Several organisations at the University look out for you and represent your interests.
If you’re an undergraduate the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) is a student-run body that represents your rights and interests.
The SRC provides free, independent and confidential caseworker help if you are dealing with issues such as an academic appeal, a Centrelink, tenancy or employment matter, harassment or discrimination. Caseworkers also provide free legal advice and representation on most legal matters.
You can get involved in one of the SRC collectives that campaign and provide resources to student groups. This includes groups for students with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA+), international, mature-age and female-identifying students.
The SRC also publishes a weekly student newspaper, Honi Soit.
The Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) is an independent representative association which provides assistance for academic or personal issues that postgraduate student members may experience.
To access the services provided by SUPRA, you need to join SUPRA (free of charge) and be a postgraduate coursework or research student at the University.
SUPRA produces a weekly email bulletin (Grad Post) and maintains many resources for information and advice. SUPRA represents the interests of all postgraduate students, giving you a voice within the University and the wider community. Find out more about how to get involved.
The University of Sydney Union (USU) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides student programs and services. They oversee over 200 student clubs and societies that you can join even if you aren't a member.
You can also pay for ACCESS membership, which gives you a discount at most of the food and drink outlets on campus.
The USU offers a range of student leadership and volunteering opportunities that help you gain valuable skills and experience.