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Café Angazi With its funky tunes, friendly staff and vibrant JVSV\YZ(UNHaPPZ[OLWLYMLJ[WSHJL[VTLL[ up for a coffee or a bite.

The Tav

The Guild Tavern offers bistro meals in a casual setting. With a huge range of local and imported beers, wine and spirits, it is KLÄUP[LS`OHYK[VILH[HSHa`HM[LYUVVUH[[OL Tav.

Café @ Concept Late for class & in a hurry? Need something fast? Stop at Café @ Concept for a coffee, MYLZOS`ZX\LLaLKQ\PJLVYZVTL[OPUNHIP[ more gourmet. Also, check out our new SV\UNLHYLH^P[O^PÄHUK[OLJVTÄLZ[ couches on campus!

The Main Café Choose from a selection of foods from around the globe for all tastes and diets, prepared by the friendly team at the Main Café.

Bookmark Café Has a range of healthy and hearty meals available, alongside the ever popular sandwiches, homemade soup and coffee by the mug to help you through the day.

The Basement The Basement is your one stop shop for delicious burgers, fries, hot dogs and all the naughty things.

Vege Patch The freshly revamped Vege Patch is the place to go if you want the largest selection of fresh salads, pastas, sushi and vegetarian meals. 2



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History of The Guild President’s Report Managing Directors Report Boards & Committees Guild Council Members Representation & educational Issues the Student services & Ammenities Fee Commercial: food and beverage Commercial: Retail Events Clubs Guild rec Membership Services Support/ Student assist Staff Listing Independant Audit Report Financial Report revenue Breakdown Student Services Expences


History A few years after the WA Institute of Technology (WAIT) had been established in 1966, it became clear that there was a lack of ‘community’ amongst the students. The WAIT decided that the formation of a student association was required to manage student facilities and improve community life on campus. With approval from the Minister for Education, the WAIT Student Guild was established - opening its doors for business in February 1969. The Guild Z[HY[LK[VKPZ[YPI\[LP[ZÄYZ[UL^ZWHWLYº(ZWLJ[»HUK other weekly publications, ‘Spectrum’ and ‘Wisgo’ shortly after. The Guild organised George James Week (named after the St Georges Terrace and James Street WAIT sites), Orientation Week and the Recovery Ball. The Guild also recommended that the WAIT implement the common free time we still enjoy every Wednesday afternoon to this day. In 1971, amendments to the WAIT Act allowed student representation on University Council and a few other Boards. 0U   [OYLL `LHYZ HM[LY [OL VMÄJPHS .\PSK LZ[HISPZOTLU[[OL.\PSK)\PSKPUN^HZÄUHSS`VWLULK As a result of the new amenities available to the Guild, the 1970’s was a time of expansion providing more services to the students. A second-hand bookshop, fruit and vegetable market, and Guild Emporium were set up, with the establishment of a full pharmacy. Bookshop grants were introduced along with student insurance coverage, a taxation advisory service, external student’s newsletter, student radio and the appointment of environmental and homosexual HMMHPYZVMÄJLYZ During the late 1970’s, in an effort to subdue student voices in higher education, the WA Government abolished compulsory membership of student associations and compulsory charging of student service fees. In 1979, the Guild President took the extraordinary measure of halting all Guild operations. This led to an PUJYLHZLKH^HYLULZZVM[OL.\PSK»ZZPNUPÄJHU[YVSLPU 2

WYV]PKPUNZLY]PJLZMVYZ[\KLU[ZVUJHTW\Z(\UPÄLK group of 1,000 students protested at the Government’s attempt to restrict student organisations. (S[OV\NO[OL.\PSKZ\MMLYLKMYVTÄUHUJPHSHUKPU[LYUHS turmoil in the 1980’s, it continued to provide support for students and even extended its services through new projects. Commercial services were expanded to include a Guild owned hairdresser (Campus Cuts) and leased a health food shop, an optometrist and a health appraisal centre. Guild regulations needed to be changed to suit the new WAIT divisional based system and a policy handbook was developed. In 1994, Voluntary Student Unionism legislation was passed by the WA Government thereby enforcing a voluntary student services fee. Fortunately, with the ever-present threat of the new legislation, the Guild had taken precautionary measures pre-empting the decline of student funding. This included the closing of the Guild Emporium, Guild Shop and the tool library, and a suspension of the Emergency Student Loan Service. On the other hand, the Guild began operating the Curtin Tavern, which was previously run by the Curtin Student’s Social Club, and set up the Sports Store and Copy Centre. The Guild also took over catering on campus. To enable the continued prosperity of the range of free services offered to students, the Guild became more commercially focused in these trading areas. When the Guild celebrated its’ 30 year anniversary in 1999, it was calculated that Guild Representatives had sat on around 19,500 boards and committees, organised over 100 rallies and petitions and written over 10,000 reports. In 2002, the State Government reintroduced compulsory student amenities fees, which students paid to the university, which was then handed to the Guild. This once again allowed the Guild to provide more free services to students. However by 1 July 2006 Federal legislation came into effect which prohibited the University from charging a compulsory amenities and services fee. However,


in line with Western Australian legislation, a student still automatically became a Basic Guild Member on enrolment, which grants the students limited access to the Guild’s basic services at no charge. Despite these set-backs, the Guild has continued to expand P[Z YHUNL VM ILULÄ[Z HUK WYV]PKL NYLH[ ZLY]PJL HUK representation to all students. In October 2011, the Australian Parliament passed the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2011 to allow Universities and other higher education providers, to charge a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) from 2012 (see the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Act 2011). The maximum amount charged to any student enrolled in 2012 was $263 and may be less, depending on the mode and study load. The fee can be deferred through a HECS-style incomecontingent loan called the Student Amenities-HELP (SA-HELP).

