You care about stuff right? Like chocolate ice cream, fluffy bunnies and a socialist utopia? Well so do we! (especially the chocolate ice cream). That’s right, we said “we” because there are two of us…DOUBLE TROUBLE. In all seriousness though, we are Laura and Max and we will be your Vice Presidents this year. We are here to point you in the right direction when you feel lost in the sea of 50,000 students on your first day of big, big school, and to make sure the SRC has everything you need when you need it.
Oh, what is the SRC you ask? Well we could tell you, but our fantastic President already did (so go and read her report). If you are reading this, it is pretty certain that you are a passionate and dedicated student (or just really bored…or one of our friends) who has grand plans to change the world and we love you for that. The best part of getting involved in student life and the SRC is that you get to hang out with like-minded people.
Whether you care about the environment, refugees, queer rights or any other social issue, the SRC has a place for you. If you do nothing else in your whole university life, we urge you to get involved in collectives. Collectives are amazing. They are the centre for activist campaigns and discussion on a whole variety of issues. More importantly, collectives are all about providing a safe space for their members to engage with and discuss the issues affecting them. Flip to page 28 to find out more about the awesome collectives on campus.
Take it from us
Our combined 38 years (we are oh so wise…) has taught us that there is nothing better than the satisfaction of contributing your voice to issues that you care about. It’s also comforting to surround yourself with people just as crazy as you. Plus it’s a nice feeling when you find someone that will listen to your demands for a social revolution when your friends have long since stopped pretending to listen.
Love your fellow students
We are all in the same boat and given the proposed tertiary education cuts it has never been more important for students to band together and fight. This doesn’t mean that you have to don a SRC t-shirt and jump up and down like we do, but being aware of polices affecting you and your education is invaluable. We are here to help inform you of these things as well as yell at the university on your behalf when they attempt to screw you over. We know the step from interested and passionate to active and engaged is pretty daunting, but take it from us, it is worthwhile.
Don’t ever hesitate to get in contact with us. Ever the professional procrastinators, we welcome any and all distractions from our 3000 word Chaucer essays. You can contact us via our email firstname.lastname@example.org – or chase us down in the SRC.
Actually we are more likely to be at Hermann’s
Max Hall and Laura Webster (The Lauraxx),
SRC Vice Presidents 2014