The International Students Collective of the USyd Students Representative Council would like to firstly welcome you (back) to a brand new semester! If this is your first year, we hope you will get used to uni life soon and enjoy it!
The SRC is an important part of your uni life – it protects and advocates for your rights to make sure your time at USyd and in Australia is wonderful! In case there are issues between you and your landlord or instances of academic unfairness, the SRC provides caseworkers and legal advice services that can assist you.
The SRC also publishes Honi Soit every week on campus – the USyd student newspaper that keeps you updated about what’s going on around our uni. Make sure you grab a copy! Also, grab a Counter-course handbook during O-Week and have a read – it tells you a lot of information in regards to units of study choices. If you are looking for cheaper textbooks, head to the SRC’s second hand bookshop located in the Wentworth Building, outside the International Students’ Lounge.
So what is the International Students’ Collective?
This year, Ashley, Bowie and Jay are your International Student Officers. As a collective, we strongly believe that international students should be treated equally like every other student regardless of our nationalities. We are a group dedicated to representing all international students to make sure your voice is heard – from broad issues such as travel concessions, workplace rights, to personal academic or housing issues.
We host collective meetings every month to raise and discuss your concerns. Or swing by to make some new friends! (Lunch provided!) This year, we would like to work with some national international students organizations and host seminars on important subject matters for you – such as visa and women’s rights.
Feel free to email us in regards to your rights – we fight for your student equality! International.firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly, we wish you a wonderful year and don’t forget the SRC is always here to help.
All the best,
Ashley, Bowie and Jay