Use of the SSAF income

Here are some of the services available to you as a result of funding from SSAF:

  • You can join us for one of our Community Dinners or participate in our LEAD Community Table collaboration - with dinner on us! Register now via WESTERNLife.
  • You can access our Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). PASS is a great way to meet and work collaboratively with other students from your unit, where you can discuss course content and develop study strategies.
  • Access free help online when you need it most with Studiosity. Get feedback on your assignment draft or ask a study question anytime.
  • Student Legal Service – this is a free legal advice and referral service provided by a qualified lawyer. Depending on the session, you may be helped by law students completing a clinical education unit and/or law graduates completing their Practical Legal Training.
  • Student Representatives are elected every year to be your voice, whether it be championing SSAF-funded initiatives or raising concerns from the student body. If you have suggestions of what SSAF should be used for, contact your Student Representative Council members.
  • Student Clubs are a great way to meet new friends from a variety of disciplines and even different campuses. Student clubs and societies receive some SSAF to fund their activities. To get involved and connect, please visit WESTERNLife,your virtual community.
  • The LEAD Program gives you the opportunity to develop skills outside your studies that are essential in driving your career and leadership journey. Proudly brought to you by SSAF funding, you can choose to attend conferences, industry networking opportunities, workshops and online modules.
  • Students are able to access a range of discounts on a variety of products and services. All you need is a valid student ID number or a valid Student ID card.

For a more detailed list of yearly SSAF spend please see below


2020 SSAF funded projects and support services

2019 SSAF funded projects and support services

SSAF category

Project/ Service

Project/Service spend

Total category spend

Student Representative Council/Student Campus Council Support

Student Representative Council/Student Campus Council Support

$121,147

$315,759

Student Representative Council Training and Fees

$67,669

Student Representative Sitting Fees

$126,943

(1)   Providing Food or drink to students on a campus of the higher education

Free Breakfast (Including Lithgow)

$132,250

$160,092

Soup Kitchen

$27,842

(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

$39,324

$2,069,056

Campus life activities and events and non-structured recreational and sporting activities (WSU)

$1,601,993

Campus life activities and events and non-structured recreational and sporting activities (The College)

$69,615

Representative Sport

$240,453

Social Sports

$32,755

Out and About Tours

$84,917

(3)   Supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students

Student Clubs, Society and Equity Collectives

$214,854

$252,498

Clubs Management System

$37,644

(4)   Caring for Children of Students

Occasional child care

$231,883

$231,883

(5)   Providing Legal Service to students

Provision of student legal service

$98,723

$98,723

(6)   Promoting Health or welfare of students

Chaplaincy support

$237,899

$644,629

Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotions

$181,913

Respect.Now.Always program delivery

$127,941

Civic Engagement Project

$85,495

Pooches at Western Sydney (PAWS) Program Delivery

$11,380

(7)   Helping student secure accommodation

    

(8)   Helping students obtain employment or advice on careers

Lead,Engage,Aspire,Develop (LEAD) program

$293,365

$1,515,328

Online Careers Services and Resources

$310,095

Provision of Careers Service

$789,048

Career Connect Mentoring & Workplace Visits

$122,820

(9)   Helping Students with their financial affairs

Post Graduate & International Student Financial Assistance

$15,805

$253,669

Under Graduate Financial Assistance

$237,864

(10) Helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents

Student group and travel insurance

$84,438

$84,438

(11) Supporting debating by students

   

(12) Providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students

Safe access to study and reading areas

$298,321

$298,321

(13) Supporting an artistic activity by students

   

(14) Supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students

Production of student newspaper

$76,760

$76,760

(15) Helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking programs of study in which they are enrolled

MESH Library Roving

$77,389

$1,618,644

Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS)

$380,327

PASSOnline

$353,547

Academic Writing/Library Roving

$223,380

YourTutor/Studiosity

$584,000

(16) Advising on matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules

Student Support Officers providing advisory services

$3,112,482

$3,112,482

(17) Advocating student’s interests in matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules

