Dane Luo and Caitlyn Chu
Climate Strike this Friday
At the recent Council meeting, the Council passed a motion expressing its support for the upcoming Climate Strike on Friday this week. The SRC offices will close this Friday from 11am to 2:30pm so that our staff can participate in the strike. If you are looking for help, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or come to our Thursday drop-in sessions.
Drop-in Sessions with your Vice Presidents
We will be moving our weekly drop-in sessions to the entrance of Fisher Library on Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm. Come drop by and speak to your Vice Presidents so we can be better informed about your issues on campus.
Textbook Subsidy Program in review
As you may know, this year we introduced the SRC’s Textbook Subsidy Program. We gave out $100 subsidies for undergraduate students to spend on textbooks and learning materials this semester! In total, the SRC received 416 applications, including 131 applications from the Cumberland Health Sciences campus. There is still over $60,000 of funding left for the 92nd Council to distribute to undergraduate students.
Our achievements so far
We are very proud of our achievements this year to improve your life on campus.
We have expanded our Casework and Policy Department with hiring two extra Research and Policy Officers, and one extra caseworker on a fixed term. Our Research and Policy Officers have recently finished their survey on student life on this campus and will be using that data for their work. Our extra caseworker helped relieve the work from other staff members in the Casework and Policy Department whilst we implemented the Textbook Subsidy Program.
This year, we worked to upgrade the SRC website so it is more easy to navigate for students. We have hosted Health Days at Mallet Street and Cumberland campuses. We have made Welfare Week bigger and better. We have successfully argued for the largest SSAF allocation the SRC has ever received and worked to ensure the organisation delivers a surplus. We worked with faculty societies to launch welcome sessions. We have fought for your rights on University committees and will be working to lead a national effort on new contract cheating laws. And we are celebrating 90 years of the SRC.
We are really proud of our work. It has not been easy. And it stems from a strong commitment to improving student wellbeing and supporting students in the greatest need.