The SRC has suspended all face to face interactions to protect the health of all students and staff. However, almost all of our services are still available to you.
We know that this is a very difficult time for students, especially whose income is affected by COVID-19. We are currently campaigning together with other community groups, to stop evictions during this time. There are a few other measures that we might be able to take, if you find yourself at risk of homelessness. We are, of course, still answering any other tenancy and accommodation questions that you might have.
Caseworkers can advise on Centrelink payments, including Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy, NewStart, and the Disability Support Pension. Remember to keep a record of any receipt numbers from conversations with Centrelink, and do not ignore their correspondence.
The SRC Legal Service can offer advice about visas. Call for an appointment to speak to our migration solicitor.
As usual we can give advice on Show Good Cause, appealing a grade, applying for DCs, academic honesty, enrolments, and any other academic issues. The threat of COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty around academic matters, including, the online delivery of classes, particularly ones with a practical component; the possible extension of the DC deadline; and how exams will be conducted. The SRC is in regular contact with various decision makers at the University and will continue to advocate for the rights of the student body. SRC Caseworkers will also continue to provide advice to students on any academic matters.
The SRC’s caseworkers are independent of the University, and provide a professional, free, and confidential service to Usyd undergraduates. Postgraduates should contact SUPRA for a similar service.
You can call, Zoom, Skype, or email Caseworkers to get advice about your situation. If you would like an appointment call 9660 5222 during office hours, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Alternatively send your question together with any supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students' Representative Council, University of Sydney