Student-Staff Reference Committee

What is the Student-Staff Reference Committee (SSRC)?

The Student-Staff Reference Committee (SSRC) is a collaboration between the Faculty of Science staff and students, established to amplify the student voice and to enhance your student experience.

The undergraduate committee consists of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Agriculture students from each year level and student societies, as well as Faculty of Science academics and staff.

The graduate committee consists of students from various Science Coursework degrees in Science.

The SSRC student representatives meet regularly with academic staff to ensure your voices are heard as Science students!

The SSRC provides student led insights, feedback and evidence on both academic and non-academic matters, around three core areas of focus:

  • First year experience
  • Student wellbeing
  • Community and connection

The committee meets 2 times a semester and 4 in total per calendar year.

What has the SSRC achieved so far?

To ensure that we address student feedback, we provide yearly reports on the feedback received and the resulting changes implemented. Please note that the information provided below showcases just a glimpse of the proactive steps the Faculty is actively working on.​

We believe in an ongoing dialogue and collaboration with our students for continuous improvement. Some initiatives have already been put into action, while others are currently in progress.

Your student representatives are here and eager to hear your thoughts! Feel free to reach out to them with any concerns or suggestions you may have. Your input is incredibly valuable to us!

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Undergraduate Student Committee Members

The undergraduate student committee members are your student advocates for the BSc! They will be reaching out to you in a variety of ways to collect feedback and gain insights into your student experience. Your feedback will be discussed at committee meetings and will inform the faculty action plans related to Student Wellbeing, Employability, Diversity and Inclusion. Please reach out to them if there is anything you would like to discuss relating to your studies and university experience!

Graduate Student Committee Members

The graduate student committee members are your student advocates for the graduate cohort! They will be reaching out to you in a variety of ways to collect feedback and gain insights into your student experience. Your feedback will be discussed at committee meetings and will inform the faculty action plans related to Student Wellbeing,Community and connection and Skill Development. Please reach out to them if there is anything you would like to discuss relating to your studies and university experience.

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Anthea Lam

1st Year Master of Agricultural Sciences
anthea.lam1@student.unimelb.edu.au
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Zhikun Tao

1st Year Master of Agricultural Sciences
zhikunt@student.unimelb.edu.au
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Christina Cui

1st Year Master of Biotechnology
cxcui@student.unimelb.edu.au
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Anqi Wang

2nd Year Master of Biotechnology
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Yifan Qin

1st Year Master of Biotechnology
yifqin2@student.unimelb.edu.au
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Ao Liu

1st Year Master of Biotechnology
aoliu2@student.unimelb.edu.au
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Wen Zhou

1st Year Master of Data Science
wzzho2@student.unimelb.edu.au
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Angeline Arifin

1st Year Master of Food Packaging Innovation
aaarifin@student.unimelb.edu.au

What happens at each Committee Meeting?

At each committee meeting, the student representatives meet with the professional and academic staff committee members to discuss Academic and Non-Academic Matters.

Academic Matters:

  • Share feedback and comments on academic matters related to your course
  • Seek to resolve problems that are of concern to students undertaking FoS undergraduate/graduate courses

Non-Academic Matters:

  • Assist in the implementation of the onboarding plans and programs. ​
  • Inform the implementation of undergraduate student experience programs in the FoS ​
  • Provide feedback to improve communication between the Faculty and Science undergraduate/graduate students. ​
  • Inform the faculty action plans related to the University wide strategies such as Student Wellbeing, Employability, Diversity and Inclusion

The committee does not handle the following matters:

  • Individual students’ personal problems except when these issues raise more general concerns that might affect other students
  • Academic performance and progression of individual students and
  • Grievances and complaints

How do I get involved?

We are currently recruiting committee members for undergraduate and graduate coursework committees.

Student membership is for one academic year.

Preference is given to students who have previous experience as a student representative or advocate, have established methods of collecting data from a wide range of students, and who have effective communication skills.

Committee members will receive recognition in Melbourne Plus for Community Engagement.

Want to get involved?

Applications are now open to join the undergraduate SSRC! If you are Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Agriculture student and you would like to be a part of the SSRC, please register below.

Register here!