About the Union

You came to Swinburne for a degree.
Our mission is to help you leave with so much more.

We place student success at the heart of Swinburne, guiding students to not only unlock their academic potential, but make memories and relationships that will last a lifetime.

In 2022 we’re working to strengthen educational outcomes, cultural experiences & student representation so we can continue to make the student experience at Swinburne so much more than a degree.

History

Swinburne Student Union is run by a group of students elected by you the Swinburne students, and supported by an amazing staff team. The student representatives work to ensure the voice of the students is heard by the university. They actively collect feedback from students, attend university meetings, plan campaigns, run events and so much more.

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Member Benefits

As an organisation run by students, we understand better than anyone the difficulties of being a student. We provide numerous support services for financial members and non-financial members including:

We care about ALL Students

Non-financial members have a range of support services provided by SSU, including:

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The Swinburne Student Union has a long and proud history of providing services and standing up for students at Swinburne University. In 1983, the Union became an Incorporated Association. In the late 1970s the Union facilitated the setup of the Swinburne Bookshop Co-Op including providing the bookshop with a space to operate out of until the construction of the UN Building in the 1990s. In the mid-1990s the current UN building at Hawthorn was built in a partnership between the Union, the Bookshop and the University. The Union contributed over $1 million towards the offices, the bistro (Hammer and Swine) and cafeteria (now vacant).

Today, we’re still Swinburne’s only student representative body ran by a group of students elected by you, the Swinburne student community, supported by an amazing staff team. The student representatives work to ensure the voice of the students is heard by the university. They actively collect feedback from students, attend university meetings, plan campaigns, run events and so much more.

Annual Report

For further information our supports delivered during 2021, please see our latest Annual Report below

Need help or want to get involved?

Call (03) 9214 5440

Email ssu@ssu.org.au

 

 

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