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The Student Representative Council (SRC) consists of USC students who are chosen to represent their fellow students and act as a key source of communication between the student body and the University. The SRC reports to the Vice-Chancellor and President. Its members consult with fellow students to discuss emerging views, suggestions and issues about learning, teaching and student services, and present their ideas to USC senior staff.

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 Vice-Chancellor and President 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
Projects 2016

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.

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
Projects 2017

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.

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
Projects 2018

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.

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
SRC meetings

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 studentrep@usc.edu.au with the appropriate representative's name in the subject title.

If you would like to request a topic to be discussed by the Student Representative Council at their next meeting, you can complete the SRC Suggestions and Comments Form.

Meeting dates
Semester 1, 2019 Semester 2, 2019
Thursday 7 March Tuesday 6 August
Thursday 4 April Thursday 12 September
Thursday 9 May Thursday 17 October
Meet your SRC reps
  • Melanie Hulm - Co-Chairperson
  • Tyson Kettlewell - Co-Chairperson

Tyson Kettlewell

The Student Liaison Groups (SLG) at USC Fraser Coast, USC Gympie, USC Caboolture and USC SouthBank provide student representation at each campus in regular meetings with campus management. Each SLG also provides two Campus Representatives for the Student Representative Council.

To contact the SLG, send an email to:

studentrep@usc.edu.au

Students who would like to express interest in joining their campus SLG are welcome to contact:

studentrep@usc.edu.au

Have your say!

The Vice-Chancellor and President (VCP) holds two all-student forums 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 the 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 2019.

Have a question or topic for the SRC?

Student members of the Student Representative Council can be contacted by emailing studentrep@usc.edu.au with the appropriate representative's name in the subject title.

If you would like to request a topic to be discussed by the Student Representative Council at their next meeting, complete the form below:

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