Grace Hu, Kristina Sergi, Matthew Carter and Alexander Polirier
Week 4, Semester 1, 2021
Given the dire state of student access to university services, the unhelpfulness of university administration in general and the subsequent detriment to student welfare and experience, we note that this effect is amplified for students at satellite campuses. Further, we note that students based in certain faculties or departments can also be adversely impacted in how they receive university services because of how that faculty interacts with the broader university administratively or geographically.
So far this year, we have flyered Welcome Day at the Con to raise awareness about the SRC services such as SRC Casework and the SRC Legal service. This is important because while Conservatorium students have equal needs for such services, they are less likely to be aware of them due to the relatively limited SRC presence usually, given that most of Council, the Executive and SRC services are based at Camperdown.
Going forward, we are working to build relationships with the student representative societies and faculty leadership of USYD’s satellite campuses so that we can accurately represent the needs of these students to Council. Further, given that the last time the campuses were mapped was in 2015, we will be remapping this to reflect changes to date and creating an address book to allow better interconnectivity between satellite campus students, satellite campus student representative societies and the SRC. We look forward to the first meeting of the Intercampus Committee for this year, which we are currently planning for.