Sources: *\Y[PU:[\KLU[.\PSK  .YVRB6MÄJPHS.\PSK Newspaper], Perth. >(0; :[\KLU[ .\PSK     (ZWLJ[ B6MÄJPHS Guild Newspaper], Perth. >(0;:[\KLU[.\PSK  .YVRB6MÄJPHS.\PSK Newspaper], Perth. WAIT Student Guild, 1974-1985, Annual Reports. White, M., 1996, WAIT to Curtin, Paradigm Books, Curtin University, Perth. ––

;OL.\PSKOHZZ\JJLZZM\SS`ULNV[PH[LKHÄM[`WLYJLU[ share of the funds which secures funds for essential services and amenities currently provided by the Guild. These funds have also been used to create and implement a number of additional services due to the increased demand that we have experienced as our membership base has increased dramatically. All SSAF received by the Guild will be allocated entirely to student services and amenities. Without adequate funding for student-based services such as advocacy, counselling, health, and legal support, students may become vulnerable to dropping out of university. The Guild aims to increase assistance to low-SES students, enhance student representation, and is continually working on a number of projects that will utilize the Student Services and Amenities Fee to support students and improve life on campus for years to come.


President’s Report Welcome to the 2012 Curtin Student Guild Annual Report. 2012 was a strong year for the Guild, we grew our projects and workforce, developed a wider range of events (including many non-alcohol related), traditional events expanded their capacities, lobbied the university across many campaigns and had excellent membership numbers. However all of this seems to pale in comparison to the work involved in securing, allocating and administering the Student Service and Amenities Fee.


Much of 2012 was taken up grappling with the legislative requirements and processes for the allocation of the SSAF. Throughout the early parts of 2012 the Guild was in lengthy negotiations with [OL <UP]LYZP[` ILMVYL ÄUHSS` 6U  4HYJO [OL .\PSK YLJLP]LK UV[PÄJH[PVU [OH[ ^L ^V\SK IL YLJLP]PUN 50% of the SSAF funds that would be collected that year. We published this information on our website shortly afterwards. Thank you to all of the students that supported the Curtin Student Guild in lobbying [OL <UP]LYZP[` MVY [OL ÄM[` WLYJLU[ ZOHYL 0U ZPNUPUN our petition, you ensured that the funding is spent by students, for students. The student voice rang loud and clear and we were able to secure our objective. It is unfortunate that due to the time taken within the negotiations Guild membership was still charged [V H]VPK HU` ULNH[P]L ÄUHUJPHS YLZ\S[Z TV]PUN forward however this is no longer the case and in 2013 the Guild offers universal membership. With this newfound funding, the Guild is able to deliver a better University experience that is run by students, for students. We are able to provide better student advocacy and support by strengthening your Student Assist team, increasing representation on University 4

Boards and Committees, providing bigger and better JHTWHPNUZ VU *\Y[PUZWLJPÄJ PZZ\LZ HUK T\JO much more. The Curtin Student Guild believes that student money should go to students, as we are in the best position to provide services, activities, advocacy and support. Any SSAF expenditure is required to go through Guild Council and numerous University committees before being approved. The primary committee for this is the SSAF Expenditure Committee, the purpose of this committee is to look at areas that require SSAF funds and to pass and approve projects requiring ::(-M\UKPUN;OL,_WLUKP[\YL*VTTP[[LLOHZÄ]L YLWYLZLU[H[P]LZMYVT[OL<UP]LYZP[`HUKHSZVÄ]LMYVT the Guild, with the chair of the committee being the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education. We have strong representation on this committee and will ensure that the student voices are expressed loudly and clearly.

Tavern Restrictions

;OLSH[[LYWHY[VMLUKLKPUHÅ\YY`VM^VYRHZ the university sought to impose restrictions on the Tavern trading hours, negatively impacting student SPMLHUKWSHJPUN[OL.\PSKH[HÄUHUJPHSKPZHK]HU[HNL The restrictions involve a 9pm closing time each night and an allocation of only 6 large events per year each with a 10:30 lockout. Unfortunately these restrictions ^LYLZ\JJLZZM\SHUK[OL.\PSKJVU[PU\LZ[VÄNO[[OLT

Budget Cuts

Unfortunately in 2012 Curtin announced course cuts and a funding cut of 20 percent across all schools. Begining in 2013 as Curtin turns towards becoming a “research intensive” university. The 20 percent cuts will leave a $42 million void. The Guild fought against these cuts and continues to oppose them.

President’s Report

(QJOLVK ODQJXDJH SUR¿FLHQF\ Moving Forward In 2013 we want to continue to expand advocacy, survey support, campus culture and social life for Curtin In August of 2012, The Guild put a survey out to all international students regarding their experiences and L_WLJ[H[PVUZYLSH[LK[V,UNSPZOSHUN\HNLWYVÄJPLUJ` requirements and support at Curtin University. The Curtin Student Guild recognises that this is an ongoing issue for some, but not for all, International students. The purpose of this survey was to identify the key areas of concern, and to gain feedback on what types of services students would like to see. It was found that students still required additional English language support and reinforced the need for ongoing one-on-one English language support throughout the academic career.

students. We will continue to provide representation and run campaigns to demand better welfare and education. Education cuts on a campus and national level will be an ongoing issue. Curtin Student Guild hopes to raise awareness and expectations on campus, and give students a way to get involved. We will continue to take up issues of equity and combat discrimination, and proudly celebrate the diversity of the student population. Jess McLeod

Excellence in teaching awards

2013 Guild President

In 2012, the Guild ran the Excellence in Teaching Awards. This was the 12th year the awards have continued, with an award given in each undergraduate MHJ\S[`[^VWVZ[NYHK\H[LH^HYKZHUK[OLÄYZ[`LHY a new category of award, titled the “Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Excellence” was given. Each year the Guild’s Excellence in Teaching Awards recognise teachers who have displayed excellence in classroom communication, maximising student participation and show passion and enthusiasm in their teaching area. A selection panel consisting of student representatives determined the winners for each category. Winners were presented with a framed award and $1,000 to spend on improving the learning experience of their students.


