General Secretaries’ Report – Week 3

It’s week three. Things are starting to get boring. So are the reports.

Last week we finalised the SRC’s application for funding from the Student Services and Amenities Fee which provides the bulk of our funding year to year. This follows a number of rounds of negotiations with other student organisations who are also funded from the Fee. With the submission of our application and those made by the other students organisations, a University committee now decides on the exact amount of funding provided to each organisation.
Once we have confirmation of our funding for the year, Chiara and I will begin consulting on the distribution of that money between the different things that the SRC does (if you don’t know what those things are, you should check out srcusyd.net.au). We’re keen for anyone with an opinion—councillors, office bearers, our staff members, and any student—to have input and are always happy to talk through where and how the SRC should be spending student’s money. Will keep you updated as this process starts.

The SRC is currently hiring a new Secretary to Council to fill the position which has been vacant since the end of last year. This role ensures that the elected Council of students functions smoothly and is a significant point of contact between students and the Council that acts on their behalf. The position will be finalised in the next week or so.

Locomoting in the opposite of a backwards vector, we’re going to kick off a redesign of the SRC’s appearance in the next few weeks. You could say our logo is not looking as youthful as the group of people that it represents. You could also say that we could do better communicating the SRC’s role in activism on campus, as representatives of students, and as a service-provider that helps students most at risk. With that in mind, we would love to hear from anyone with ideas or design feelings and we’re looking forward to entering the 21st century.

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