SSAF: New recommended funding allocations; $76k for Women’s Space + UNESA activities; details

Published On April 10, 2014 | By ED | News

ssaflogoVia Eve Gavel, Project Manager, Student Services and Amenities Fee Initiative: “The Student Services and Amenities Fee Committee (SSAFC), which manages the way the student amenities fee is used, has recommended funding allocations for new student resources, as well as two popular SSAF-funded activities that were conducted in 2013.

Enhancing student life and amenities is central to the Committee’s funding considerations.  SSAFC is comprised of both University and student representatives, comprising the President and members of the UNESA team.

 The Committee would be very interested to hear any feedback on these proposals, which are:

  • $35,000 to develop the old on campus security space into a women’s space, including lounge style seating and furniture, desk and a small kitchen
  • $30,000 to upgrade IT equipment for UNESA teams and services, including IT software and hardware for the Independent Student Advocates and new equipment for Tune FM
  • $5,000 to continue Music in the Courtyard
  • $6,000 to support on campus activities provided to students by the wonderful Blue Shirts Volunteers!

The proposals conform with Commonwealth guidelines for SSAF expenditure.  Students can learn more about SSAF by visiting this UNE website: http://www.une.edu.au/study/fees/student-services-and-amenities-fee/managing-the-fee.   Feedback can be sent to egavel2@une.edu.au.”

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One Response to SSAF: New recommended funding allocations; $76k for Women’s Space + UNESA activities; details

  1. Meghan says:

    Thanks for the suggestions,
    However; I personally would not benefit from any of the proposals, nor would external students.
    As an internal student who does use the campus, I feel the money would be better spent on providing more campus car parking. Too often I miss out on car parks, even when I leave for class 30 minutes prior, resulting in arriving late to class or not being able to attend at all.
    Another area, worth funding, would be providing more copies of books available to loan within the library, or more laptops to loan to students who cannot afford them.
    Updating technology, so that externals can interface with their peers would also be of value.
    This fee is one that makes many students moan, and groan. Yet, it would not be such a hassle if the money raised went towards something which could benefit the students greatly.
    Thank you again,
    Meghan

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