Student Representation and Participation Support Services

$395,549

$930,137

Support Services for Mature Age Students

$100,891

Student Clubs and Councils Assistant

$24,690

Welfare & Student Support Officers providing advocacy services

$409,006

(18) Giving students information to help them in their orientation

University-wide Orientation Program

$416,585

$506,025

College Orientation

$70,000

Transition Success Student Initiative

$19,441

(19) Helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment

International student support (network, cultural and recreational)

$14,344

$78,850

International Buddy Program

$38,501

Navitas Joint Venture (WSUIC) - Student Experience

$26,005

Total actual spend 

 

$12,247,293

     

2018 SSAF funded projects and support services

SSAF category

Project/ Service

Project/Service spend

Total category spend

Student Representative Council/Student Campus Council Support

Student Representative Council/Student Campus Council Support

$78,566

$217,452

Student Representative Council Training and Fees

$18,717

Student Representative Sitting Fees

$120,169

(1)   Providing Food or drink to students on a campus of the higher education

Free Breakfast (Including Lithgow)

$51,103

$57,756

Soup Kitchen

$3,731

Developing student experience (Lithgow)

$2,922

(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

$54,480

$1,747,923

Campus life activities and events and non-structured recreational and sporting activities (WSU)

$1,404,418

Campus life activities and events and non-structured recreational and sporting activities (The College)

$68,250

Representative Sport

$165,000

Social Sports

$35,000

Out and About Tours

$20,775

(3)   Supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students

Student Clubs, Society and Equity Collectives

$300,000

$369,290

Clubs Management System

$69,290

(4)   Caring for Children of Students

Occasional child care

$200,000

$200,000

(5)   Providing Legal Service to students

Provision of student legal service

$101,946

$101,946

(6)   Promoting Health or welfare of students

Chaplaincy support

$206,477

$628,611

Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotions

$181,000

Respect.Now.Always program delivery

$94,231

Ongoing support of Student Discount/Loyalty Card/Vouchers

$59,979

Civic Engagement Project

$77,197

Pooches at Western Sydney (PAWS) Program Delivery

$9,727

(7)   Helping student secure accommodation

    

(8)   Helping students obtain employment or advice on careers

Lead,Engage,Aspire,Develop (LEAD) program

$233,157

$1,461,025

Online Careers Services and Resources

$311,749

Provision of Careers Service

$789,811

Career Connect Mentoring & Workplace Visits

$126,307

(9)   Helping Students with their financial affairs

Post Graduate & International Student Financial Assistance

$40,000

$40,000

(10) Helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents

Student group and travel insurance

$101,658

$101,658

(11) Supporting debating by students

   

(12) Providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students

Safe access to study and reading areas

$330,647

$330,647

(13) Supporting an artistic activity by students

   

(14) Supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students

Production of student newspaper

$ 69,199

$69,199

(15) Helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking programs of study in which they are enrolled

MESH Library Roving

$78,959

$1,683,305

Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS)

$710,681

PASSOnline

$293,457

Academic Writing/Library Roving

$212,628

YourTutor/Studiosity

$356,852

Extending Numeracy Development

$30,874

(16) Advising on matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules

Student Support Officers providing advisory services

$3,160,905

$3,160,905

(17) Advocating student’s interests in matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules

Student Representation and Participation Support Services

$405,610

$1,115,218

Support Services for Mature Age Students

$128,619

Welfare & Student Support Officers providing advocacy services

$580,989

(18) Giving students information to help them in their orientation

University-wide Orientation Program

$378,220

$448,220

College Orientation

$70,000

(19) Helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment

Ready.4.Western Digital Orientation Program

$30,896

$61,255

Navitas Joint Venture (WSUIC) - Student Experience

$25,495

Airport Helpdesk

$4,864

Total actual spend 

 

$11,794,407

     

2017 SSAF funded projects and support services

SSAF category

Project/ Service

Project/Service spend

Total category spend

Student Representative Council/Student Campus Council Support

Student Representative Council/Student Campus Council Support

$74,431

$151,303

Student Representative Council Training and Fees

$27,722

Student Representative Sitting Fees

$49,150

(1)   Providing Food or drink to students on a campus of the higher education

Free Breakfast (Including Lithgow)