Managing Director’s Report At the completion of 2012 the Guild has current assets totalling $5,602,317. Inclusive in this total are cash reserves totalling $4,584,611. If we include noncurrent assets such as property, plant, equipment and goodwill; then we have a total asset value of $10,212,751. We have liabilities totalling $2,621,360. Therefore our net assets at the completion of 2012 are $7,591,391. The Guild’s net surplus for the year was $1,204,372. >OPSZ[ [OPZ ÄN\YL PZ ÅH[[LYPUN P[ T\Z[ IL UV[LK [OH[ our SSAF entitlement has been taken up as income but due to the late timing of receiving these funds we could not expend all of it in the 2012 calendar year. The surplus SSAF funds are earmarked for expenditure in 2013. We would like to note that the current cost of amortisation and depreciation are much higher than they would normally be if we had guarantee of tenure past December 2019. Accounting Standards require businesses to write off assets so that their value is nil by the time the current lease expires. These charges will continue to increase as new projects, refurbishments and plant and equipment YLWSHJLTLU[ZL]LU[\H[LZOV^PUNKPZ[VY[LKÄUHUJPHS results for the Guild. The Guild undertook a number of considerable capital works projects in 2012. These included: a full renovation of Basement Café, an internal renovation of the Tavern, development of the Agora Courtyard (adjacent to the Main Café), the installation of a new band stand at the Tavern, new fencing for the Tavern, and new air conditioning in both the Main Cafeteria 6

and The Spot. All of these projects delivered positive outcomes for our members. The Guild is also undergoing some major renovations in 2013. These works include: redevelopment of the Copy and Design Centre, redevelopment of Bookmark Café, redevelopment of the Main Café, a small renovation in Angazi Café, redevelopment of the Guild Quad, and a renovation of Guild Reception. It is likely that these capital improvements will decline over the coming years as we have no guarantee of tenure post 2019. Unfortunately the time we need to recover the costs of these improvements is in the vicinity of 5 years. We are then caught in the unenviable position of having facilities that misrepresent our normal high standards. It is imperative that we move forward with the University in order to get guaranteed tenure over our current facilities. The University has released its Greater Curtin vision/blue print. This project will see a massive redevelopment of Curtin infrastructure over the next 15 years. Major elements of this project include: the creation of vast research buildings, a revamp to the teaching facilities, increased on-campus accommodation, more community facilities, and more trading outlets. The University has already PKLU[PÄLK [OL  WYLJPUJ[ HZ ILPUN HU HYLH [OH[ is critical in their redevelopment. This is the area from where the Guild provides the majority of their services. It is imperative that the Guild partners with the University on this project to ensure we maintain facilities for our own ongoing service provision. We have already been in contact with the University to detail our willingness to support these changes and

Managing Director’s Report outline our intention to secure an in-perpetuity or long-term lease within this redevelopment. (Z H ZPNUPÄJHU[ [OPYK WHY[` ZLY]PJL WYV]PKLY [V [OL Curtin community we are very concerned about THPU[HPUPUN [OL ÄUHUJPHS YL[\YUZ VM ZVTL VM V\Y services moving forward. Some elements of Curtin’s Place Activation Plan and increased competition are beginning to put a strain on some of the services that we provide. The Guild currently continues to provide services throughout the year, even in the absence of students. During the student free times the Guild suffers losses in their trading outlets however in the past we have continued to trade to ensure that there is continued provision of services to the wider Curtin community. However with the introduction of other providers we need to rethink our position. Of concern are the new food vendors that only attend campus during teaching weeks. These vendors have HZPNUPÄJHU[HK]HU[HNLK\L[V[OLMHJ[[OL`[YHKL[V the masses and are absent when the demand is not there. The Guild must partner with the Place Activation team to ensure the projects delivered are relevant to our students. We recognise there are opportunities to embrace some of the Place Activation initiatives. The resources that the University are investing are ZPNUPÄJHU[;OLPYHIPSP[`[VJPYJ\T]LU[[OLI\YLH\JYHJ` and roadblocks within the Curtin system has allowed them to fast track many of their initiatives. A number of the activations that Curtin has implemented are very similar to projects we have tried to deliver ourselves but were unsuccessful in carrying them out due to the University’s red tape. By combining our efforts with the Place Activation team, the Guild can ensure that our students are provided with services and amenities that are relevant to their education experience. During 2012 the Guild investigated new business models to try and secure income from off campus. The income generated by these new business models

was then going to be redistributed on campus. One of these business models was an external IT consulting business named BTSS. During the year we exercised due diligence by preparing business models and business plans. We are currently unhappy with the outcomes of this business venture. We have currently put this on hold; however we deem that it was time well spent as we now have sound templates and references for future business planning. Once again we thank the University for its Grant support, ensuring the continued viability of the vital student services for which the Guild considers imperative. At the end of 2012 the Guild said farewell to its long serving Managing Director – Cliff Paget. His [PYLSLZZSLHKLYZOPWHUKN\PKHUJLV]LYÄ]L`LHYZ^HZ outstanding and he has left the Guild in an extremely advantageous position. In fact we are currently recognised as one of the most successful Guild’s in Australia. We thank Cliff for his distinguished service and wish him well in his retirement. I would also like to congratulate our student Council on their notable governance they demonstrated during 2012. They were strongly led by Ali Kirke who displayed leadership qualities beyond her years. I wish her and the wider Guild Council well in their future endeavours. Lastly, thank you and good luck to our 2012 members. It has been a pleasure representing, advocating and serving you.

