What do Student Representative Committees do?

Student Representative Committees (SRCs) are groups of students elected by their peers to advocate for the student community. Each campus has its own SRC and there is an Online SRC that advocates for online students.

The SRCs:

  • promote networking opportunities for all students at Charles Sturt University
  • raise student ideas and issues with university decision makers
  • work towards creating a better study environment
  • organise student events
  • work on projects to improve student life
  • debate ideas in their student communities.

With SRC nominations opening on Wednesday 21 July 2021, now is a great time to get a better understanding of your SRC and how you could make a difference by joining the team.

Here’s a quick snapshot of what the SRCs have been working on to benefit their student communities.

Albury-Wodonga SRC

Current highlights:

  • 2020 – 50 x $200 hardship grants to students (fuel or grocery vouchers)
  • 2020 – weekly online competitions giving students $50 gift vouchers
  • 2021 – free food Tuesdays – Local Lion’s club providing a free breakfast or lunch to students
  • 2021 – free tea and coffee supplies in the learning commons
  • 2021 – $100 funding support to 27 students attending Uni Nationals
  • 2021 – supporting events like orientation, market day, pop culture night, Club BBQs, Harmony Day and World University Mental Health Day

To find out more about Albury-Wodonga SRC, visit their webpage or follow them on Facebook. If you’d like to join this SRC, keep an eye out for details on how to nominate on 21 July 2021.

Bathurst SRC

Current highlights:

  • 2021 – subsidised lunches for students in conjunction with Cheers ($7 off per student)
  • 2020 & 2021 – 4x $3000 scholarships for Bathurst Campus students
  • 2021 – free study snacks in the library for students
  • 2021 – supporting events (Clubs’ day, orientation, Mental Health Day, club BBQs and free food)
  • 2020 & 2021 – club grants/assistance for extra fees and helping clubs through the COVID period
  • 2021 – petitioning to reopen the uni bar (3 planned Rafter’s events for this year)
  • 2021 – free Easter eggs for the students during Easter
  • 2021 – $5000 funding to support students attending Uni Nationals

To find out more about Bathurst SRC, visit their webpage or follow them on Facebook. If you’d like to join this SRC, keep an eye out for details on how to nominate on 21 July 2021.

Online SRC

Current highlights:

  • 2020 & 2021 – providing 4 x $1000 scholarships to undergraduate & 2 x $2000 scholarship to postgraduate students
  • 2020 & 2021 – weekly online competitions with prizes of Online SRC or Charles Sturt merchandise
  • 2020 – 50 x $100 Get Moving vouchers to students for purchasing apparel or equipment to get active
  • 2021 – 47 x $300 resource vouchers for students to purchase resources to help with their studies e.g. textbooks, stationery, computer software
  • 2021 – 5 x sets of 2 tickets as prizes in a competition for online students to attend Mardi Gras in Sydney
  • 2021 – $200 funding support to 16 students attending uni nationals

To find out more about Online SRC, visit their webpage or follow them on Facebook. If you’d like to join this SRC, keep an eye out for details on how to nominate on 21 July 2021.

Port Macquarie

Current highlights:

  • 2021 – supporting events like University Mental Health Day, Christian Students Study Toasties, Doggy Welfare Day, Reconciliation Week activities
  • 2020 & 2021 – free tea and supplies in student kitchens
  • 2021 – $150 per athlete funding support for Uni Nationals

To find out more about Port Macquarie SRC, visit their webpage or follow them on Facebook. If you’d like to join this SRC, keep an eye out for details on how to nominate on 21 July 2021.

Wagga SRC

Current highlights:

  • 2020 – $64,069 to sporting, academic and social clubs to support them through COVID, plus equipment and advertisement for their clubs
  • 2020 – events such as Toga Feat. G-flip and Crowchella
  • 2020 – talking with the student body about the hardship of moving to online study and advocating for them to leadership within the university
  • 2021 – so far have given clubs $13,850, supporting them with registration costs for competitions, social events and financial support during COVID
  • 2021 – $250 to student filmmakers to help create a film for the RVK Feminist film festival
  • 2021 – highlighting student safety concerns on Wagga campus and advocating to staff within the university
  • 2021 – compiling a report addressing the Recreational Centre on Wagga campus and advocating for change
  • 2021 – policy development
  • 2021 – free Back to School event at the Crow Bar
  • 2021 – Unisports contribution of $100 per student

To find out more about Wagga SRC, visit their webpage or follow them on Facebook. If you’d like to join this SRC, keep an eye out for details on how to nominate on 21 July 2021.

Orange and Dubbo SRCs

If you’re in Orange or Dubbo, click your SRC’s logo below to find how more!