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Student reps ensure your student voice is heard at USC

The USC Student Governance Framework is made up of 18 student-led groups that ensure the diverse student voice at USC is heard to enhance your student experience.

Student Representatives act as a source of productive communication between the student body and the University. Each group works collaboratively and in partnership with staff to co-create policies and services relating to teaching and learning, research activities, student services, campus facilities and more.

The USC Student Senate is the highest governing student body, and provides regular reports to the USC Council.

Read more below about the functions of each group.
USC Student Senate

The USC Student Senate is the highest governing student body, and reports to the USC Council.  

The Senate works closely with USC executive staff to represent the views of all USC students. 
 
Read more in the USC Student Senate Terms of Reference (PDF 104KB)

USC Student Senate Co-chairs Role Statement

Postgraduate Student Association (PSA)

The PSA represents the postgraduate student community (HDR and coursework students) and reports to the Student Senate

The representatives work closely with USC executive staff and the Graduate Research School and leads activities that foster a sense of belonging and positive student experience in the postgraduate student community. 

Read more in the PSA Terms of Reference.

Email us at PSA@usc.edu.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Leadership Committee (ATSISLC)

The ATSISLC represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students at USC and reports to the Student Senate.  

The representatives work closely with Indigenous Services to provide advice and actively contribute to perspectives with respect to the provision of services to Indigenous Students.  

Read more in the ATSISLC Terms of Reference.

International Student Group (ISG)

The ISG represents international students and reports to the Student Senate.

The representatives work closely with Student Services and Engagement to provide advice and actively contribute to perspectives with respect to the provision of services to International Students.  

Read more in the ISG Terms of Reference.

Disability and Inclusion Student Group (DISG)

The DISG represents students with a disability carers and allies, and reports to the Student Senate.

The representatives work closely with AccessAbility Services and  
actively contribute to perspectives with respect to the provision of services and access for students with a disability.  

Read more in the DISG Terms of Reference.

High Performance Student Athlete Group (HPSAG)

The HPSAG is comprised of student athletes and reports to the Student Senate.

The representatives work closely with the High Performance Student Athlete Program Coordinator and provide advice and actively contribute to perspectives with respect to the provision of services to athletes, as well as promote the sports industry across the University.  

Read more in the HPSAG Terms of Reference.

Student Liason Group (SLG) for each campus

The SLG’s represent students from each campus (excluding Sunshine Coast) and reports to the Student Senate. 

There is a SLG group for each campus. The representatives work closely with Campus Leads and provide advice and actively contribute to perspectives with respect to the provision of services on each campus.  

SLG Gympie Terms of Reference 

SLG Moreton Bay Terms of Reference 

SLG Caboolture Terms of Reference 

SLG Fraser Coast Terms of Reference 

Student Representative Council (SRC)

The SRC represents the collective views of each school and reports to the Student Senate. 

The representatives work closely with USC executive staff related to teaching and learning, and leads activities that foster a sense of belonging and positive student experience on the Sunshine Coast campus.

Read more in the SRC Terms of Reference.

School Student Groups (SSG) for each School

The SSG represents students from each school at USC and reports to the USC Student representative Council (SRC). 

The representatives work closely with Heads of School to provide advice and actively contribute to perspectives with respect to teaching and learning in their school.  Read more in the Terms of Reference below: 
 
SSG- Business and Creative Industries
SSG- Education and Tertiary Access 
SSG- Health and Behavioural Sciences 
SSG- Law and Society 
SSG- Science, Technology and Engineering
SSG- Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

Student Guild

The USC Student Guild is a not-for-profit organisation that is an independent student group.  
 
The Guild focuses on advocacy and support, student clubs and societies, recreational events, legal support and welfare services. There are two student guild representatives on the USC Student Senate.

For more information, visit the Student Guild website.

Meet your student reps

Each group is made up of students from diverse backgrounds who are passionate to ensure the student voice is heard.

Read EACH student rep profile
Student rep projects

Learn more about the ways reps are collecting your feedback and presenting to executive staff, as well as organising activities to build campus culture.

Current projects
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