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August 20, 2018 | by  | in News |
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Where Does Your Student Services Levy Go?

Ever wondered where your Student Services Levy goes? So did we. It was weirdly difficult finding out where the money ends up — we waited over two weeks for a response from Comms. They said, ”there is considerable complexity in the management of the levy particularly where it is only part of the overall resource allocation for a range of student service categories”.

This is the breakdown for 2017, since the 2018 spending isn’t out yet. We got this info largely from the 2017 Annual Report, the Student Services Levy FAQ, and the Student Services Levy report, which are all available online. The Student Services Levy for 2019 is currently in the process of being set, which is done by the Advisory Committee of the Student Services Levy.

Advocacy and Legal Advice (7.2%)
Student Interest and Conflict Resolution Team
VUWSA Student Advocate
VUWSA Class Rep Training
Careers information, advice and guidance (9.7%)
Staff providing course and degree guidance, career advice
and guidance, student and graduate workshops
Victoria Plus
Alumni as Mentors
Counselling services and pastoral care (18.6%)
Student Counselling
Te Pūtahi Atawhai
Student Support Coordinators in halls
VUWSA Food Bank
Employment Information (5.8%)
Careers expos

Financial support and advice (4.1%)
Administering Student Hardship Fund
Student Finance Advisors
Health services (27.2%)
Mauri Ora
Disability Services
Media (1.4%)
Salient Magazine
Salient FM
Salient TV
Childcare Services (1.5%)
Victoria University Creche
Clubs and Societies (22.7%)
Vic Rec: meeting rooms, clubs funding, financial advice
Sports, Recreation and Cultural Activities (1.9%)
Supporting teams to attend national and international events, organising and supervising recreational activities, providing services to student athletes, group exercise timetable.

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