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.
This year, 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
For further information on our services and the support SSU delivered during 2021, please see our latest Annual Report below