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Students' Representative Council, 1884-1956

Identifier: EUA IN20/SRC

Scope and Content

Records of:

  1. SRC minutes (15 volumes) 1884-1956
  2. Executive Committee minutes (11 volumes) 1884-1947
  3. Reports of Standing Committees (1 volume) 1889-1899
  4. Women’s Committee minutes (1 volume) 1889-1912
  5. International Academic Committee minutes (1 volume) 1898-1919
  6. International Universities Committee minutes (1 volume) 1895-1907
  7. Amusements Committee minutes (1 volume) 1898-1905
  8. Annual Reports (3 volumes) 1884-1913


  • Creation: 1884-1956


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Access to more recent volumes of minutes may be restricted under the Data Protection Act.

Biographical / Historical

The Students' Representative Council (SRC) was founded in 1884 by Robert Fitzroy Bell and gained statutory recogition in the Universities (Scotland) Act, 1889. It has responsibility for representation on teaching and learning, welfare, academic services, postgraduate affairs and external affairs and also for running Freshers' Week.

In 1889 it established the University Union and it has also been responsible for the publication of The Student newspaper and the Student Handbook.


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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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