$122,000

$731,241

Developing student experience (Lithgow) $310

Refurbishment of student food and retail space (Campbelltown Campus)

$608,931

(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

$83,347

$3,765,585

Campus life activities and events and non-structured recreational and sporting activities (WSU)

$1,199,310

Campus life activities and events and non-structured recreational and sporting activities (The College)

$65,000

Representative Sport

$200,000

Social Sports

$65,000

Out and About Tours

$123,600

Development of Multiuse Student and Function Space (Parramatta South)

$55,365

Refurbishment of Gym Ameneties (Hawkesbury Campus)

$295,473

Bankstown Bld.5 & 6 Courtyard Upgrade (Bankstown Campus)

$144,682

Kingswood Bld N Student Space Upgrade (Kingswood Campus)

$640,626

Student Plaza outdoor furniture (Kingswood Campus)

$75,481

Refurbishment of Queer Room Bld K4 (Hawkesbury Campus)

$17,701

Development of Student Social Spaces (Parramatta City Campus)

$800,000

(3)   Supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students

Student Clubs, Society and Equity Collectives

$350,000

$572,790

Clubs Management System

$222,790

(4)   Caring for Children of Students

Occasional child care

$200,000

$200,000

(5)   Providing Legal Service to students

Provision of student legal service

$237,278

$237,278

(6)   Promoting Health or welfare of students

Chaplaincy support

$226,208

$507,230

Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotions

$171,390

Respect.Now.Always program delivery

$35,009

Ongoing support of Student Discount/Loyalty Card/Vouchers

$3,000

Civic Engagement Project

$71,623

(7)   Helping student secure accommodation

    

(8)   Helping students obtain employment or advice on careers

Lead,Engage,Aspire,Develop (LEAD) program

$200,634

$1,675,687

Online Careers Services and Resources

$296,314

Provision of Careers Service

$1,075,250

Career Connect Mentoring & Workplace Visits

$103,490

(9)   Helping Students with their financial affairs

Post Graduate & International Student Financial Assistance

$40,000

$40,000

(10) Helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents

Student group and travel insurance

$100,000

$100,000

(11) Supporting debating by students

   

(12) Providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students

Safe access to study and reading areas

$350,192

$364,816

Library Furniture Upgrade (Parramatta South)

$14,624

(13) Supporting an artistic activity by students

   

(14) Supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students

Production of student newspaper

$ 68,124

$68,124

(15) Helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking programs of study in which they are enrolled

MESH Library Roving

$79,937

$1,588,186

Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS)

$611,578

PASSOnline

$319,130

Academic Writing/Library Roving

$216,545

YourTutor/Studiosity

$330,000

Inherent Requirements

$30,200

The Big Biz Quiz

$796

(16) Advising on matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules

   

(17) Advocating student’s interests in matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules

Student Representation and Participation Support Services

$268,746

$534,300

Support Services for Mature Age Students

$112,176

Welfare & Student Support Officers providing advocacy services

$153,377

(18) Giving students information to help them in their orientation

University-wide Orientation Program

$390,264

$460,264

College Orientation

$70,000

(19) Helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment

Social Engagement & Leadership Program (SELP)

$29,796

$190,755

International student support (network, cultural and recreational)

$62,050

International Buddy Program

$24,109

Ready.4.Western Digital Orientation Program

$55,000

Navitas Joint Venture (WSUIC) - Student Experience

$15,000

Airport Helpdesk

$4,800

Total actual spend 

 

$11,187,559

     

2016 SSAF funded projects and support services

SSAF category

Project/ Service

Ongoing Services

New & Enhanced

Total category spend

Student Representative Council/Student Campus Council Support

Student Representative Council/Student Campus Council Support

 

$97,488

$97,488

(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

 

$1,322,000

Free Breakfast (Including Lithgow)

 

$122,000

(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

 

$1,486,325

Representative Sport

 

$200,000

Representative Sport (Badanami)

 

$31,247

Out and About Tours and Activities

 

$130,000

Refurbishment of multifaith, clubs and student representation space (Parramatta campus)

