FIFTEEN YEARS OF
Congress may look a little different this year, but it will still be an explosion of Student Voice!
Pitch your education issue and vote which issue to work on
Hear from a panel of students about their perspectives on education and their diverse experiences of schooling.
This session is optional
The program is subject to change. Keep an eye on the website and our socials to keep up to date.
Bri (she/her) is a year 12 student and is finishing up her third term as a VicSRC Executive. She lives in North-East Victoria in a little town of under 4000 people. Bri believes that everyone has the right to a high quality education that will aid them in whatever future they choose, regardless of where they live.
Tafara (he/him) is a year 12 student from Bendigo and a member of the 2019 – 2020 VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee. He believes that students should be overseers of their own education and student agency should be embedded into the culture of every school.
Issy (they/them) is a disabled and queer young person currently undertaking year 12 in an alternative education format. They work in the disability and youth space, and frequently writes too. They are passionate about accessible education and representation.
Lochie (he/him) is a Rural Youth Ambassador living in Mortlake in south west Victoria and studying year 11. He is passionate about the agricultural industry and showing cattle, which has taken him all around the world.
Talia (she/her) is a sport-loving student currently studying year 12. She is deaf in her left ear and partially deaf in her right ear. She loves the colour yellow and is hoping to study education when she finishes school.
The Winter Flares is an Australian sibling duo who have performed across Australia and New Zealand at music festivals and for audiences of up to ten thousand people. Elina (15) and Ethan (17) have a diverse repertoite and use vocals, piano and keyboard, guitar, saxophone a ukulele in their work.
Got an issue with our education system? Congress is here to help! Anyone at Congress can pitch an issue and the whole group votes on the top twelve issues to work on.
Action Teams are groups of delegates led by the VicSRC Executive Committee. They develop plans of action on the top issues. You get to pick your Action Team based on which issue is most important to you. Over the course of Congress, you will spend time with your Action Team working on actions and strategies that will help solve your issue, ending with presenting your plan and everyone voting on the order of priority.
Over the years we have had some amazing people come and speak at Congress. Keep an eye on our socials for our speaker and panel announcements!
Before Congress 2020, you will be contacted by a member of the event team to help you get set up. Outlined below is what you will need to participate in Congress 2020 virtually.
All the platforms required to participate in Congress 2020 are web-based. This means you can access them in your web-browser without downloading them onto your personal device.
There are three platforms you will need to access to participate in Congress 2020:
For optimal experience we recommend you download the Zoom client and the Congress Event Application onto your device.
These platforms require the following to operate effectively:
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Please note that VicSRC's Online Learning Suite does not support Internet Explorer.