SRC Elections 2016

About Elections

What are student elections?

Election week takes place once a year. It’s when students get to have a say in who represents them.

There’s elections for the board of the Adelaide University Union (who run O’Week and provide services like Student Care), the Student Representative Council (your voice on campus!), the editors of On Dit, and the directors of student radio.

All students at the University get to vote, and it lets you shape the future of your uni experience!

How do you run?

All that’s required is for students to nominate themselves for a position when the election is called. The nomination period has already closed, but keep an eye out for next year.

What is the criteria for nomination?

You need to be enrolled as a student and a member of the Adelaide University Union. Some positions have extra requirements: for example, directors of the Union board must be over 18, and the SRC Women’s Officer must be a woman.

Why you should vote.

The Adelaide University Union and the SRC provide services on campus that can have a huge effect on your time at uni. The elections let students have a direct say in how these services are run and what they stand for.

How do you vote?

During election week, there’ll be polling booths on the Barr Smith Lawns and out the front of the Hub. There will also be booths at Roseworthy and Waite campuses. Drop by one of these booths (and make sure you have your student ID card), and you can vote there.

Who are the candidates?

You can find out more information about the people running for election on the election website. You can also talk to the people in the colourful shirts during election week, or look online.

What’s in it for you?

Was there an event or a campaign that you really liked? Something amazing you discovered on student radio? Then you can vote for someone who’s going to do more of that. Also, you get a sticker that tells people you’ve already voted, and who doesn’t want that?

2016 Election results now available

View / Download the 2016 election OFFICIAL declaration of results

Casual Vacancy - Notice

The official notice of casual vacancy can be downloaded here.

Applications are now open for casual vacancies that have arisen on the Student Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Adelaide. Students of the University of Adelaide who wish to become involved in student representation and advocacy are encouraged to apply.

The position of General Secretary is vacant.

To hold the position of General Secretary you must be currently enrolled as a student at the University of Adelaide. In this role, you will advocate for the interests and concerns of students on campus and work with other members of the SRC to fulfill the SRC’s objectives.

The General Secretary role is largely administrative. You would be expected to attend and take minutes of fortnightly SRC meetings during term time. You would also be expected to prepare the papers for these SRC meetings, in line with the requirements of the SRC’s constitution. The General Secretary is also a member of the SRC Executive, which meets outside of academic term and between SRC meetings, and is a co-signatory on the SRC bank account.  You may be required to sit on University committees and help run relevant events and campaigns throughout the year.

If you are interested in applying for either position, please submit your application to with the subject line 'Casual Vacancy Application‘. Should you require any additional information please send any enquiries to the email listed above.
Please include the following information in your email:
Degree and year of study:
Position Applied For:
Why you would like to join the SRC and what you would like to do on SRC:
(Approximately 150 words)
Please include any (relevant) experience.
The closing date for applications is 5pm,  26/07/2017
For any questions regarding the vacant positions or the process for filling casual vacancies, please contact the SRC Administrator via email