UNE must adapt to the changes taking place in the tertiary education market. Each year the competition for the best and brightest students and leading teachers and researchers increases. The reputation of a university is dependent on many things, but the reputation of a university is directly linked to the quality of people a university can attract.
In supporting the greatest needs fund you are aligning your philanthropic investment with the opportunities that UNE can capitalise on to leverage to enhance the reputation of the university.
What does the greatest needs fund support?
- Student emergency needs:
Unfortunately, some students experience financial hardship (family's situation changes), part-time job ended, or there is a loss in the family and they need to return home for the funeral, but don't have the funds to make the trip.
- Campus enhancement:
Maintaining a campus is a costly undertaking, but it is critical to continually ensure the safety of the learning and working environment for students and staff.
- Leverage for opportunities:
Occasionally, grant opportunities are available to capitalise on, but these applications require matching funds there were not budgeted for.