July 2015: Proposed items for expenditure

The UNE Vice-Chancellor Professor Annabelle Duncan recently approved the proposed allocation of $120,871 for the following 7 initiatives, to be delivered in 2015.

Table One: New Projects

New allocation

1

Tune FM – urgent requirement to replace equipment including desk and phone system which has started to fail.

$47,137

2

Overlap with replacement UNESA Executive officer – the current and replacement executive officers will overlap by one month.

$4,084

3

Closed swimming lessons:  for international female students

$3,600

4

Photography course for international students

$1,050

5

T3 International Student Cultural Experiences

$3,500

6

UNE International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Conference and Case Study Competition (co-contribution)

$4,000

7Community Kitchens – an increase of $57,500 to this allocation which was originally approved in December for $150,000. Costs to install four kitchens into catered residential colleges is more than anticipated.$57,500

Total new allocations

$120,871

The SSAF Committee invites your feedback regarding these proposals. Feedback will be compiled and presented to the members of the SSAF Committee at their next meeting. Whilst some of these requests have already commenced (numbers 2,3,4 and 6 in the above table), we would like your feedback to inform future decisions of a similar nature.

Please submit your comments to the SSAF Project Officer by email at: ssaf@une.edu.au before 5:00 pm AEDST Thursday 6th August 2015.

The SSAF Committee uses a broad strategic framework to inform financial considerations and a structured student consultation process. Expenditure is assessed against Commonwealth Guidelines.