New SRC tables plans for 2011

06 December 2010

The SRC 2011 with vice-chancellor Dr Max PriceWell met: The SRC 2011 met with vice-chancellor Dr Max Price. Photographed here are (from left, back) Alexander Spoor, Mark Schoeman, Khanya-Khanyiso Gwaza, Mike Ramothwala, Ross Hare, Kim Senogles, Vimbai Paraffin, Lethu Shange, and Aboobaker Kalla. (Front) DVC Prof Crain Soudien, Jessica Price, VC Dr Max Price, Amanda Ngwenya, DVC Prof Danie Visser, and Sean Darge.

Social responsibility, creating an intellectual culture, a greener campus and changing student perceptions of leadership are some of the focus areas of the newly elected Student's Representative Council (SRC).

In an introductory meeting with vice-chancellor Dr Max Price and a number of deputy vice-chancellors and executive directors on 23 November, the SRC committee outlined their plans for 2011, including their intention to address the transformation process and the quality of student services.

SRC president Amanda Ngwenya noted a gap between student leaders and students, which needs to be closed.

"The perception of student leaders has become tainted, and now the SRC is caught in a time-warp, facing the same issues as 10 years ago," said Ngwenya.

"We can change this by encouraging a more productive student culture by including postgraduates as well as first-years."

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