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Briana Symonds-Manne

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Degree and year of study? 

Diploma of arts 

 What inspired you to engage with the office and role(s) you currently hold? 

Students are dealing with so much crap right now; rising cost of living, more expensive degrees, rents and groceries. Young people are in greater debt than ever before and we are living through a climate crisis. Instead of dealing with this governments only want to posture or whip up racism against migrants and refugees to deflect economic woes. The SRC needs to be a fighting body that is willing to challenge University management and Government when they screw over students. Ive been an activist since 2019 in the climate movement and have organised in all kinds of campaigns since like the protests against transphobe Posie Parker and the protests for Palestine in 2023. 

What Clubs are you involved with at UofA?

I’m in the Socialist Alternative club What led you to join the club(s)? I joined Socialist Alternative because I think capitalism needs to go if we have an chance of solving the major crisis's affecting our society. I want to fight against all aspects a the system of oppression and inequality; sexism, racism, transphobia and economic inequality. 

 What do you hope to achieve in your office and role(s) in 2024?

 I want campus to be more alive with political activity and protest. Students should seriously engage with the questions of our time and get active in fighting for a better world. As education officer I will be calling protests and running all kinds of campaigns to this end. 

 What advice would you give to students starting out at the University of Adelaide?

Use your time at university to get active! We are supposed to be here to critically think about society but its not enough to just study we should be part of changing it.