We would firstly like to congratulate you on actually going on our website and finding your way to us, your General Secretaries for 2016, Georgia Mantle & Lachlan Ward. We are the ones responsible for the administration of the SRC’s budget, along with helping ensuring the SRC supports students and is as accessible as possible.
One of our main jobs are General Secretaries is to ensure that your student money is being spent on things that students need! Students pay $292 toward SSAF (Student Service Amenities Fee) every year that goes to supporting student services on campuses. We are working to ensure that this money goes to fund free casework and legal aid services that all undergraduate students can access, student collectives, emergency loans, as well as student publications and the SRC Bookshop.
We encourage students to book an appointment to see our casework and legal aid service if you are facing problems, University is stressful enough you shouldn’t feel like you need to go at these challenges alone! What’s best, is all these services are absolutely free so why not check them out.
The SRC also has several autonomous and non-autonomous collectives, which provide a haven for different interest groups on campus, such as Queer, Wom*n’s, Autonomous Collective Against Racism and Environment collective. We strongly urge you to check them out, as you can make lifelong friends and get involved with issues that you really care about. If you need help contacting any collective or have any other questions, feel free to send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can point you in the right direction.
Finally, we hope that you have a wonderful year this year and enjoy university life to the fullest.
– Georgia Mantle & Lachlan Ward
Georgia Mantle & Lachlan Ward – General Secretaries
The 88th Students’ Representative Council, University of Sydney