At the commencement of the 2021 year, VU anticipated SSAF revenue will be approximately $5.54 million. The VU SSAF funds were allocated as listed below.
- Student Life: Student Life programs and events, Clubs, Societies and Student Volunteer Programs $1.45m
- Student Wellbeing:
- Student Counselling Services $1.1m
- Student Advocacy Services $199k
- Student Welfare Services $402k
- Student Leadership: Student Leadership Programs and Services $81k
- Student Experience Initiative Grants: Student Experience Initiative Grants (managed by Student Life on behalf of the SSAF Consultative Committee) $40k
- VUSU: Victoria University Student Union and affiliated student associations (external organisation funding allocation) $454k
- VUPA: Victoria University Postgraduate Association: $70k
- Student Representative Organisation Support: $317k
- VU Sport: Student Sport & Health Services (including Student Facility Grant) $333k
- Student Communications: Student Media Initiatives $20k
- Student Services: Student Success & Support Programs $822k
- Employability and Success: VU Employ Services $523k
- Office of the PVC Students: Student facility / amenity project grant $30k
For the full list of reported activities, please view the 2021 SSAF priorities, grants and benefits.
Thanks to SSAF for providing:
VU Student Unions & Associations
- Over 150 students attended Cultural Diversity Week.
- 247 students attended a series of online programs and events including Zumba and yoga classes.
- Hyde student magazine reached approximately 300 students every edition.
- 664 students attended wellbeing information sessions and workshops.
- 593 advisory 1:1 appointments for international student support.
- 1032 individual student counselling sessions.
- 1004 students attended Student Life engagement events delivered in person and online.
- 329 academic progress appointments.
- 4241 students attended orientation events.
- 1696 total student engagements in workshops, programs, career cafes and events.
- 712 online drop-in sessions to support students with job search strategies, job applications and resume feedback.
- 163 career consultations appointments to provide detailed career advice and guidance.
- 44 student applications for part-time or casual work after attending a Raw Talent Employer session.
- 14% increase in VU Employ activities compared to the same time in 2020.
Student Experience Initiatives Grants
SSAF Student Experience Initiatives Grants supported the following projects.
- Deadly Careers – VU Employ and Moondani Balluk collaboration to enhance employability for Indigenous students.
- Celebrating Nursing Project – conference
- Career Coaching Symposium
- Track Ready Kit VU Motorsport – hands-on engineering experience.
- Victoria University Postgraduate Association (VUPA) Buddy Program
- U R VU project to celebrate diversity at VU
- Cultural Safety Student Ambassadors.
- The Cocoon – VU student theatre.
- VU edible garden
- Plastic Solutions Project.