Welcome to the Student Representation Network!

The Student Representation Network was launched in 2023 as a forum that brings together student representatives from across Flinders University for discussion, collaboration, and change. Flinders University has hundreds of reps – in Topics and Courses – as well as students who sit on University Committees and other decision-making bodies. Before its launch there wasn’t a place where we all can come together and share experiences and perspectives.

Th Student Representation Network is a chance for reps to meet each other, network with like-minded individuals, and share ideas on how we can create a better experience for all. The Student Representation Network provides advice to FUSA on empowering student representatives at the University, strengthening student participation in University decision-making, and on other matters raised by student representatives across the University. We ask for rep feedback on a specific policy or issue that the FUSA Education Officer is developing a position on, which they can then take to University committees and decision-makers.

Semester 1 2024

We’re excited to invite you to the first meeting this year of the Student Representation Network on 9 May 2024.

This gathering will be a great opportunity for us to get to know each other, share your experience as reps so far, as well as discuss ways to make the student experience even better! Your conversations also help inform FUSA Student Council so they can ensure they give representative feedback to the University, in committees and conversations with leadership.

The details:

When: 12.30pm – 1.30pm (networking and refreshments to 2pm) on Thursday, 9 May 2023.

Where: The Studios behind Grind & Press, ground floor of the Professional Services Building, Bedford Park (J10 on the Campus Map). Note: for those unable to attend in person, there will be an online attendance option.

Theme: Assessment!! The Assessment Policy and related procedures are currently up for review and FUSA are keen to hear what is working well or could work better for students. Your feedback will help inform our response to the policy review and hopefully influence some positive change.

RSVP: Before Monday, 6 May 2023

Light lunch provided

We hope that you will be able to join us and we look forward to seeing you there. If you can’t make it there will be another opportunity to meet later in the year.

Feel free to reach out to the student representation team at srdo@flinders.edu.au if you have any questions.

may meeting 2023

A photo of the first Student Representation NetworkThe first meeting of the Student Representation Network was held on 4 May on Bedford Park campus. More than 50 reps gathered from every part of the University to provide feedback and advice on the use of Artificial Intelligence in the learning Experience.
This meeting was a huge success and we would like to thank all the reps who attended.
A report has been produced by the FUSA Education Officer and Student Representation team that provides an overview of the discussion and a set of recommendations. You can download the report below.


We’re happy to announce that the time has been set for the second gathering of the Student Representation Network (SRN).

When: Thursday, 31 August from 12pm – 1.30pm.

Where: Alere Function Room, top level of the Student Hub (Bedford Park) and online

RSVP:  By 28 August using the link provided on the Student Reps Space

For new reps, the SRN is our semesterly gathering of reps from all across the University. Chaired by the FUSA Education Officer, Jess Williams, you can share your thoughts and experiences to help inform decision-making at the University. The first meeting of the SRN discussed AI and the learning experience. From your feedback we produced a report that has been shared in University committees.

Theme is ‘The Principles of Meaningful Engagement.’

We’ve all heard the term ‘Student Engagement’ tossed around on campus – it’s a big thing at Flinders and across other Universities in Australia. But let’s admit it: with its constant use, the real meaning can get a bit lost.

We are looking to develop a simple set of principles to share with the University that can be used to design engagement and assess engagement efforts – in the classroom, in committees, in College activities and the wider University.

This SRN is an opportunity to discuss what makes good engagement, what makes poor engagement, and areas you can see for the University to shift what it is doing to engage with students more meaningfully.  

There will be a light lunch and an opportunity to chat with peers as well. We look forward to hearing from you. To help with catering, we ask that you RSVP by 28 August 2023 using the link.

You can get in contact with Student Representation team at srdo@flinders.edu.au if you have any questions.