The SRC International exists to represent, advocate for and serve the needs and interest of all international students at UNSW.
The SRC International is the representative body for the wide and diverse community of international students studying at UNSW. We seek to best serve the interests and needs of international students by providing a variety of services and activities. The International Students Collective forms the backbone of the SRC International, made up of enthusiastic volunteers.
A zero-tolerance for discrimination within a harmonious and diverse cultural environment for international students at UNSW.
- Advocate for the interests and needs of international students at UNSW;
- Represent international students at UNSW and act as a bridge of communication between the university and international students;
- Provide consultation, help and supports for international students at UNSW;
- Promote cross-cultural awareness and interactions in UNSW;
- Engage international students on c
- ampus with various events and activities;
- Immigration policy changes
- Language training (i.e. IELTS)
- Career opportunities
- Legal issues (Travel Concession Campaign)
- On- and off-campus Safety
- Culture integration
The above objectives have been met through conducting following events in the past two years:
- International Night Market
- Travel Concession Campaign
- Migration Seminars
- IELTS Workshops
- Self-defence/Martial Art Workshops
- 'Know Your Rights' Legal Workshops
- International Student Liaison Group Meetings
- International Mingling Night
- International Student Photographic Competition
- In addition, we had the two annual portfolios below that constitute the above activities:
- International Festival
- International Week
Send us an email or pop by one of our events to get involved!
Come meet the Welfare Collective, a group of active students who are passionate about ensuring an accessible and affordable uni experience regardless of socio-economic status.
We run campaigns such as increased funding for Youth Allowance, plus textbook, food and student housing costs.
We also run the infamous free breakfast stall at different locations across campus! To keep up to date on these locations and the campaigns we run join our Facebook group for more info.
Check out our UNSW Welfare Collective Facebook page for news, upcoming events and to show your support.
The Ethno-Cultural Collective is here to provide support and a safe, autonomous space for students that have felt marginalised on the basis of their race, ethnicity or culture.
We host campaigns and events that not only celebrate our diverse cultures, but also educate the wider UNSW community on racism and ally-ship.
Additionally, our People of Colour Collective and the Women of Colour Collective (open to all women-identifying students) are opportunities for students who self-identify as non-white to gather autonomously both online and in person throughout the year.
For more information on our collective times and what we do check out our Facebook group, or contact our 2016 Ethno-Cultural Officer, Fahad Ali at email@example.com.
It's our job to support and represent all students on campus who are queer - that is, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, genderqueer, asexual or anywhere within the Queer spectrum. Look out for Queer Collective meetings, parties and events and more!
Check the Facebook page out for all information relating to upcoming events, Queer Collective meeting times, access to queer lounge etc.
Get in contact if you would like to be added to the secret Facebook Group (only other members will be able to see you are in the group and it won't be searchable).
If you have any questions, hot ideas, or anything else shoot us an email.
The Women's Collective is a great social way of getting involved in your SRC and increasing representation of women in our student organisations. We run a range of events; from social events to working with the university to make UNSW a safer space for women.
Come along to our weekly meetings! Our meetings are autonomous and run Monday 3 - 4pm and all women-identifying students are welcome. Here we plan campaigns and activities to raise awareness about gender issues that affect women disproportionately.
You can also stay updated by emailing Lizzie Butterworth, the Women's Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org and asking to be added to the Women's Collective group on Facebook and be sure to like our page for more updates!
The Indigenous Collective and the Indigenous Society campaign for and promote the interests of Indigenous students in the university, the government and the wider community.
The main focus of the Collective is to promote reconciliation, and ensure that Indigenous students are not only visible but active on campus through organising events that bring Indigenous and non Indigenous students together.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with the collective and we invite all students - Indigenous and non-Indigenous - to get active. So contact our Indigenous Officer at email@example.com and get involved in the collective today!
YARN is a proactive group of people who want to talk and take action on Indigenous Australian issues and issues of social justice.
It invites anyone who is keen to know a little more about Indigenous issues, who want to ask questions for the group, who want to know how to get involved, or who want to become part of the group discussion every week on your campus.
YARN strives to build and maintain:
- A safe space for both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous students on campus
- An opportunity for greater understanding of Indigenous culture
- Support networks between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous students
- Links to the local Indigenous community
- Youth Awareness Resource Network
Youth: Young Australians who want to build a understanding of Indigenous Culture and their experiences to provide better relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians for generations to come.
