform, and advancement through education. Many have a proud history of challenging social and historical norms, encouraging students and academics to not simply accept things as they are, but to agitate and w
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SRC Presidents Report – Week 5, Semester 2, 2016

Chloe Smith It’s been another busy week at your SRC! SRC activists helped to organise and build the SCA rally on Wednesday, which saw an amazing turnout from both Callan Park and main campus students! SCA students and staff voted overwhelmingly to go on strike for the day and attend t
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SRC Presidents Report – Week 4, Sem 2, 2016

Chloe Smith Next week is Radical Education Week at Sydney Uni, as well as the NUS National Day of Action on Wednesday August 24. So it seems like as good a time as any to examine the state of higher education in Australian and at our university. Severe cuts to higher education funding
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SRC President’s Report – Week 3, Sem 2, 2016

Chloe Smith Special consideration – for many of you, these words probably don’t mean very much at all. However, for many other students, special consideration can mean ongoing uncertainty, stress and confusion, and mindboggling bureaucracy. Since the introduction of the new centralise
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SRC Presidents Report – Week 2, Sem 2, 2016

Chloe Smith One week down and already some big developments happening for USyd students! Following the announcement just before winter break that the university was looking to sell off the Sydney College of the Arts campus at Rozelle, an historic site that has housed the fine arts sch
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SRC Presidents Report – Week 1, Sem 2, 2016

Chloe Smith Well it feels crazy to be saying this already, but – welcome to semester two! I hope the winter break was a chance to relax, have a sneaky bevvie here and there, travel, and catch a few Pokemon if you’re into that. The SRC has been busy over the break helping students with
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