Your Collectives

Become involved with our Collectives

We have two main departments at SSU, the Education Department and Welfare Department. Within these collectives are a number of boards, associations and groups that we represent.

Education Department

Your Education Department takes care of all things both academic on campus, and affecting the quality of your education Australia wide! 

They provide services on and off campus, including the Exam Help Stall and free printing service, and represent you at national rallies, and to the University when issues arise.

Collectives and Associations

  • Swinburne International Student Association (SISA) – sisa@ssu.org.au
  • Swinburne University Postgraduate Association (SUPA) – supa@ssu.org.au
  • Education Board  – education@ssu.org.au

Welfare Deparment

Your Welfare Department is here to look out for you both in and out of the class room.  They run a heap of services including the food bank, free breakfast, welfare on weheels and events like R U Ok? Day!

They also take care of autonomous representation, with collectives currently representing the Queer community, Women, First Nations, Ethnocultural students and students with disabilities.

Welfare Collectives

  • Queer Collective- queer@ssu.org.au
  • Women’s Collective- womens@ssu.org.au
  • Accessibility Collective – accessibility@ssu.org.au
  • Ethnoculture Collective – ethnocultural@ssu.org.au
  • First Nations Collective- firstnations@ssu.org.au
  • Environment & Social Justice - enviro@ssu.org.au

The Queer and Women’s Rooms are located on Level 2 of the AD Building on the Hawthorn Campus

Queer Collective

Queer Collective

The SSU Queer Collective aims to represent, advocate and empower Swinburne students who identify as LGBTIQA+, and those who are curious about or questioning their sexuality. We are a welcoming group of students who run events, volunteer with the SSU, and host social activities for students.

During Semester, our Hawthorn campus space  is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. All queer students and queer-allies are welcome and encouraged to get involved so come visit us!

Visit our linktree to keep up to date on upcoming events and activities, as well as how to find us!

Womens Collective

Women's Collective

The SSU Women’s Collective aims to represent, advocate and empower women and female identifying students at Swinburne. We are a welcoming group of students who run events and workshops, and host social activities for students.

During Semester, our Hawthorn campus space is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. The space is used for quiet study, socialising and collective events, with an aim to ensure comfort and safety on campus for all female identifying students.

The space also offers free sanitary items and is home to a friendly and supportive community.