2014 SSAF funded projects and support services

SSAF category Comments Funding Total category spend
Student Representative Council/Student Campus Council Support Student Representative Council/Student Campus Council Support * $55,535 $55,535
(1) Providing food or drink to students on a campus of the higher education provider uwsconnect subsidy (including but not limited to food and beverage, health awareness programs, campus life activities and events and non-structured recreational and sporting activities $1,200,000 $1253,500
Free breakfasts * $47,500
Free exam refreshments * $6,000
(2) Supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students Student events - campus based activities such as Diversity Week, free entertainment, BBQs and social events for Student Representation and Participation * $30,000 $1,194,826
UWSCollege (sport and recreation) *$12,920
Bankstown campus NRL goalposts * $10,366
Replacement of Bankstown Gym Equipment * $100,000
Postgraduate social events * $5,340
External all weather courts shelter (Kingswood campus) (2015 completion) * $500,000
Development of poster pillars (student use only) * $141,200
Representative Sport (2014 and 2015 support) * $395,000
(3) Supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students Clubs and Society funding * $250,000 $670,277
Additional funding - Clubs Management System * $13,277
Additional support for clubs & societies * $107,000
Development of dedicated clubs space (Hawkesbury campus) (2015 completion) *$300,000
(4) Caring for children of students Occasional child care trial * $100,000 $400,000
Parramatta child care (contribution to set up costs) $300,000
(5) Providing legal service to students Provision of student legal service * $209,240 $209,240
(6) Promoting health or welfare of students Student lockers (interface) *$43,560$335,263
Upgrade of residential services (Parramatta) *$85,000
e-book development (students with a disability) *$29,500
Development of second hand book app *$10,000
Free life skills programs *$2,203
Bariatric seating project (all campuses) (2015 completion) *$135,000
Additional water bottle refilling stations (Kingswood and Campbelltown) (2015 completion) *$30,000
(8) Helping students obtain employment or advice on careers Online Careers Services and Resources *$224,114$224,114
(9) Helping students with their financial affairs Post graduate & International Student Financial Assistance *$30,000$60,000
UWSCollege students financial assistance *$30,000
(10) Helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents Student group and travel insurance $100,000$100,000
(12) Providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students Multipurpose learning commons and event/social spaces $1,000,000 $3,212,126
Safe Access to Study and Reading Areas *$206,160
Penrith Library Fit-Out$150,000
Non-academic student library (Nirimba) *$4,000
Development of student social spaces (all campuses) (2015 completion) *$1,186,000
Refurbishment of Hawkesbury postgraduate spaces *$665,966
(13) Supporting an artistic activity by studentsPlayhouse refurbishment (Building D, Kingswood) *$1,084,799$1,084,799
(14) Supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students Production of CrUWSible student newspaper $40,000 $40,000
(15) Helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking programs of study in which they are enrolled Academic Literacy (PASSwrite program) *$18,000$108,000
Academic Writing/Library Roving *$85,000
Equity Buddies *$5,000
(17) Advocating student's interests in matters arising under the higher education provider's rules Student Rights Advocate position within Student Representation and Participation $35,000 $191,000
Welfare Officers providing advocacy services $156,000
(18) giving students information to help them in their orientation UWS-wide Orientation Program$416,000$681,966
UWSCollege Orientation *$70,000
Development of Starting@UWS website *$32,256
Improvements to on-campus orientation experience *$163,710
(19) Helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment Social Engagement & Leadership Program (SELP) *$36,470$129,797
Transcultural Service Development *$49,737
International student support (network, cultural and recreational) *$43,590
Total actual spend (ongoing services) plus new or enhanced services spend $9,950,443 $9,950,443
 2014 Total new or enhanced services provided* $6,523,443  
 2014 Ongoing services supported $3,427,000  

* indicates a new or enhanced service provided by SSAF funding
SSAF funding category refers directly to the legislative allowable use of SSAF funding