Lauren Lancaster

Lauren Lancaster

President

I’m Lauren, your SRC President for 2022. Together, we are going to change uni life, and stand up for what’s right.

I’m a law and political economy student (with a healthy dose of art history on the side), a big green thumb, and I care about our student union a lot. The University of Sydney Student Representative Council has a long and radical legacy of student organising, on the issues that matter to us from free education, feminism, environmentalism and First Nations struggle, to staff solidarity, special considerations, disability advocacy and more.

We know it’s been a tough few years for uni students. Rent and living expenses are at an all-time high, while our wages stagnate and jobs are lost. Campus life and creativity have fizzled with online learning, leaving many students isolated and uninspired. Bureaucracy, student center wait times, and fee hikes alienate us from our education.

But, 2022 is going to be a year of major transformation. As we come out of the shadows of lockdown, the uncertainty of remote education, a looming federal election, and staff industrial action means the SRC has a big role to play in reviving campus life and standing up for us. I will be a President who understands and cares about you and the importance of an empowered, progressive SRC.

I am so excited to bounce back, with inclusivity and strength. The future of our education depends on it.

This looks like increased consultation and education activism across campus. Whether you are an arts student, engineer, nurse, veterinary science student out at Camden, a musician at the Conservatorium or anything in between – the SRC is here to help.

This looks like more events, gigs and parties across campus in collaboration with the USU and student organisations.

This looks like volunteering opportunities at our Food Hub, and joining our Collectives – there is something for everyone.

This looks like a commitment to radical sustainability from every corner of the University – it is our future, and we have to make sure our institutions protect it.

You fund the SRC with your SSAF fee, and we are here for you. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at president@src.usyd.edu.au with questions or queries.

I look forward to seeing you all soon.

In solidarity,

Lauren

Latest Reports