Hello! We are very excited for a jam-packed semester 2! Here are some of the things to look out for:

Textbook Subsidy Program – starting Week 1

This year, we have worked to launch the first ever Textbook Subsidy Program! In semester 2 2019, the SRC will provide $100 subsidies to 400 undergraduate students who are in financial need. There are also 600 subsidies to be given out later. This is for textbooks, readers, science equipment and learning materials. You can apply in two easy steps.

[1] You need to fill out an online form at http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/srctextbooksubsidy – applications open at 10:00am on Wednesday 7 August 2019.

[2] You need to attend an interview with a professional, confidential caseworker between weeks 2 to 5.

For more information, please visit http://www.srcusyd.net.au/textbooksubsidy.

Welfare Week in Week 2

Welfare Week is happening next week from Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 August 2019. We will have free food along Eastern Avenue. You have the opportunity to hear from NGOs, student organisations, SRC collectives and student support services.

Satellite Campus Visits in Weeks 3/4

We will be visiting satellite campuses during weeks 3 and 4 to tell you about what the SRC can do for you. This includes Mallet Street, Conservatorium and the Sydney College of the Arts. We are already advocating the University to increase the hours of workshop facilities at the SCA. But we are always interested to hear about the issues you are facing and fight for you!

Other Events in Semester 2

We will be very busy throughout semester 2. We are currently working to negotiate a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement with the SRC staff. We are helping out at Welcome Day and Open Day to tell students about the SRC. We are preparing to help out with the USU’s Health and Wellbeing Week in week 10. And we are hosting a 90th Anniversary Reunion. Finally, we are giving a student voice in the University’s Student Life, WHS, Student Consultative, Education and Research Education Committees.

If you have any questions or ideas, email to vice.president@src.usyd.edu.au.

Dane Luo & Caitlyn Chu