Awareness: Through different avenues Y.A.R.N members are engaged with Indigenous Culture and history through cultural awareness. To which is then pass onto their friends, work mates, and communities groups.
Resource: Y.A.R.N is able to provide the right resources to understand Indigenous culture, through books, articles, and individual stories.
Network: Y.A.R.N strives to build networks with community organisations to help break down the divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. As we are expanding we are a part of a greater network of people stretching across Australia with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
If you'd like to find out more about this organisation please send an email on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Environment Office & Collective is here to represent your interests in making our university more environmentally sustainable and responsible.
We're a diverse bunch from all backgrounds but we're all passionate about the world around us, and we believe that our campus here at UNSW can show the world what it means to be environmentally responsible.
We're an active group, meeting up at least once a week to discuss plans and run campaigns. We also organise regular social events so you can have fun getting to know everyone. We'd love to see you at the next gathering! For semester 1 2017, our weekly meetings will be from 11am-12pm every Monday at Thoughtful Foods cooperative in the Blockhouse on lower campus.
Check Facebook for details about our upcoming events, and fill out this form to volunteer with the team. Please check out our website for further information, and for anything else, including any bright ideas you might have, feel free to send an email to the 2017 Environment Officer Breana Macpherson-Rice at email@example.com.
Fossil Free Campaign
Maybe you have seen students around campus with orange decorations making a fuss about UNSW’s investments in fossil fuels. That’s us! We are calling on UNSW to take moral and intellectual leadership and #divest from the fossil fuel industry most responsible for climate change – because if it’s wrong to wreck the climate, then it’s wrong to profit off that wreckage.
Find out more about our campaign on our website, follow our facebook page and be sure to let us know if you want to volunteer.
The Education Collective is your student activist group at UNSW. Providing a forum for students to fight for change to improve our education system, university and local community.
Sometimes you gotta fight for your right to get educated! The UNSW Education Collective was instrumental behind the fight against fee deregulation, interest rates on HECS-HELP, and cuts to student income support.
The collective meets twice a week to discuss any student concerns about their education and to brainstorm new and creative ways of combating these. We want to fight with you, not just for you. So visit our Facebook page for more information.
Students with Disabilities Collective
The Students with Disabilities Collective appreciate that uni can be a challenge for any student, but is potentially even more so for students with living with disabilities.
The Students with Disabilities Officer represents all students living with a disability (including those living with mental illness) on the Student Representative Council. Our aim is to make university a more positive experience for these students, without disadvantage or discrimination and to maximise the support available.
We do this by listening to any issues, concerns, or complaints that you may have, and making sure university policies meet requirements. As well as this, we advocate for students living with a disability and provide discrimination support, promote disability-friendly events such as BBQs, film nights, awareness days, campaigns and more.
It's our mission to provide all the support we can to make sure students with disabilities have every chance of reaching their full potential and enjoying their time at university.
The best way to get involved is to come visit your Students with Disabilities Officer! Charlotte will tell you about local issues and campaigns, as well as how you can help the campaign. You can also visit this site for details of our letter writing campaigns or take part in one of our features. For inquires or for a friendly chat contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another way to get involved, show your support, and keep abreast of news and upcoming events would be join our Facebook group, please email email@example.com or message the Facebook page.
The department has established affiliations with key organisations which may be of interest to you. These are:
We also have a Disability and Welfare Room - a snazzy new space for any student living with a disabilities or welfare concerns to hang out, relax, and have a chat. Some of the facilities include a couch and bed, basic food preparation facilities, table and chairs, and donated textbooks.
The Disability and Welfare Room is located in the Arc Precinct, Baxter College, off Basser Steps and is open Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6pm. Visit or contact us or Arc Reception for access and more info.
UNSW Disability Awareness Campaign
The UNSW Disability Awareness Campaign exists to give UNSW students with disabilities a voice on campus.
A huge barrier faced by disabled students is the attitudes of other students and people in general. A stigma is attached to those classified as disabled students. The Disability Awareness Campaign exists to remove this confusion and misunderstanding surrounding disabilities and to instead inspire students within university to remove the stigma associated with disabled students.
- A day in the Life
- Disability Service Audit