The Student Representative Council (SRC) consists of USC students who are elected from their School Student Group's (SSG) to represent their fellow students and act as a key source of communication between the School Groups and the Student Senate. The SRC reports to the Student Senate.
Its members consult with fellow students to discuss emerging views, suggestions and issues about learning, teaching and student services, and present their ideas to the University and Student Senate.
The role of the Student Representative Council is to:
- represent the student community and act as a communication channel between the University and the student community
- actively contribute to University decision making in promoting a positive student experience
- inform the University and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student) about emerging issues for students (within its terms of reference)
- provide input into the development of policies and services that support students and advance the quality of learning and research activities
- encourage student feedback and share University initiatives resulting from student feedback
The Student Representative Council is continuously working on a number of items relating to learning and teaching, student services, campus facilities, as well as providing feedback to University staff on a number of relevant policies and initiatives.
Meeting agenda and minutes are available for students to view under Resources in StudentHub, previous projects are summarised below.
Examples of the SRC’s work in 2020:
- Working with the University to enhance consistency across course Blackboard sites, and the inclusion of key information in course outlines.
- Developed proposal to deliver a USC Executive-Student Forum in a Roundtable format.
- Provided feedback on USC’s response to COVID-19, particularly around the new COVID grading schema and the delivery of student communications.
- Gathered feedback on student concerns emerging from the COVID-19 disruption and the move to technology-enabled learning and presented to USC executive.
Examples of the SRC’s work in 2019:
- Delivery of the Student Leadership Symposium
- Delivery of the Student Sponsorship Scheme
- Implementation of the USC Student Senate
- SSAF Survey and consultation
- Provide consultation on gender neutral bathrooms
Examples of the SRC’s work in 2018:
- Development and delivery of the inaugural Student Leadership Symposium
- Development of the Student Sponsorship Scheme
- Hosting a VCP Forum themed Curriculum Changes
- Members sat on various working groups to develop a Student Governance Framework
- Presented USC Student Senate to USC Council and gained endorsement and funding to implement the USC Student Senate in 2019
- SSAF Survey and consultation
Examples of the SRC’s work in 2017:
- Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) student survey, and reporting SSAF recommendations to USC Executive
- Increased signage for improved wildlife awareness on USC Sunshine Coast campus
- Improved lighting on campus at USC Fraser Coast
- Hosting the VCP Student Forums
- Development of the inaugural Student Leadership Symposium
- Participation, feedback and endorsement of the USC Social Media Policy
- Provide feedback on Student Diaries
- Volunteering at RUOK Day
- Hosting Response Squad Pop-ups to encourage student engagement
Examples of the SRC’s work in 2016:
- Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) funding recommendations: how $2M should be allocated on student services this year
- Gathering feedback and affecting changes to Brasserie food subsidies
- Contributing to Coursework Curriculum Design principles and Student Academic Misconduct procedures
The Student Representative Council meets at least four times per year and its members are available to help, inform and advise the student community all year round.
Suggest a topic for discussion
Student members of the Student Representative Council can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org..
If you would like to request a topic to be discussed by the Student Representative Council or a Student Senate Group at their next meeting, you can complete the Inform your Student Rep Form.
|Semester 1, 2020|
|Thursday 12 March|
|Tuesday 21 April|
|Wednesday 27 May|
|Semester 2, 2020|
|Thursday 6 August|
|Tuesday 8 September|
|Friday 23 October|
Have your say!
Executive Staff hold a student forum each year to share information about University strategy and operations with the student community. Each forum is also an opportunity for students to share and discuss matters that are important to them with University Executive.
The SRC encourages all students to participate and engage with the Student Forums.
Check the Campus Life Event Calendar for dates of Student Forums in 2020.