Student representative committee
What is the SRC?
The Student Representative Committee (SRC) is the University’s peak consultative body for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Students are elected onto the committee every two years.
Working closely with both students and staff, the SRC represents and advocates the interests of students to the highest levels of the University. Whether it is about academic policies, course structures, on campus services, or SSAF allocation, the SRC is not afraid to speak up and strives to ensure that the student voice is always heard.
We also have an elected student representative on the University Council to ensure that an independent student perspective is considered in all strategic decision-making that affects students.
What does the SRC do?
The SRC organises and funds a range of activities, events and initiatives that seek to enhance the student university experience. For example, in 2016, the SRC worked with the University to have fairy lights installed down Wally's Walk, provided funding to a variety of clubs and societies to run their activities, provided food and drink during major events such as O Week and Harmony Day, and most notably, introduced RE:Conception to Macquarie University – a 2 day music festival that saw the likes of Timmy Trumpet, Didier Cohen, San Cisco and Furnace and the Fundamentals play on campus.
The overarching goal of the SRC is to make YOUR university what YOU want it to be!
The purpose of the SRC is to:
- communicate concerns and suggestions to the University on behalf of the student community (on matters within the Terms of Reference); and
- suggest how students’ money (raised by the Student Services and Amenities Fee [SSAF]) is spent on services to support students.
We aim to advance the education, culture and wellbeing of the student community. For example, we were instrumental in bringing the new Macquarie University Spatial Experience (MUSE) space to life.
We also act as a means of communication between the University, the student community and the Major Student Organisations (MSO).
The SRC may also perform any other functions conferred on it by the Vice-Chancellor.
The SRC consists of a committee of students, elected every two years. We also have an elected student representative on the University Council.
This SRC charter sets out guidelines for the conduct of the SRC and its members. It is based on good practice for a committee of this type.
In recent years, the SRC has identified several priorities for proposed expenditure above and beyond the current level of University expenditure.
Procedures and minutes
The SRC must meet at least four times per year. You can view our procedures and rules for SRC meetings.
SRC members are elected for two-year terms. To become a member of the SRC you must be a current student of Macquarie.