SSAF 2017 Approved items for expenditure and Annual General Report

The UNE Vice-Chancellor Professor Annabelle Duncan recently approved proposed expenditure of approximately $1.5 million of student fees collected through the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

SSAF 2017 Annual Report

SSAF Proposed items for expenditure

The UNE Vice-Chancellor Professor Annabelle Duncan recently approved proposed expenditure of approximately $1.5 million of student fees collected through the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

The proposed 2017 SSAF Budget expenditure has been prepared in consultation with UNE Student Association and was subsequently endorsed by the Student Services and Amenities Fee Committee (SSAFC).

The SSAF budget plans for expenditure across 3 key areas (with various individual activities and programs being delivered within these categories) as follows:

  • $349,100 for Student Orientation, Representation, Advocacy and SSAF Governance
    At UNE, student support services are aligned to the student lifecycle and this SSAF allocation contributes specifically to new and returning students.  This allocation includes funds for orientation in 2017, supporting UNE Student Association, provision of advocacy services for students and SSAF Governance and program management.
  • $511,780 for Student Sporting and Recreational Activities
    Maintaining a healthy and active life is made easier and more affordable with support provided through SSAF.  Recreational and cultural activities, including UNE clubs and societies, subsidised sport membership and coordination of sporting activities are supported with this SSAF allocation.
  • $614,250 for on campus student activities, services and welfare.
    On campus activities like Uni4me social events, Well fair, Nucleus, Tune FM and exam breakfasts will be among the many student focused projects supported under this category. Student health services such as the medical centre and student counselling services are supported by SSAF as is subsidised childcare and additional student academic support programs. International student community engagement and activities supported by SSAF includes international orientation, swimming lessons for international students, AIA Parks and the English language circle.

The SSAF Committee would like to receive your feedback regarding this proposed expenditure for 2017.

Please submit your comments to the SSAF Project Officer by email at: ssaf@une.edu.au before 5:00 pm AEDST Monday 16th January 2017.

The SSAF Committee is a consultative committee using a broad strategic framework to inform financial considerations and a structured student consultation process. Expenditure is and has been assessed against Commonwealth Guidelines