Student Representative Council
The Student Representative Council is Swinburne’s primary student representation and consultation body. Students are elected annually to sit on a variety of university boards and committees. They come together as a council to discuss student issues and university policy.
Roles and responsibilities
The roles and responsibilities of the SRC include:
- acting as a network for the exchange of information about the business being conducted by university boards and committees
- acting as a consultative body for education issues
- acting as a consultative body for education policy at the University
- increasing the level of student representation on Swinburne’s boards and committees
- improving the educational experience for all Swinburne University students (across all campuses and modes of delivery)
- consulting with and providing a forum for students to provide feedback and recommendations about:
- education quality and standards
- Swinburne’s policies and procedures
- Swinburne’s physical, cultural and technological learning environments
- student retention and engagement.
Our committees and boards
The committees and boards that make up the SRC are:
- Swinburne University Council
- Academic Senate
- Swinburne Student Life Board
- Faculty student consultative committees (for each faculty).
Faculty student consultative committees
Faculty student consultative committees (FSCC) facilitate collaboration and consultation between faculty leaders and their student representatives. There are FSCCs for all three faculties at Swinburne. Each FSCC has eight student representatives and every member of the SRC has a position on an FSCC. They meet several times a year to discuss issues and work together towards improving the Swinburne student experience.
FSCCs provide the opportunity for:
- providing faculty leaders with student feedback on ideas, projects and initiatives geared towards improving the faculty
- student representatives to raise academic issues
- an open forum for student representatives to provide suggestions for improving faculties
- collaborative projects between faculty leadership and student representatives.
Gathering your feedback
The SRC organises events and activities to facilitate student feedback and input around issues at Swinburne.
We operate a weekly stall at Hawthorn campus to get feedback from students via surveys, a suggestion box and just having conversations with our reps. We're usually located in the atrium by the library or in the AD108 area. We also have a collection of flyers and lollies for students to grab while you’re at our stall. We do this to get a wide range of feedback from many students and promote the service of the SRC to all students.