Swinburne Student Life

Swinburne Student Life is a fully owned subsidiary (controlled entity) of Swinburne University of Technology. It provides free services and support to students, including:

Constitution

In mid-2017, Swinburne Student Amenities Association was renamed Swinburne Student Life.

Swinburne Student Amenities Association Limited (ACN 117 060 232) was constituted on 19 June 2006. Read the full SSAA Constitution [PDF 100KB].

Governance

Swinburne Student Life is governed by a board made up of four elected student representatives, the Vice-Chancellor and four Swinburne staff nominated by the Vice-Chancellor. Elections are held each year in October and the term of office is 2 years from 1 January to 31 December.

The Swinburne Student Life Board has the following members:

  • Swinburne Student Life Chair (Executive Director): Jane Ward, Vice President (Engagement)
  • Student directors:
    • Undergraduate student: Arsalan Shahid Shaikh
    • Postgraduate student: Zaheeruddin Qazi Syed
    • Vocational education student: Mark Trpak
    • International student: Adnan Islam
  • University directors:
    • Professor Glen Bates, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Engagement)
    • Sarah Graham, Chief Marketing Officer & Director, MRCI
    • Sharon Rice, Director Trades & Engineering Technologies Programs
    • Dr Andrew J Smith, Vice President (Students)
  • Company Secretary: Emma Lincoln

Funding

Swinburne Student Life receives operating funds from student contributions (see how the Student Services and Amenities Fee is calculated).

After annual student consultation, the SSAF is distributed to student support services, Swinburne Student Life and the Swinburne Student Union.

Swinburne Student Life accounts are audited each financial year and submitted to Council.

Values

Swinburne Student Life strives to provide a service to students that excels in meeting our values:

  • Diversity: We ensure that our services and activities embrace/include all students, regardless of background, gender, culture/ethnicity, religion, disability, age, geographical location, gender expression or sexual diversity.
  • Flexibility: We are responsive to changing needs and facilitate student access to flexible services.
  • Engagement: We engage with our community and collaborate to enhance the value that we offer students and the broader University.
  • Integrity: We expect honesty and demonstrate the highest ethical standards in all that we do.
  • Independence: We provide students with professional independent advice and advocacy.
  • Innovation: We explore and test new and different approaches to enhance the student experience.

Corporate documents