What does the SRC do for you?


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 who are elected in the second semester of each year. The functions of the SRC are devolved into seven different subcommittees which meet regularly:

The SRC meets at least five times a year  in order to discuss issues important to students. SRC members can put forward motions which are usually inspired by change that the members and students want to see happen at the University. The SRC has passed a number motions in its long history that have had a direct impact on the student body, from campaigning against tuition fee rises, to supporting students impacted by Universal Credit, to fighting to keep out-of-hours GP services in St Andrews, to creating 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 Association Chair (sachair@st-andrews.ac.uk). Additionally for information on proceedings you can view the simplified Councils rules.


SRC Dates

Semester 1:

Joint Councils, 24th September 6pm, Large Rehearsal Room

SRC, 1st October 6pm, Large Rehearsal Room

Joint Councils, 15th October 6pm, Large Rehearsal Room

SRC, 29th October 6pm, Large Rehearsal Room

Joint Councils, 19th November 6pm, Large Rehearsal Room


Semester 2:

SRC, 4th February 6pm, Large Rehearsal Room

Joint Councils, 25th February 6pm, Large Rehearsal Room

Joint Councils, 31st March 6pm, Large Rehearsal Room

SRC, 7th April 6pm, Large Rehearsal Room