Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)UB/GUILD/A/2
TitleStudents' Representative Council
Extent1 volume
DescriptionMinute book contains regular reports of the Executive committee and occasional reports of standing committees including the Athletic Club committee. There is a handwritten balance sheet for the academic session 1901-1902, and a printed report of the Students' Representative Council which indicates that it was funding student societies through its share of University entrance fees and annual subscriptions received from each member of the University Council and Senate, and that grants were also given to the Men's and Women's Common Rooms. Apart from the Executive committee, the minutes suggest that standing committees consisted of the Men's Common Room committee, Women's Common Room committee, Men's Athletic Club committee, and Women's Athletic Club committee. The minutes contain information about the Students' Representative Council's demand for halls of residence for both men and women students, including a copy of a petition presented to University Council, and a Men's Hostel committee and Women Students Hostel committee were formed. The women's committee was wound up in December 1902. Occasional reports of these standing committees are included in the minutes. In addition, the minutes give some information about the possibility of the Students Representative Council taking over the management of the University of Birmingham magazine, the split of responsibilities between the Guild of Undergraduates and the Students Representative Council, and the campaign for student accommodation and for College and Athletic Club colours. The names of members of committees are often recorded
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryThe Students Representative Council was established in 1901 to represent the interests of all students. The Guild of Undergraduates confined its responsibilities to those students reading for degrees. The Students' Representative Council managed the Athletic Club and all existing student societies as well as the University of Birmingham magazine until it was dissolved in May 1903 following the resignation of its members following a dispute with university authorities over its powers. For more detailed information about the history of this committee, see the collection level description


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