 

$83,000

Provision of outdoor furniture - River Café (Parramatta campus)

 

$4,200

Development of Student Social Space (Kingswood campus)

 

$735,000

Upgrade of Swamp Bar Café (Kingswood campus)

 

$50,000

Refurbishment of clubs, student representation, campus life space (including Queer and Women's Room) (Kingswood campus)

 

$110,000

Provision of Women's Rooms, Queer Spaces

 

$33,138

Student Plaza upgrade (Kingswood campus)

 

$79,740

(3)   Supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students

Clubs and Society funding

$350,000

 

$445,000

Clubs Management

 

$95,000

   

(4)   Caring for Children of Students

Occasional child care

 

$250,000

$250,000

(5)   Providing Legal Service to students

Provision of student legal service

 

$205,452

$215,452

Redfern legal

 

$10,000

(6)   Promoting Health or welfare of students

Chaplaincy

 

$223,097

$940,953

Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotions

 

$157,415

Provision of student lockers (Parramatta City Campus)

 

$465,803

Respect.Now.Always program delivery

 

$39,916

Online resource development for students

 

$54,722

(7)   Helping student secure accommodation

    

(8)   Helping students obtain employment or advice on careers

Lead,Engage,Aspire,Develop (LEAD) program

 

$155,796

$858,319

Online Careers Services and Resources

 

$358,764

Provision of careers service

$343,759

 

(9)   Helping Students with their financial affairs

Post Graduate & International student financial assistance

$30,00

 

$60,000

UWSCollege students financial assistance

$30,000

 

(10) Helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents

Group travel insurance*

$100,000

 

$100,00

(11) Supporting debating by students

   

$0

(12) Providing libraries and reading rooms(other than those provided for academic purposes)for students

Safe access to study and reading areas

 

$330,230

$2,361,615

Student social study area/learning commons (Parramatta City campus)

$2,031,385

 

(13) Supporting an artistic activity by students

   

$0

(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

MESH Library Roving

 

$57,480

$934,369

Study Coach

 

$90,981

PASSOnline

 

$261,435

Library Study Smart

 

$210,980

Inherent Requirements

 

$19,550

YourTutor (University students)

 

$219,200

YourTutor (College)

$72,600

 

Student Conference Sponsership

 

$2,143

(16) Advising on matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules

    

(17) Advocating student’s interests in matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules

Student Rights Advocates (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*

$348,017

 

$418,017

UWSCollege Orientation*

$70,000

 

(19) Helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment

Social Engagement & Leadership Program (SELP)

 

$27,963

$120,152

International Student Experience

 

$43,494

NSW Police International Cricket

 

$1,432

International student support (network, cultural and recreational)

 

$47,263

Total actual spend (ongoing services) plus new or enhanced services spend

$4,836,761

$5,003,928

$9,840,690

      

2015 SSAF funded projects and support services

SSAF categoryCommentsFunding 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 students International 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.

2014 SSAF funded projects and support services

SSAF categoryCommentsFunding 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 students Playhouse 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.

