What is the SRC?
UPDATE: The ballots are now open! You should have received an email from the University with instructions and a link to vote; otherwise, you can go to https://blue-uon.com/Blue and sign in with your student credentials to access the ballot.
The Student Representative Council (SRC) is a group of students – elected by you! – that communicates the needs of students and guides UNSA in addressing them, through advocacy and student support programs.
Members of the SRC also help raise awareness of UNSA's activities through participation in events and promotional campaigns, and meet with students (relevant to their portfolio) to offer assistance and hear their concerns.
SRC positions are important and exclusive leadership roles, each of which has key responsibilities related to its portfolio. For a full description of SRC positions and responsibilities, please refer to our SRC Terms of Reference or click on individual roles in the list below.
UNSA requires its SRC members to devote significant time and energy towards enhancing the student experience. In return, these members gain valuable (and highly employable) skills in leadership, governance, project management, advocacy, communication, collaboration, strategic planning, event coordination and working for a non-profit organisation. (They also have a lot of fun!)
In recognition for their efforts, SRC members – apart from the University Council Student Representative and Student Representative on Academic Senate – are also paid as employees of UNSA.
The following SRC roles are open for nominations:
The highlighted positions
are casual vacancies. This means that they are not currently occupied, and whichever student is elected to these positions will assume them immediately (rather than from the start of 2022).
The positions in bold
are determined through other elections separate to ours.
At the end of August (see dates below), nominations will open for all SRC positions. You will receive an email in your student inbox from the University's Returning Officer, inviting you to nominate yourself for any position(s) for which you are eligible; you'll also be given instructions on what to include in your nomination, and where to submit it. Nominations will close two weeks later.
Throughout September and early October, candidates will be given time to campaign, and then on October 11, voting will commence. Again, you'll be sent an email from the Returning Officer, with a private link for you to cast your votes for each role. Voting will close two weeks later.
Successful candidates with be announced at the end of October.
Monday, August 30: Nominations open
Friday, September 10: Nominations close
Monday, October 11: Ballots opens
Friday, October 22: Ballots close
Friday, October 29: Results announced