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SRC Officer Reports – Week 7, Sem 2, 2017

President’s Report Isabella Brook This week there are two important things happening on campus. On Wednesday, the NTEU (the union representing staff at usyd) will be striking for 24 hours. This is due to the university’s refusal to improve the working conditions and pay of staff. Striking is a way for staff members to exercise…

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SRC Officer Reports – Week 5, Sem 2, 2017

President’s Report Isabella Brook This week the FASS Board voted to increase their late work penalties from 2% per business day to 5% per calendar day. Whilst this change will only effect one part of the university, it comes at a time when our University Executive is considering a university wide late work policy. I…

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SRC Officer Reports – Week 4, Semester 2, 2017

President’s Report Isabella Brook Last Tuesday the Australian Human Rights Commission released their landmark report on sexual assault and harassment at Australian universities. At The University of Sydney 31% of students surveyed reported experiencing sexual harassment at university and 2.5% were sexually assaulted in a university setting. If you are sitting in a lecture with…

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SRC Officer Reports: Week 2, Semester 2, 2017

President’s Report Isabella Brook Last Tuesday the Australian Human Rights Commission released their landmark report on sexual assault and harassment at Australian universities. At The University of Sydney 31% of students surveyed reported experiencing sexual harassment at university and 2.5% were sexually assaulted in a university setting. If you are sitting in a lecture with…

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SRC Reports – Week 1, Semester 2, 2017

President’s Report Isabella Brook Welcome back to semester two! I hope you’ve all had a relaxing and refreshing winter break. The SRC has been working hard over the break helping students with academic appeals and I’ve spoken at a number of semester two orientation events to make sure new students know all about the SRC.…

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SRC Reports – Week 13, Semester 1, 2017

President’s Report Isabella Brook As semester one draws to a close I thought this week’s report would be the perfect opportunity to update you all on the work I’ve done in my first six months as president of your SRC. I’ve spent a large part of the year so far working with our General Secretaries,…

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SRC Officer Reports: Week 12, Semester 1, 2017

President’s Report Isabella Brook Its week 12 and that means we’re one week closer to stuvac, exams and the end of Semester One ! I wanted to use this week’s report to update you all on an issue that has been pottering on for the entirety of this semester, and that is the Enterprise Bargaining…

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SRC President ISABELLA BROOK Last Wednesday thousands of students across the country protested in a National Day of Action against the federal Government’s proposed cuts to higher education. The Sydney University protest was attended by hundreds of students and included speakers from the National Tertiary Education Union and federal politicians. What these national protests show…

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SRC Officer Posts – Week 9, Semester 1, 2017

President’s Report Isabella Brook Last week the Federal Education Minister, Simon Birmingham announced a $2.8 billion cut to Higher Education funding. These cuts to the sector will be passed onto students, with university fees set to increase. This means that we will be paying more for our degrees with no proportional increase in the quality…

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SRC Reports: Week 7, Semester 2, 2017

President’s Report Isabella Brook Welcome back ! I hope you all enjoyed your well deserved break, we’re one week closer to the end of semester.With that in mind, I thought this week would be a good week to update you on some of the student issues that I’ve been working on this semester. First, you…