What is the SRC?
Starting July 1st, 2020, UNSA (The University of Newcastle Students’ Association) assumed the role as the official student representative organisation for all students at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Prior to UNSA, the responsibility of student representation was divided among three separate associations.
The formation of UNSA was not just a merging of the three, but a significant step forward in providing a more diverse and inclusive representation for all university students.
As a new student at the University of Newcastle, you might be wondering what the Student Representative Council (SRC) is all about. Simply put, it’s a group of your fellow students who are elected to act as a voice for the student body. They work closely with UNSA to advocate for student needs and provide support programs.
The members of the SRC are your go-to people for any concerns or questions you have. They’re dedicated to ensuring you get the best university experience. They also participate in events and promotional campaigns to raise awareness about UNSA’s activities.
If you’re interested in leadership and making a positive impact, consider running for an SRC position. Each role has specific responsibilities related to its portfolio, with a dedicated operations team in their corner. Being a part of the SRC requires dedication and hard work, but the rewards are well worth it. You’ll develop valuable skills such as leadership, communication, and event coordination, and you’ll be well prepared for future employment opportunities.
Our actions are always guided by our ‘UNSA Values’. These values shape the way we engage with our community, guide our organisational operations, and serve as the foundation for all that we do. They inspire us to strive for excellence, and to make a positive impact in the university community and the world around us.