Event 1906 - Establishment of the Students' Representative Council


In 1906, the Student's Representative Council (SRC) was founded at the suggestion of Professor Masson. 'This Council of 43 members (one for every 23 students) was set up by the Sports Union to organise activities not connected with sport.' The SRC did not receive official recognition from the University Council until 1914 'and the role of student representation in the affairs of the University was enhanced in 1923 when they became entitled to elect two members of University Council.'

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Sources used to compile this entry: University of Melbourne Archives, Key 42: Students' Representative Council 1906, The University of Melbourne, 2017, https://archives.unimelb.edu.au/resources/keys-to-the-past/keys/key-42.

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