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14 03, 2014

NUS National Day of Protest: Abbott & Pyne Hands Off our Education!

March 14th, 2014|Campaigns|Comments Off on NUS National Day of Protest: Abbott & Pyne Hands Off our Education!

Time Wednesday, 26 March 2014 2:00pm

Where? Meeting at the Union BBQ at 12-1.30 then heading to the State Library for the rally at 2:00PM.
Christopher Pyne has tabled a bill in Parliament to cut 900 million dollars from higher education and another bill to cut Centrelink start-up scholarships, a vital lifeline for tens of thousands of students who already live below the poverty line. Students need to come out in a show of force against Pyne & Abbott’s callous attacks on our right to education and our quality of education. There will be demonstrations in every major city on Wednesday March 26th as part of a National Day of Action organised by the National Union of Students.
For more info or for the details of the, contact SSU Education Officer, Joshua Briers; 0448711138/ 92145452 or by email ateducation@ssu.org.au

21 05, 2013

NTEU’s Ban on the Releasing of Results

May 21st, 2013|Campaigns, News & Events|Comments Off on NTEU’s Ban on the Releasing of Results

As part of the Swinburne NTEU’s industrial action against Swinburne University, all members of the Swinburne NTEU will withholding the release of results for Semester 1.

More information about the NTEU’s industrial action and why they are taking such steps can be found here.

The NTEU understands that some students face particular hardships and have set up a special exemptions committee to handle applications by students who would otherwise experience hardship. ‘Results Exemptions From Ban Application Forms’ can be found at the Swinburne Student Union Office, UN Building Level 4, or downloaded from the link below. Once the form is complete, it may be email to either the NTEU at swinburne@nteu.org.au or the SSU at exemptions@ssu.org.au, or drop it off in person at the Swinburne Student Union, UN Building Level 4.

The Swinburne Student Union will also be providing an advocate service for their members who submit an Results Exemptions From Ban Application Form. It is advised that all students should become Union Members to benefit from this invaluable service.

The results of all Graduating Students will be exempt from the ban. If students are graduating immediately following this teaching period, please notify your lecturer or teacher now and they will ensure your results are processed.

Click here to download a copy of the Swinburne Results Exemptions From Ban Application Form

 

 

18 04, 2013

Media Release: Swinburne Student Union opposes cuts to Higher Education funding

April 18th, 2013|Campaigns, News & Events|Comments Off on Media Release: Swinburne Student Union opposes cuts to Higher Education funding

Swinburne Student Union has condemned the Labor Government’s $2.8 billion cuts to Higher Education.The Federal Government’s announcement has come less than a year after the 2012 Victorian State Government’s TAFE cuts, which led to the closure of Swinburne’s Lilydale and Prahran campuses.President of Swinburne Student Union, Caroline Baker has expressed grave concern for university students. “The Gonski reforms are important, but they should not be implemented at the expense of Higher Education”. 

“Swinburne is set to lose an estimated $12 million in base funding. This is undoubtedly going to impact on the quality of education along with the delivery of services at Swinburne. With its poor record of student consultation, Swinburne students are very worried that this will lead to further unexpected course cuts and closures.”

 

“Swinburne students are sick and tired of funding cuts, course cuts and campus closures. We deserve better”, Ms. Baker said.

 

Swinburne Student Union will be hosting on campus actions as well as encouraging all students to participate in the nation-wide National Union of Students’ actions to ensure that all students receive the education they deserve.

 

For further comment please contact:

 

Caroline Baker

President
Swinburne Student Union

0437 563 339 | 9214 5452 | president@ssu.org.au