Brent Penberthy Managing Director 2013


Boards & Committees The following is a listing of all Guild Representatives on University Boards & Council in 2012

Alinta Kirk 2012 President University Council Academic Board Academic Services Committee University Admissions Committee University Teaching and Learning Committee Guild University Liaison Committee Fees and Charges Committee Student Wellbeing Advisory Committee Professional Standards and Conduct Unit Participation, Equity and Partnerships Group ,UNSPZO3HUN\HNL7YVĂ&#x201E;JPLUJ`:[LLYPUN*VTTP[[LL Bi-Monthly meetings with Corporate Relations and Development Monthly meetings with Academic Registrar Regular meetings with the Vice Chancellor Regular meetings with Deputy Vice Chancellor Education Regular meetings with Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Outdoor Cinema Proposal Committee Academic Taskforce meeting SSAF Expenditure Committee SSAF Implementation Committee Student Housing Advisory Committee ICT Governance Committee University Staff Selection Panels

Jess McLeod Education Vice-President

Academic Board Courses Committee University Teaching and Learning Committee Guild University Liaison Committee Work Integrated Learning Committee Flexible Learning Committee Academic Services Committee Safety and Security on Campus Committee SSAF Expenditure Committee SSAF Implementation Committee Monthly meetings with Academic Registrar Meetings with Deputy Vice Chancellor Education Meetings with Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic

Dave Farr Activities Vice-President

ICT Governance Committee Alcohol Awareness Campaign SSAF Expenditure Committee SSAF Implementation Committee Monthly meetings with Academic Registrar

Joseph Quick General Secretary

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Council Governance

Keturah Mudhan Health Sciences

Health Science Teaching & Learning Committee Health Science Academic Board Student Disciplinary Panels University Staff Selection Panels

Guild Council 2012 Guild Council

Michaul Ball Humanities

Humanities Teaching & Learning Committee Student Disciplinary Panels Humanities Courses Management Committee University Staff Selection Panels

Maz Rahman Science & Engineering

Science & Engineering Teaching & Learning Committee Science & Engineering Courses Management Committee Student Disciplinary Panels University Staff Selection Panels Business Business Teaching & Learning Committee CBS Strategic Review Board Student Disciplinary Panels University Staff Selection Panels

Ali Kirke Jess McLeod David Farr Joseph Quick Michael Ball Maz Rahman Keturah Mudhan Noelle de Marigny Audrey Gunawan Tessa Coleman Leanne Dempsey Ryan Slevin Belinda Baker Sam Cavallaro John Davidson Chamonix Terblanche Amir Nourani (SPZVU4J*HYUL`  2H[(SHYRVU  

President Education VP Activities VP General Secretary Humanities Rep Sci Eng Rep Health Science Rep Business Rep Council Chairperson Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor/Queer Councillor CUPSA President ISC Convenor >VTHU»Z6MÄJLY 8\LLY6MÄJLY

Noelle De Marginey Business

Business Teaching & Learning Committee CBS Strategic Review Board Student Disciplinary Panels University Staff Selection Panels


Representatıon & Educatıonal Issues Education Vice President

The position is about standing up for students’ right to a decent education and campaigning for a diverse and inclusive campus. Last year the EVP campaigned around four key areas; education, student welfare, equity and student life as well as attending many University and Guild Board and Committee meetings.


Standing up for education rights meant actively involving students in campaigns around a variety of issues, including: ‹ Starting the education collective, Curtin Uncut ‹ Campaigning against loss of facilities and student space in the Art Department ‹ Opposing fee increases ‹ Resolving issues of illegal fees with assignment submission ‹ Raising issues of overcrowding, face-to-face learning, and course content in Common First Year units with heads of department ‹ Working with the media to give interviews and issue press releases ‹ Liaising with national student representatives ‹ Organising forums against budget cuts to education ‹ Prioritising talking to students ‹ Worked alongside the National Tertiary Education Union to tackle the many issues which impact on both staff and students. 10


The general welfare of students was a big concern. The EVP campaigned around a variety of welfare related issues: ‹ Publicly opposed and obtained media coverage over rising student debt ‹ Publicly defended an International Student who faced legal issues around free speech ‹ Contacted the Curtin Muslim Students Association, offering support for lobbying for a new prayer room ‹ Ran breakfast BBQs ‹ Took up campus issues to offer and provide assistance to students ‹ Worked with student assist to advocate and represent students in need

Representatıon & Educatıon


Equity issues, and general life pressures such as OV\ZPUN LTWSV`TLU[ KPZJYPTPUH[PVU HUK ÄUHUJPHS hardship all adversly affect students. In order to make Curtin University an inclusive environment for all students regardless of their gender, sexuality, race, religion or class background, the EVP organised, supported and participated in a range of equity issues. These included: ‹ >VYRPUN ^P[O LX\P[` VMÄJLYZ PUJS\KPUN 8\LLY Women's, Indigenous and International Student Committee ‹ Supporting Coles / Toll workers' strike. This strike had serious implications for students many of whom have casual jobs at Coles supermarkets and subsidiaries. ‹ Investigated gaps in English language support for students

Student Life

University is not just about going to lectures it is also about the people you meet and a vibrant culture. The EVP campaigned around the following issues to ensure a dynamic campus culture. They: ‹ Defended common free time which saw a dramatic decrease in scheduled classes during this time ‹ Advocated for and gained additional resources for clubs and societies ‹ Stopped a fee increase to PAYG parking by organising a Guild protest ‹ Organised protests and advocated against restrictions to Tav opening hours

Attended and spoke at demonstrations forming part of a national push for legislative reform, in regards to a range of issues which affect the way students see themselves and each other. These Include: ‹ Marriage equality and against homophobia ‹ Anti-racism, ‹ Refugee rights ‹ Free speech ‹ Against unconventional gas "fracking" ‹ Against the anti-association laws ‹ Rallies for workers' rights 11


The Student Services & Amenities Fee

In late 2011, the Federal Government passed legislation to allow universities to charge a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) of up to $263 (indexed) to fund non-academic programs and initiatives on campus. This fee will aid in the restoration of essential services to campuses and ensure students not only grow academically at university but also personally.

