SRC representation

Working closely with both students and staff, the SRC represents and advocates the interests of students to the highest levels of the University as the peak consultative body for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The SRC strives to ensure that your voice is heard in relation to matters such as:

  • academic policies
  • course structures
  • on-campus services
  • SSAF allocation

Students who become SRC members are elected and appointed to the committee every two years.

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.

Our work

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
  • introduced RE:Conception to Macquarie University – a two-day music festival that saw the likes of Timmy Trumpet, Didier Cohen, San Cisco, and Furnace and the Fundamentals play on campus

In recent years, the SRC has identified several priorities for proposed expenditure above and beyond the current level of University expenditure

We also provide grants for student groups and postgraduates to hold events that will foster a greater sense of community. You can apply for a grant by filling out:

Our purpose

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)
  • 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 must meet at least four times per year and upon set procedures and rules. Review the procedures and minutes resulting from these meetings.

SRC governance

The SRC Charter [PDF 205KB] sets out guidelines for the conduct of the SRC and its members. It is based on good practice for a committee of this type. It supplements the SRC Constitution [PDF 1.4MB] and summarises important parts of the constitution. SRC members are responsible for familiarising themselves with this charter and the constitution.

Join the SRC

Members are elected for two-year terms. Find out how you can get involved in the Student Representative Committee.

Remember, the overarching goal of the SRC is to make Macquarie what you want it to be!

Contact us

  • Macquarie University
  • Level 1, Bassline, 18 Wally’s Walk
  • North Ryde NSW 2109
  • E: src@mq.edu.au