2015 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  $52,000 $52,000
(1) Providing food or drink to students on a campus of the higher education provider Connect 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 $1260,300
Free breakfasts (including Lithgow campus) $54,300
Free exam refreshments  $6,000
(2) Supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students Student events - campus based activities such as Diversity Fest, free entertainment, BBQs and social events for Student Representation and Participation * $30,000 $3,531,702
Hawkesbury sporting upgrades $3,300
Student social spaces (Kingswood) $687,000
Outdoor gym (Nirimba) $74,000
Outdoor BBQ (Nirimba) $39,000
Student social spaces fit out (Hawkesbury) $16,402
Bankstown Oval Facility - 2017 completion (Stage 1) $670,000
Courtyard upgrade (Nirimba) - 2016 completion $325,000
Student plaza upgrade (Kingswood) - ongoing$1,000,000
Student plaza upgrade (Kingswood) - new and enhanced$587,000
Student social space - external (Kingswood)$100,000
(3) Supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students Clubs and Society funding  $350,000 $511,939
Clubs Management System $86,500
Clubs garage (Kingswood campus) $35,952
Additional clubs support $39,487
(4) Caring for children of students Occasional child care $194,285 $194,285
(5) Providing legal service to students Provision of student legal service $239,240 $239,240
(6) Promoting health or welfare of students Chaplaincy support $30,000 $291,287
Upgrade of residential services (Parramatta) $15,000
Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotions $128,010
Free life skills programs $32,000
Sleep pods in all libraries $71,277
Online developments - student support $15,000
(7) Helping students obtain employment or advice on careers Lead, Engage, Aspire, Develop (LEAD) program $41,894 $674468
Online Careers Services and Resources$285,614
Provision of careers service$346,960
(8) Helping students with their financial affairs Post graduate & International Student Financial Assistance  $30,000 $60,000
Western Sydney University, The College students financial assistance $30,000
(9) Helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents Student group and travel insurance* $100,000 $100,000
(10) Supporting debating by studentsInternational debating competition attendance$20,000$20,000
(11) Providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students Safe Access to Study and Reading Areas $325,390 $1,049,390
Non-academic student library (Nirimba) $4,000
Development of student social spaces (all campuses) (2015 completion) $520,000
Student social study area (Kingswood) $50,00
Student social study area (Kingswood) $150,000
(12) Supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students Production of CrUWSible student newspaper* $40,000 $40,000
(13) Helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking programs of study in which they are enrolled MESH Library Roving $20,368 $481,567
PASSWrite $22,319
PASSOnline $137,421
Academic Writing/Library Roving$170,674
Academic Program Advising Toolkit$11,000
Avoiding Plagiarism$32,167
YourTutor (College)$80,000
Equity Buddies$7,418
(14) 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
(15) Giving students information to help them in their orientation Western Sydney University wide Orientation Program* $376,000 $446,000
Western Sydney University,  The College Orientation * $70,000
(16) Helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment Social Engagement & Leadership Program (SELP) $33,000 $220,792
Transcultural Service Development $95,232
International student farewell ceremony$5,219
International student orientation$14,300
International student support (network, cultural and recreational) $73,041
Total actual spend (ongoing services) plus new or enhanced services spend $9,363,970$9,363,970
 2015 Total new or enhanced services provided* $5,579,810 
 2015 Ongoing services supported $3,784,160 

SSAF funding category refers directly to the legislative allowable use of SSAF funding