Each year we seek feedback from students about the services and support brought to you by SSAF. We gather feedback through a range of channels and in any year this may include focus groups, surveys, consultative forums, via our Student Leadership Council, online feedback, social media, meetings with student representatives and our students as staff program.
Student feedback has contributed to improving the student experience. For example, past survey results indicated that students wanted better food and drink options on campus. VU took this on board by upgrading equipment in student kitchens across the Victorian campuses and refurbished the kitchen in Building M, Footscray Park. There is an increasing range of food and drink retailers on or near all campuses.
Student feedback also indicated a lack of awareness around the careers and employability services available to them. VU's new Learning Hubs offer workshops, drop-in sessions and advice on careers and employability, as well as general academic support. The Learning Hubs are easily accessible and are engaging in an awareness campaign to ensure students are familiar with the available services. We also provide services now digitally to students.
We have also recently provided a new parenting space at Queen Street campus and upgraded our parenting spaces and facilities at our Footscray Park campus.
We want to know how you want to see your SSAF allocated. You are welcome to provide feedback online or in person.