Guild SSAF Funded Projects

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Basement Cafe Upgrade Building 104 Courtyard Upgrade Refurbishment of WASM Social Club (Kalgoorlie) Conference funding Online Console Tournament Expansion of Orientation Week, Clubs Day and Guild Day activities Inter-postgraduate association semester events Kalgoorlie campus sporting opportunities Refurbishment of Kalgoorlie Common Room Club development and Funding Growth Kalgoorlie Student Guild Representative Honoraria 3LNHS(ZZPZ[6MĂ&#x201E;JLY .\PSK:[\KLU[(ZZPZ[6MĂ&#x201E;JLY2HSNVVYSPL Student Accident Insurance to all registered members of the Guild 0U[LYUH[PVUHS:[\KLU[(ZZPZ[6MĂ&#x201E;JLY Postgraduate Mentorship Program WASM Guild Diary Printing Services Outdoor serving area Childchare grants Guild Entertainment 7YV]PZPVUVM/9:HML[`6MĂ&#x201E;JLY Main CafĂŠ Upgrade/Expansion Club Storeage CUPSA Research Publication Grant Vagina Monologues Production Increase Guild CafĂŠ Opening Hours CUPSA Data Collection Grant The Guild Courtyard Redevelopment Guild Reception Redevelopment Angazi Cade Upgrade/Expansion Guild Departments Salaries Vending Machines - Kalgoorlie Campus Remuneration of CUPSA faculty representatives 0UJYLHZL PU *<7:( ,_LJ\[P]L 6MĂ&#x201E;JLYZ OV\YZ from 12 to 20 hours per week Curtin Student Guild member's discount :[\KLU[,UNHNLTLU[6MĂ&#x201E;JLY,X\P[` Tavern Courtesy Bus Sponsorship - Curtin Stadium Sports

Representatıon/ Educatıonal Issues

The Guild Agora The Guild’s newly renovated Agora is one of our bes texamples of the importance of SSAF Funding in making sure students have spaces to go on campus for fun, study & food. The Agora, completed in late 2012 featurs an inbuilt decked stage, enough electricity to power a big gig, beanbags, table tennis, large shade umbrellas and an all weather covered section. ;OL SHYNL ÅH[ ZWHJL HKKZ [V [OL .\PSKZ HIPSP[` [V provide events and entertainment on campus. To date many events have been held in the space by the Guild, Guild Clubs and the University. The Agora has become popular for lunch and morning chillouts. The largest event to invade the space has been 2013’s O +H`^OPJOÄSSLKV\[[OL]LU\LZWLJ[HJ\SHYS` Large infrastructure projects such as The Agora and Basement have become a SSAF funding priority to ensure that if the funding if short lived provides a vaulauable legacy for many years of students, today and to come.



Food & Beverage

The Tavern and its events remained a popular place for student interaction, resulting in the use of extended courtyards for all major events throughout 2012. The Refurbishment which took place inside midyear allowed the Tav to take on a refreshed look proving more popular for private functions. The Tav has worked closely with Liquor authorities in the past few years to implement strategies to reduce alcohol related harm with positive results. This however did not prevent the cessation of cultural festival celebrations such as “Oktoberfest” 2012 was a year that saw the Tavern become a victim of its own success. It was deemed that the Tavern being open for evening operation was attracting undesirable groups to the campus, without necessarily attending the Tav at all. After lengthy negotiations restrictions have been imposed on the Tavern for day to day trade to cease prior to 9pm Monday- Friday, in an endeavour to treat the symptom not the cause of a high density area. This has been an extreme blow for [OL;H]LYUÄUHUJPHSS`HUK[VZ[\KLU[SPMLW\[[PUNHU end to weekly Wednseday night celebrations, which had previously regularly reached capacity In an attempt to maintain services to clubs and associates on campus the Tav is open to function considerations following approvals from the University.

EFTPOS Across All Sites

In response to customer demand, 2012 saw customer demand have its’ way and EFTPOS was introduced into all of the Guild Cafes. The units were originally intended to have a $10 minimum spend however, a more wallet friendly $5 minimum was brought in soon after. To speed up the process and help us look after our customers better, all of the units were upgraded later in the year to an integrated system that works in conjunction with the point of sale system. So far EFTPOS has been so popular that there are plans in place to increase the number of EFTPOS units per site in 2013. 14


After years of planning, Basement Café (located in the ,UNPULLYPUN7YLJPUJ[ÄUHSS`NV[[OLMHJLSPM[^LOHKHSS been looking forward to. The old Basementclosed in July 2012 and the shiny new and improved Basement will open its doors once more in January 2013. Much thought and consideration has gone into the planning of the new café with a strong focus on providing a greater range of food prepared to order. We will achieve this through a larger and more interactive food display area and a bigger and better equipped kitchen. A new coffee counter is to be introduced and an amazing alfresco area will also be added.


Angazi Café has secured its lease for a further 5 years so you can look forward to more great atmosphere, delicious food and amazing coffee as well as superior customer service.


The courtyard between the Main Café and the Tavern was treated to a complete renovation in late 2012. The space had become dated and was rarely used by people other than Main Café customers. Consideration was made to open the space and create a multi purpose meeting zone that would service the Main Café patrons throughout the day but could also be used for functions, events or student based meetings. There has been power and lighting added so that the space is now ready to go for upcoming events. The courtyard was given a new name to go with the new look - Agora: from Ancient Greek – a public open space used for meetings and assemblies.




