You can read final reports from all 2014-15 members of
the Students' Representative Council (SRC) on yourunion.net/agm2015.
The SRC, short for Students' Representative Council, is your student voice. It is the legally-recognised body for student representation at the University of St Andrews since 1889.
The SRC currently has 27 members and is split into seven different subcommittees that meet regularly:
The most important aspect of the SRC is that its members are elected annually by the student body during the March elections to represent and serve the student interest.
The SRC meets every fortnight during the semester in order to discuss issues important to students. SRC members can also put forward motions that are usually inspired by change that the members and students want to see happen at the University. Motions that receive a majority of votes become a policy and are put in to action within a few weeks’ time. The SRC has passed a number motions in its long history that have had a direct impact on the student body, including the motion to campaign against £9k tuition fees, the Kenly Wind Farm campaign, the creation of the student accommodation survey, the zero tolerance policy against harassment and discrimination, and much more.
The SRC has the power to lobby the University to make change in a number of different ways, including providing more money for student activities, taking a public stance on a particular political or ethical issue, or improving the teaching experience. All of these actions begin in the SRC.
Make sure to check out the Get Involved tab to find out more information about the Open Forum, Student Petition, and initiating change through the SRC.
If you want to learn more about the SRC and its role, please get in touch with the Director of Representation (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additionally for information on proceedings you can view the simplified Councils rules.
Semester 1 and 2 Meeting Schedule
NUS Referendum Rules
Copy of the rules can be found using this link.