Nominations are now open for new members of Student Representative Committees (SRCs) on CSU campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga, as well as the new Online Study SRC. We caught up with the Wagga Wagga SRC (Rivcoll) President, Hannah Morriss, to find out more about what the SRC involves.
What made you decide to get involved in the SRC?
I become involved in the SRC to help make a difference to student life at CSU. I love being able to represent all the diverse range of students we have on our campus.
What are some of the projects you’ve worked on while you’ve been on the SRC?
We’ve approved a lot of new clubs since I have been on the SRC, held many successful events at the Crow Bar and implemented the “Blow me first” program around campus that draws attention to drink-driving and the fact you could still blow over the limit after a big night out. We’ve also helped provide funding for many of our sporting clubs, including the replacement of football posts on both the AFL and rugby fields on campus.
What does your role as President involve?
As the President, I’m involved in chairing our fortnightly meetings, leading the SRC on projects and making sure the whole board is working together to achieve our goals. I also answer emails from students and staff members, and assist in organising events around the campus.
Why would you encourage other students to get involved?
It’s a great way to get involved more with the University. There’s the opportunity for you to improve things around campus or implement new things to make everyone’s university experience more enjoyable.
What are some of the qualities you think people need to be effective SRC members?
SRC members should have good communication skills, be passionate about CSU and be able to work as part of a team.
Nominations for CSU’s SRCs are now open until midday on 27 July, with online voting to be held in August. You can find out more about the SRCs, including how many vacant spots are available on each committee, by heading to the Student Representation page.