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Student Representative Council

The Student Representative Council (SRC) is considered to be a statutory structure as provided for in the Higher Education Act. The SRC offers a variety of services to individual students and different student groupings and in offering these services the SRC exercises political, economic and administrative authority in order to manage the activities of student life. As such, the SRC is the highest decision-making structure of student governance at Wits University.

 In line with the definition of governance, the roles and responsibilities of the SRC include:

  1. Participating in institutional decision-making structures.
  2. Advising and supporting the delivery of effective and efficient student support services.
  3. Managing and administering student representation at different levels.
  4. Advising on the development of academic programmes and student-learning experiences.
  5. Participating in the development and implementation of institutional and national policies on higher education.

The SRC is elected annually by the students and consists of 18 members who either represent other student organisations or are independents. The duties, functions, privileges, and term of office are set out in the SRC Constitution and election by-laws approved by Council as institutional rules.

The SRC is a vital stakeholder within Wits University, since various decisions require consultation with the SRC. Wits University through these processes embraces the notion of co-operative governance.

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