2013 SSAF funded projects and support services

SSAF categoryCommentsFunding
  Student Representative Council/Student Campus Council Support * $100,000
(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
Free Breakfasts * $15,000
(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
Fitness stations (Parramatta and Werrington south) * $153,570
Upgrade of Nirimba courts * $30,000
Permanent BBQs (Bankstown, Campbelltown, Kingswood, Nirimba, Parramatta) (installation 2014) * $170,000
K4 All-Weather Structure * $72,000
UWSCollege campus life activities * $30,000
Development of a courtyard space for external activities (Kingswood campus) * $950,000
Get Active program (all campuses) * $15,000
Residential pool (Hawkesbury) $110,600
Outdoor furniture - residences (Hawkesbury) $17,900
Outdoor furniture upgrades (Parramatta) $92,600
Modifications & additions to sports precinct (Hawkesbury) $554,000
Representative Sport * $200,000
(3) Supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students Clubs and Society funding * $250,000
Clubs Management System * $100,000
Additional support for Clubs & Societies * $162,000
(4) Caring for children of students Occasional Child    Care trial * $200,000
Scoping for new child care centre on Parramatta campus * $300,000
(5) Providing legal service to students Provision of student legal service * $164,642
(6) Promoting health or welfare of students Water filling stations (all campuses) * $15,000
Boiling water units (Parramatta, Werrington south kitchenettes) * $11,000
Student lockers - phase 2 * $85,500
Kingswood kitchenette * $22,000
Bankstown kitchenette * $15,000
(8) Helping students obtain employment or advice on careers Online Careers Services and Resources * $191,470
International Student Online careers resource * $68,573
(9) Helping students with their financial affairs Development of student discount program * $73,366
Welfare Officers providing financial assistance $300,000
PG & International Financial assistance $42,935
(10) Helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents Student group and travel insurance $98,678
(12) Providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students Multipurpose learning commons and event/social spaces (Bankstown & Campbelltown) * $1,000,000
Resources for students * $150,000
Study Hall (Bankstown, Campbelltown & Parramatta) * $220,582
Study Hall (Hawkesbury) * $21,605
Postgraduate student space (Hawkesbury) $1,386,800
Multipurpose learning commons furniture (Parramatta) $7,300
Development of student space (Kingswood) * $250,000
(14) Supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students Production of CrUWSible student newspaper $40,000
(15) Helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking programs of study in which they are enrolled Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) $100,000
MATES peer mentoring resources * $14,401
Skills for Study (Library Roving Program) * $33,268
Academic Literacy (PASSwrite program) * $4,625
(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
Welfare Officers providing advocacy services $156,000
(18) giving students information to help them in their orientation UWS-wide Orientation Program $380,335
(19) Helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment Social Engagement & Leadership Program (SELP) * $23,990
Transcultural Service Development * $41,981
Farewell/completion ceremony * $4,058
Online International Orientation Modules/Podcasts * $11,399
International Orientation program development * $11,216
Total actual spend (ongoing services) plus new or enhanced services spend$9,733,394
 2013 Total new or enhanced services provided$5,181,246
 2013 Ongoing services supported$4,552,148

* indicates a new or enhanced service provided by SSAF funding.

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

2012 SSAF funded projects and support services

SSAF categoryCommentsFunding
(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-structural recreational and sporting activities) $1,225,000
(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* $24,000
Upgrade of Kingswood courts * $197,000
Upgrade of Parramatta South tennis courts $56,773
Upgrade of Bankstown tennis/basketball courts - spectator area $113, 572
(3) Supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students Clubs and Society funding* $200,000
(4) Caring for children of students Subsidy of UWS Child Care Centres $15,290
Upgrade Campbelltown childcare centre kitchen $15,462
Scoping for new child care centre on Parramatta campus $300,000
Bankstown Child Care Centre $2,575,000
(6) Promoting the health or welfare of students Kitchenette (Parramatta and Werrington South)* $23,700
Trial of student lockers* $300,000
Welfare Office funding* $37,596
Kitchenette (Hawkesbury - Building H7) $4,000
Kitchenette refurbishment (Bankstown - Building 1) $5,000
Kitchenette (Campbelltown - Building 4) $8,000
(9) Helping students with their financial affairs Textbook subsidy (uwsconnect)* $1,625,970
Welfare Officers providing financial assistance $199,782
(10) Helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents Student group and travel insurance $128,100
(12) Providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students Multipurpose learning commons and event/social spaces (Hawkesbury and Parramatta) $1,000,000
(14) Supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students Newsletter (produced in 2012) lead into CrUWSible newspaper which was launched in 2013 $2,500
(15) Helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking programs of study in which they are enrolled Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) $192,874
(17) Advocating students' interest in matters arising under the higher education provider's rules Student Rights Advocate position within Student Representation and Participation $33,600
Welfare Officers providing advocacy services $110,990
(18) Giving students information to help them in their orientation UWS-wide Orientation Program $358,100
(19) Helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation or employment International student orientation program $83,875
Total actual spend (ongoing services) plus new or enhanced services spend$8,836,184

* indicates a new or enhanced service provided by SSAF funding.

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