After years of sweltering in less than comfortable heat in the kitchen, the hard working Chefs in the Main Café Kitchen were rewarded with an overhaul of the cooling system in their work space. This was a large

2012 Highlights scale upgrade which involved the whole café being closed down for 2 weeks in the middle of the year.


The Food & Beverage Team has continued to grow PU>LHYLH[[YHJ[PUNIL[[LYHUKTVYLX\HSPÄLK candidates for positions as well as retaining staff for longer periods of time. As an employer, we strive to provide a secure and stable workplace where staff are mentored, encouraged and valued. We also JLSLIYH[LKZPNUPÄJHU[SLUN[OVMZLY]PJLTPSLZ[VULZMVY the following staff: 10 years – Jennifer Tubic (Bookmark / Basement) 15 years – Glenn Harrison (General Services) 20 years – Carol Page (Bookmark)


Main café will start serving delicious and wallet friendly breakfasts in 2013. During semester the café will operate from 7.30am



Bookmark Café will be closed for a large portion of 2013 to accommodate a major refurbishment of both the café area and the surrounding library area. The new design of the café will include the addition of a coffee kiosk separate to the main food service area which will certainly alleviate some of the current issues faced during busy periods.


The equipment and furniture of the Main Café will be renewed and replaced mid-2013. Expect to see a completely refreshed food service area featuring all new menu items as well as all new furniture and layout in the dining area. The change will allow for more intimate seating options and will steer away from the large format seating arrangement currently in place. A “coffee nook” will also be created allowing for a more relaxed gathering space.


An order was placed in late 2012 for a coffee cart. The cart will be used mostly in the Agora Courtyard and the Main Café. It will also have the ability to move around campus (as required) to help support events and take the pressure off busy coffee outlets.

We will be continuing our operational focus on improving the customer experience through a happy & dynamic team.


(Or Roughly 2.5km or 5.44 Laps of Patersons Stadium)

(END TO END) 159,465 HOT MEALS!!! 15

Retail Guild Copy & Design Centre In late June 2012, the self-service print area installed a smartloader kiosk and replaced the user’s card with a smartcard. This enabled users to add funds to their print/copy account via notes, coins or transfer funds from debit cards. There was an initial inconvenience VM [OL [YHUZP[PVU I\[ HM[LY [OL ÄYZ[ ML^ ^LLRZ TVZ[ users were able to exchange their old card at no cost. Curtin uni students do not have to pay for the smartcard as SSAF funded the cost of the new cards. This new system reduced staff mistakes as they no longer needed to manually add credit via the till and PaperCut application. This also eliminated the queue at the counter allowing staff to focus on other duties. As of 2012, there were 6,455 active users and total of 1,236,320 pages were printed/copied. Thumbs up to users printing double-sided, a total of 981,716 sheets – thank you for thinking green! 87% of the pages were BW and 13% in colour. Each of the 3 Xerox copier/ printer handled averagely 383,746 pages in 2012! Busiest time was from 10am -2pm, peaking at 12pm, and gradually quietening down from 2pm. Busiest months being March, June, July and October. The self-service print area generated an income of $122,000 in 2012 compared to $117,000 in 2011. Plans drawn for the re-development of the selfservice print room and the production/sales area, work to start February/March 2013. This includes “expanding” the production space in the main shop, and in the self-service print room to facilitate at least 15 x PC’s, recharge kiosk, 4 x Xerox copier/printers and a new sales counter with a dedicated book binding service area. SSAF funding was approved for the purchase a KIPC7800 Wide Format toner base printer and FujiXerox Digital solution – J75 Digital Color Press and D110 BW Copier/Printer (replacing the ageing 2 Xerox printers) thereby lifting the shop to a more professional level digital print centre. The machines are scheduled to be installed in 2013 as soon as the re-development of the Copy & Design Centre is completed. 2011 – 2012 sales comparisons: BW printing sales increased 29%. Colour printing sales by 13%.There 16

was a 49% increase in trimming, design and print set-up sales which is a positive for us as for the past few years, we used to “absorb” the trimming and minor additional set-up/editing costs. Laminating, large format printing and binding had percentage reduction. However, overall sales increased by 5% in 2012 compared to 2011.

IT Works In 2012, We began stocking Apple Computers & iPads. Although we could not become an Education reseller, we offered a $50 discount to Guild Members which we absorbed. :VSKV]LYJVWPLZVM4PJYVZVM[6MÄJL<UP]LYZP[` saving students almost $10,000. Sold over 700 pairs of headphones Introduced popular brands of bags including Oakley & Superdry Began importing our own brand of computer accessories, allowing us to slash the retail price and saving students over 50% Helped over 230 students repair their computer

Curtin Concept We negotiated with a local supplier to produce our apparel right here in Perth. This has allowed us to change styles & provide a faster turnaround for custom orders. We introduced Curtin University Corporate Wear to provide cheaper uniforms for Curtin Staff. We began supplying Curtin Guild Clubs with apparel with the assistance of Curtin Student Guild clubs grants. Commissioned an aerial photographer to produce a 360* earth style image for postcards, posters & accessories to show off our beautiful campus. Sold over 4,100 units of Curtin University Apparel!!

2012 Highlights

The Spot Â&#x2039; Offering more than 60 varieties of bulk mixed lollies, we sold over 3,270kg in 2012! Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the same weight as nearly 2 Holden VE Commodore Sedans! Â&#x2039; Sold 21,092 student movie tickets saving Curtin Students a whopping $147,644. Â&#x2039; Â&#x2039; Sold 6,747 adult movie tickets, more than doubling the previous years sales. Â&#x2039; Introduced discount movie tickets for Event, Grand, Ace & Reading Cinemas Â&#x2039; Â&#x2039; Introduced discount tickets for the Rottnest Island Ferry & Adventure World. Â&#x2039; Â&#x2039; /LSK V\Y Ă&#x201E;YZ[ HUK PUJYLKPIS` Z\JJLZZM\S 1LSS` Bean Countinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Comp. The winner took home a brand new Xbox 360 with Kinect.

