SRC Vice President’s Report – Week 3, Sem 1, 2019

<em>Dane Luo and Caitlyn Chu</em>

<strong>Hello Satellite Campuses!</strong>
Over the past two weeks, we have been very busy helping students at our satellite campuses! We joined our professional caseworkers to visit and speak to students at Camden and Westmead (Monday), Cumberland (Tuesday), Conservatorium (Wednesday), SCA and Mallett Street (Thursday). We hope to return to satellite campuses regularly and connect you to helpful services!

<strong>We love our Faculty Societies</strong>
We supported the SULS First Year Crash Course so that new Law students can learn about services and programs in their degree. Similarly, we ran the inaugural SASS x SRC Welcome Session for new Arts students. We attended a student meeting with the Dental Association to learn about issues facing Oral Health students. And we’re just getting started – this year, we are working with Faculty Societies to help you with your studies.

<strong>Tips for Regional and Rural Student</strong>s
Thank you to the many rural students who have reached out to us in the last few weeks. We know it can be difficult and expensive for you to move to Sydney. If you have moved to study and eligible for Youth Allowance, you may be eligible for two more payments:
Firstly, you can get Fares Allowance if you meet additional criteria. Centrelink will reimburse the least expensive and most available public transport trip during your study after you submit a claims form online. For more information, go to <a href=”https://bit.ly/2HtQArE”>https://bit.ly/2HtQArE</a>.
Secondly, a Relocation Scholarship is provided if you relocate from a family home in regional or remote area to study in Sydney. The payment is $4,553 in your first year, $2,278 per year in the second and third years, and $1,138 each year after that. For more information go to <a href=”https://bit.ly/2EP7U9k”>https://bit.ly/2EP7U9k</a>.

If you need any help with these payments, email <a href=”mailto:help@src.usyd.edu.au”>help@src.usyd.edu.au</a>.

<strong>Consultation Hours</strong>
Our consultation drop-in times are every Thursday 11am to 1pm in the SRC offices.

<strong>Regulations Review</strong>
We are working to review the SRC Regulations. If you have any ideas, suggestions or even just feedback, email us at <a href=”mailto:vice.president@src.usyd.edu.au”>vice.president@src.usyd.edu.au</a>.