Student Services and Amenities Fee
What is the fee paying for? Services and facilities to benefit students.
New SAF funded services for 2013:
- PeerWrite academic writing program
- Enhanced Airport pickup service
- iAccelerate Entrepreneurship Event
- Clubs & Societies Executive Program
- Innovation Campus Social Club
- Safezone mobile app
- Outdoor seating and exercise equipment
- Accommodation support for Sydney Business School Sydney Campus
Student feedback showed these areas are most important for long term investment.
Services continuing from 2012
- Free legal advice and financial counselling
- Self-preparation food areas
- Global Communicators program
- Subsidised URAC gym memberships
- Admin support for WUSA & WUPA
- Housing Assessment Scheme
- Student advocacy training and promotions
- Postgraduate and mature age orientation
- Health and Wellbeing Centre
- Outdoor recreational spaces
Student Services and Amenities fees collected from students studying at regional campuses will fund projects to directly benefit these students.
Regional campus SAF projects completed in 2012:
About the Student Services and Amenities Fee:
The Student Services and Amenities Bill 2011 was passed by the Federal Government in October 2011 to allow higher education providers to charge an annual compulsory student services and amenities fee (SAF) (capped at $263 per student in 2012 but indexed on an annual basis) from 1 January 2012.
The legislation determines what areas the fee can be spent on. The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged biannually to students to fund services and facilities which benefit students. The student consultation process facilitated the prioritisation of funds to projects considered important to improving the UOW Student Experience. On Friday 13 April, based on the recommendations of the Student Representative Forum, the University Council decided how UOW would allocate the revenue collected from your SAF.