Second Hand (Bookends)


Â&#x2039; Continued to be an integral service for students with over $766,000 in sales. Â&#x2039; Initiated a store rebranding which included a refreshing new name & new logo. 2013 will see the store receive an internal and external refresh focusing around the rebrand.





The 2012 events calendar saw a range of new events introduced in order to deliver a bigger and more diverse range of activities. These included the expansion and development of the O-vents initiative (introduced in 2011) which consists of a series of micro-events designed to encourage interaction amongst students and provide memorable university experiences, all alcohol-free.

Event List Feb 22, March 7 March 9 March 14 March 20 April 4 April 5 May 9 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 25 July 13 July 18 July 25 July 25 July 30 Aug 1 Aug 3 Aug 13 Aug 15 Aug 24 Sept 2-4 Sept 5 Sept 11 Sept 14 Sept 14 Sept 21 Sept 28 Oct 12 Nov 2

O Day Ovent, Scavenger Hunt Beach Bash Toga Party Harry Potter Quiz Night ABC Party @Wicked Wednesday Easter Bash hosts Ministry of Sound Ovent, Silent Disco National Campus DJ Comp, Curtin Heat Beer Appreciation Night Mexican Night @Wicked Wednesday End of Semester Bash O Week Party! @Tav Friday Guild Day & After Party Ovent, Laser Tag Pyjama Party @Wicked Wednesday Ovent, HvZ National Campus Band Comp, Curtin Heats Zombie Crawl Blue Stockings Week Beauty & The Geek @Wicked Wednesday Mid Semester Bash Parklife Edition National Campus Band Comp, State Heats Wild West @Wicked Wednesday Protest PAYG Parking at Curtin Uni! National Campus Band Comp, State Final HipHopnRNB @Tav Friday Pasar Malam (Night Market) TavnBass @Tav Friday End of Semester Bash ft Tonite Only Tavern Protest

Australian Association of Campus Activities

In 2012 Curtin Student Guild assumed the role of state coordinators (previously entrusted to UWA Guild) of all local Australian Association of Campus Activities (AACA) competitions. These included National Campus Band Comp, DJ Comp, Film Fest and Art Show. 2012 was also a great year for two of Curtin’s competitors, who were lucky enough to come away with the title of State winners. The National Campus DJ Comp (WA) went to Mark Trowbridge and local Curtin band Bishi Bashi took out the National Campus Band Comp (WA). In addition to receiving great prizes which were generously donated by local sponsors, Curtin Student Guild made sure that both Mark and Bishi Bashi were HISL[VH[[LUK[OL5H[PVUHS*HTW\ZÄUHSZI`Z\IZPKPZPUN[OLPYÅPNO[ZPU[LYZ[H[L 18

2012 Highlights


Clubs Clubs and Societies are an integral part of University life, with over 9500 University students signing up for club membership in 2012. Each year, many clubs register with the Guild, representing almost every aspect of campus life. Registered club numbers were high with 56 clubs registering with the Guild for 2012. 22 academic clubs, 10 international clubs, 10 religious clubs, 10 special interest clubs, and 4 issue based clubs made use of the fantastic club services that the Guild provides, including equipment hire, on-campus venue use, promotion of events, and ZPNUPÄJHU[NYHU[ZHUKM\UKPUN In total the Guild provided clubs with over $31,500 in funding. This included over $22,072 in Club Sponsorships, for use in promoting and running fantastic student initiatives, such as the CEC/CCC Ignite Ball, AMS’ Mamak Night and TSA / PSC / HPSA / Biomed’s Health Sciences Ball. 2013 funding is set to become streamlined and more easily accessible, encouraging more on-campus events and club growth/stability. At the 2012 Guild Club Awards presentation, the Curtin Sci-Fi and Fantasy Club was named Guild “Club of the Year”. The “Small Club of the Year” award was given to the Australian Youth Climate Coalition Curtin; and “New Club of The Year” was presented to Circus Curtin (a.k.a. CirTin). Each club ^HZWYLZLU[LK^P[OHUH^HYKJLY[PÄJH[LHUKNYHU[LK extra funding for 2013.


2012 Highlights

Guild Rec Each semester the Guild provides an opportunity to Curtin students to take time out from their hectic work and study commitments, through the popular Guild Recreation program.

.\PSK ULNV[PH[LK ZPNUPÄJHU[S` KPZJV\U[LK YH[LZ MVY these courses, in contrast to what providers normally charged. Several courses were offered to students completely free.

The 2012 Guild Rec program saw more than 360 participants undertaking over 40 short courses in ]HYPV\Z YLJYLH[PVUHS HUKVY LK\JH[PVUHS ÄLSKZ ;OL program incorporated courses such as Applied First (PK Z\YÄUN ZJ\IH KP]PUN *HWVLPYH YVJR JSPTIPUN HUKL]LUJLY[PÄLKPUK\Z[Y`X\HSPÄJH[PVUJV\YZLZZ\JO as barista skills, bar skills and RSA courses. The

One of the most popular options was the Applied First Aid course, with extra classes added throughout [OL`LHY[VHJJVTTVKH[L[OLPUÅ\_VMZ[\KLU[Z^OV registered. The number of classes scheduled for 2013 has been doubled to meet demand. Other popular courses for the year were the Introductory Barista Skills course and the Guild Student Assist Resume and Interview Skills workshops.


Membership Services

Work Experience Insurance Cover In 2012, Student Assist continued to provide work experience insurance letters to students. The insurance remains popular across an array of University faculties. Discounts The off-campus discount package for 2012 continued its partnership with the shopright price matching service and saw the development and improvement of the smartphone app.

