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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…

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SRC Reports – Week 5, Semester 1, 2017

President’s Report Isabella Brook It’s week 5 and that most likely means that you’re reading this reports section of Honi as a very desperate attempt of procrastination from assessments with looming deadlines. So, to alleviate the feeling of total doom as you pull an all nighter, I’m going to focus on two pieces of good…

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SRC Officer Reports – Week 4, Semester 1, 2017

President’s Report Isabella Brook By the time you’re reading this report the Academic Board of the University, that is the top advisory body when it comes to academic matters, will have voted for or against a proposal that seeks to alter semester dates. This proposal plans to shorten semesters from 13 weeks to 12 weeks…

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SRC Officer Reports – Week 3, Semester 1, 2017

President’s Report Isabella Brook The SRC at Sydney University has a long and proud history of student activism. In the 1970’s tens of thousands of students joined demonstrations against the Vietnam War. In 1975 political economy students, including Anthony Albanese, scaled the university clock tower in support of an autonomous political economy department. And just…

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SRC Officer Reports, Week 2, Sem 1 2017

President’s Report Isabella Brook Wednesday last week marked International Women’s Day and on Saturday hundreds of women in Sydney marched in solidarity with women across the globe. The 2014 Women’s Day March was actually the first SRC event I ever attended as a bright-eyed and bushy tailed first year. I remember being in awe of…

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SRC Officer Reports – Week1, Sem 2, 2017

President’s Report Isabella Brook Congrats on making it through O-week and to the hallowed SRC pages of Honi Soit! The SRC had a massively successful O-Week. We talked to hundreds of students about the SRC and its incredible services as well as giving out over 1000 free SRC goodie bags! Our collectives also had a…

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SRC Office Bearer Reports – Week 12, Semester 2, 2016

SRC President Chloe Smith This week, for one of the last reports of my term, I want to talk about student representation and the important role it plays within the machinery of this university. Many of you don’t really understand the nature of what student reps do, and that is our fault and to our…

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SRC Officer Report – Week 11, Semester 2, 2016

President Chloe Smith Many of you will have seen Sydney Uni feature in the news this week, most prominently in the Sydney Morning Herald and again on 60 Minutes, regarding the issue of sexual assault and harassment on campus. Whilst this is by no means a new story, I’m glad that it is finally beginning…

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SRC Officer Reports: Week 9, Semester 2, 2016

President Chloe Smith Although the SRC has been in full election season mode for the past two weeks (thankfully culminating in voting on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week – go vote!) our work hasn’t stopped in the slightest. This time of year is one of the busiest for our casework staff, as they deal…