It’s O Week, you’re probably drunk, you’ve mistakenly turned to the middle of Honi Soit (great publication by the way) and discovered the shining light in the dark depths of the University – the beacon of hope that is your Students’ Representative Council. We’re your General Secretaries for the year. Essentially, that means we are responsible for taking care of the money and making sure that you know who we are and what we can do for you. How can we make that happen?
Well, make sure you swing by the SRC stall on Eastern Avenue and you can collect the fruits of our summer labours in the form of a sweet showbag (mmm, dat calico). Inside, you’ll find a ‘How to Uni’ guide we put together over the break, and the Counter Course Handbook courtesy of your Education Officers. As for the former, somewhere between the sealed section and delicious recipes, you should definitely check out the forty-odd pages of advice on starting uni and making Sydney life great.
Also, if you’re getting an ACCESS card, be sure to check out our handbook that has literally everything you need to survive uni, including the awesome collectives that can help you get involved in the things that matter on campus.
On a slightly more boring note, remember the Student Services Fee you’ve just paid during enrolment? That cash is put in a nice little pile, some of which funds the SRC, its activism and free casework and legal services. Right now we’re working (read: wrestling) with the other student organisations for the money to bring you the same SRC goodness we’ve been providing for the past 87 years. We’ll keep you updated.
If you’re interested in getting involved in your SRC (you won’t regret it!), keep an eye on these SRC pages in Honi for regular updates from us and the other SRC Office Bearers, and helpful tips from our great casework team. Alternatively, feel free to shoot us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with what you’re passionate about and we can point you towards the collective or department for you.
Chiara Angeloni & Max Hall
SRC General Secretaries