Being a student leader at CQUniversity is a unique opportunity. Students are provided with the chance to develop their leadership skills, contribute directly to improving the student experience, and enhance their resume and employability.
The Student Representative Council (SRC) is currently seeking nominations for 13 positions across Australia. The SRC is a collective group of students, elected by their peers, and appointed to engage with and advocate for the student community. Our members are organised, enthusiastic, dedicated and committed to their roles and responsibilities. Members are elected to represent all course-levels and locations across Australia.
Deputy Chair and South Australia Representative, Emily Bryson, has shared why she joined the SRC and explains why you should apply! Keep reading to find out more…
Hey there fellow CQUni students! I’m Emily, the SRC’s Deputy Chair and South Australia Representative. I joined the SRC in August 2018, just a few months into my research degree. This was my first time giving leadership a go at uni and it’s been a rewarding and confidence-boosting experience. I feel fortunate to be able to work together with a diverse group of peers to share our voices and help shape the student experience.
CQUni is unique with our large number of campuses, study hubs and students online and on-campus. By getting to know my fellow SRC members I’ve learned a lot about the needs and expectations of Indigenous, international and distance students. This has helped me to become a better advocate for them as well as my own cohort.
Like most volunteer positions, you get out of it what you put into it. As an SRC member, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to travel to other campuses for professional development and leadership conferences. Members have open invitations to attend and represent the student voice on university committees as well. I put my hand up to join the Academic Board and have been welcomed by a very supportive group of senior staff who value my time and feedback at every meeting.
My experience as an SRC member has given me a new appreciation for how much our uni values its students and ensuring we have the support we need to succeed. I’m proud to have played a part in this and would encourage anyone thinking of joining the SRC to nominate themselves and run for election. With several previous members graduating and finishing their terms of office, we are excited to welcome 13 new students this year. We have some awesome things we want to do this year, but need your help in making it happen! Apply now!
How to apply…
If you are organised, enthusiastic and passionate about enhancing the student experience, please send a completed nominations form, current CV and a statement detailing why you should be a student leader in 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations close Tuesday, 31 March.
Good luck! Check out the SRC Portal page for more information.