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The Student Governance Unit is responsible for coordinating and supporting the activities of the Student Representative Council (SRC), The Student Disciplinary and Advisory Panel (SDAP) and the Constitutional Tribunal.

What is the SRC?

The SRC is the highest Student Governance structure at the University of Pretoria (UP). It manages student matters and represents the student body on the University’s decision-making committees and forums. The SRC’s main objective is to serve the student body to the best of its ability and to support students as they strive towards academic success. It also coordinates organized student life activities and communicates student needs and interests to University Management. In order to form part of organized student life at UP, student societies register with the SRC on an annual basis.

What are Student Societies?

To ensure a well-balanced and holistic university experience, all students are encouraged to become actively involved in student life. An effective way in which to do this is by participating in actives of student societies. UP has more than 120 official student societies to choose from. Participating and becoming actively involved in the activities of a student society will enhance and allow you to gain the full benefits of a balanced student life.

The Student Disciplinary and Advisory Panel (SDAP)

The Student Disciplinary and Advisory Panel (SDAP) is a panel that is constituted by students from the Faculty of Law, which aims to provide assistance to students in the event that they are charged with misconduct by explaining the procedure followed from receipt of a charge sheet by a student, through the different stages of a disciplinary hearing.

What is the Constitutional Tribunal?

The Constitutional Tribunal, serves as the judicial arm of student governance at the University of Pretoria. The Constitutional Tribunal is responsible for student disciplinary hearings, the resolution of student disputes, inter-society disputes and SRC constitutional matters. The Constitutional Tribunal judges consist of well-trained, final, and pre-final year law students with a passion and respect for students’ rights and justice. The Tribunal is an independent, impartial, objective body, which is in place to ensure that the rights of the student population are upheld and protected.

Your leadership growth matters to us! Make sure that you participate in student governance to ensure that you graduate with an enhanced leadership profile.

Published by Bhaviksha Ramouthar

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