SSU is opening a FoodBank

Swinburne Student Union invites all students in need of food support to visit our new FoodBank service on Level 4 of the UN Building. With food and toiletry staples, SSU FoodBank is a free, walk in service that is available to all Swinburne students during office hours.
Just head to the SSU Reception Desk (UN Building, Level 4), let us know you’re here for FoodBank, and we’ll point you in the right direction. We recommend bringing your own shopping bag for ease of transport, and we do ask that you check in with our QR Code on arrival.
SSU FoodBank is currently open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and we invite all students who may need a helping hand with groceries at the moment to stop by and make use of this new service!


Free Feeds Returns

We undertand that due to recent COVID-19 outbreaks and Government restrictions in place, financial and food insecurity is a major problem facing students in particular. As such we have brought back our Free Feeds program, which provides grocery packs to student in need. In order to register for a grocery pack please complete the eventbrite registration on our Free Feeds page


2022 Swinburne Student Diary Cover Competition

2022 Swinburne Student Diary Cover Competition

Design a cover for the 2022 Swinburne Student Diary for your chance to win a $200 Visa Gift Card and have your work published on the Swinburne Diary distributed across the Hawthorn, Croydon & Wantirna campuses!

Submission Deadline: Friday July 23rd


Prizes up for grabs:

Winner: $200 VISA Gift Card + 1 SSU T-Shirt of your choice


Competition Timeline

Friday July 23rd Midnight – Entries close for 2022 Diary Cover Competition

Monday August 2nd – Top 5 entries selected by the SSU Team are uploaded to facebook for a popular vote

Thursday August 5th 1pm – Facebook popular vote closes.

Thursday August 5th – Most popular entry is announced winner


Design Specifications

Size: Standard A5 (148 X 210 mm)

Bleed: 5mm

Colour Mode: CMYK

Accepted Formats: PDF, Adobe Illustrator File, Adobe Photoshop File, Adobe InDesign File (when providing Adobe files please make sure they are packaged correctly), JPEG


There is no specific theme for this year’s diary cover, but try to keep it student or university related. Digital illustrations, hand drawn images, photography and any other mediums you can imagine are all welcome, provided it can be printed on A5 card – design whatever you like!

The Swinburne Student Union reserves the rights to make alterations to final design. Please keep your original design file in case we need to do this.


Designs Must Include:

‘Student Diary 2022’ or ‘2022 Student Diary’

SSU Logo – download here


To Enter:

Email your entry or a link to access your entry to with the email subject “2022 Diary Cover Entry”


Entry Requirements

Entrants must be current Swinburne students with a valid Student ID number.  

By entering the 2022 Swinburne Student Diary Competition entrants are confirming that they hold all intellectual property rights in the work and that they have obtained prior written approval for the use of any third party copyrighted material contained in the submitted work. 

Entrants will allow the work to used by the Swinburne Student Union for the purposes of the 2022 Student Diary and any related materials.  

By entering the 2022 Swinburne Student Diary Cover Competition, entrants acknowledge that the SSU cannot control who votes in the popular vote portion of the competition and therefore cannot enforce a student only vote.