Student Activities & Representative Committee (SARC)
The SARC team coordinates a host of activities, events, trips, sporting opportunities and other recreational events for students to participate in. Activities are decided from student polls, surveys and anecdotal feedback. These activities are a chance for students to relax and have some fun outside class time. SARC supports student representative committees, student media (magazines, the e-zine, student television program), manages student lounges and organises fun activities on campus.
SARC events are usually free and include food, competitions, giveaways and a chance to get to know SARC, student support and your fellow students who may not be in the same class as you. These events and activities usually run during lunch times and are generally held across our three Box Hill based campuses. We also run occasional day trips to various attractions and events and these are open to all students, however these events will incur a fee.
Each term has an activity theme such as Mind, Body and Spirit, in which Institute students provide free neck and hand massages using AVEDA products and fantastic live acoustic performances, as well as tarot readers, free healthy lunches, fitness tests and various other informative vendors.
For those with a sporting interest, SARC organises regular sporting competitions using local amenities in the Box Hill area.
Box Hill Institute participated in the 2009 Uni games sports competition (the first TAFE to do so) with universities from around Australia and plans to continue involvement in the annual national event.
Activities run for the benefit of all students often include class projects and assignments from some of the wide range of specialist course areas like Events Management, Broadcast TV, Hospitality, Music, Health and Wellbeing or Sport and Fitness courses.
We provide student lounges complete with microwaves, TV, comfortable seating and a range of games.
We also offer the opportunity (along with resources) for students to participate in all aspects of publishing the student magazine The Box and content on StudentWeb.
Being part of SARC is a great way for students to gain hands on experience, develop their skills, meet other students and have some fun.
To join a student club or for more information contact 9286 9723 or 9286 9676, or drop in to any of the SARC offices, located near the student lounges on each campus.