2012 Membership Package

The membership package for 2012 again featured the $40 campus cash, given in card form rather [OHU H ]V\JOLY MVY [OL ÄYZ[ [PTL 4LTILYZOPW ^HZ reluctantly charged in 2012 by the Guild as there was no agreement with the university regarding SSAF and [OL.\PSKJV\SKUV[YPZRP[ZÄUHUJPHS]PHIPSP[`(::(- agreement iss now in place and the Guild will In 2012 the Guild continued its use of the slogan “Guild is Good for you” this simple mantra also carried over to 2013.

Publications Grok

In 2012 Grok continued to be one of Australia’s premier student publications. Across its six issues it JV]LYLK THU` [OLTLZ PUJS\KPUN .YVR»Z ÄYZ[ ZLHSLK issue. The issue covered everything “taboo” and not only skirted the boundaries through provocative & humorous stories and photos, it also confronted tough topics with open frankness and deep feeling.

Student Diary

Feb 20 Mar 26 Apr 30 Jul 9 Aug 13 Sep 17 22

The 2012 diary featured the shift to A5 to make it more convenient to carry around and many helpful features within a colourful yet minimalistic layout. All copies of the diary where distributed. Each of the WSHZ[PJPULÄN\YPULZPU[OLKPHY`^LYLOHUKJYHM[LKI` the Guild’s own graphic designer.

2012 Highlights

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During 2012, the Student Assist Dept dealt with a [V[HS VM   Z[\KLU[ JHZLZ ;OPZ Ă&#x201E;N\YL YLWYLZLU[Z around a 40% increase in demand in the service from the previous year. ;OL JVUĂ&#x201E;KLU[PHS UH[\YL VM [OL ZLY]PJL YLZ[YPJ[Z [OL [OL level of detail into which cases can be discussed in this report, however the demand on the service during 2012 can be summarised into the following general categories:Â&#x2039; Academic/University issues 89%. This category includes issues such as status appeals, assessment appeals, academic misconduct, grievances etc. Â&#x2039; Personal issues 5%. This category includes assistance with job search/resume writing, career/course counselling etc. Â&#x2039; >LSMHYL PZZ\LZ     ;OPZ Ă&#x201E;UHS JH[LNVY` JV]LYZ legal issues, Centrelink , housing/tenancy advice etc.


The Guild has continued to act as a Tax-Help centre, coordinating and delivering the program from the main reception building. The Tax-Help program is HUPUP[PH[P]LVM[OL(\Z[YHSPHU;H_6MĂ&#x201E;JL(;6^OPJO recruits and trains volunteers to provide a program ¸KLZPNULK [V WYV]PKL HZZPZ[HUJL [V HU PKLU[PĂ&#x201E;LK 24

com target client group (students), to help them comply with their tax obligations.â&#x20AC;? studen The Tax-Help program is open to all Curtin students progra who meet the basic eligibility criteria of the program (of low income and simple tax affairs). This year, the Curtin program was delivered by a t small team of 5 dedicated volunteers, who in the to three month period (August - October), helped a total of 250 students to lodge a tax return.


The Bookshop Grant program operates through the generosity of the Curtin University Bookshop and enables the Guild to provide grants to eligible \UKLYNYHK\H[L*\Y[PUZ[\KLU[ZPUĂ&#x201E;UHUJPHSULLK The 2012 Bookshop Grant program opened the year with a total available allocation of $218,039.30 which included $50,000 provided through the HEPP strategy funding. Â&#x2039; Semester Oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grant round saw a total of 496 grants awarded valued at $250 each . Â&#x2039; The Semester Twoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grant round awarded 428 students grant valued at $215.

2012 Highlights


Postgraduate EXPERIENCE Program

The Guild’s Personal Accident Insurance covers full student members while undertaking work experience related to their course of study. During 2012 a total of 56 students took advantage of this cover while undertaking work experience across wide range of industries. This year, again, the most popular industry for work experience was the WA Media sector.


The Reboot Program had another great response in2012. A total of 45 students applied for Reboot, 20 of those given to students from the Centre of Aboriginal Studies who are often from remote communities. Currently (at end of March 2013), without the program ILPUNVMÄJPHSS`HK]LY[PZLK"^LOH]LOHKH[V[HSVM students apply and of those 14 from the Centre of Aboriginal Studies. The Reboot program was developed in 2007 (when we only had 12 computers to give away) and had 65 applicants. We have since given 40 computers in 2008, 60 computers in 2009, 69 computers in 2010, 35 computers in 2011 and 45 computers in 2012. To date, we have given out 283 computers in total to students. We currently have a total of 30 machines and 1 monitor left in stock. We have had 11 desktops donated (no monitors) from Student Central at the start of 2013. We have not had any other donations since the last annual report. We rely heavily on our IT Department to format these computers. We have 8 laptops that are dedicated to our loan library – which helped 15 students in 2012 and currently (at end of March 2013), we have had 6 Z[\KLU[ZILULÄ[MYVTHSVHUSHW[VW[VOLSWHPK^P[O their studies.


The Postgraduate Mentor Program (PMP) was launched in Late 2012. The aim of the program is to offer all postgraduate students—both coursework and research—with access to a student mentor who is enrolled in the same course. The program runs in both semesters for coursework students and runs continuously throughout the year for research students. Mentors are expected to provide advice on nonacademic issues, including working with supervisors, workload management, surviving the research candidacy process, how to prepare for assessments and exams, balancing study and social life, and general campus information, including access to support services. A series of Mentor Training Seminars are planned for February and March 2013. Mentees who are doing courses that are eighteen months or less in duration (such as Graduate +PWSVTHZVY.YHK\H[L*LY[PÄJH[LZHYLVM[LUHZZPNULK to a coursework Masters student who is enrolled in the same school. Each mentor has between 1-6 mentees, depending on availability and demand. By linking research students to those studying in similar areas, the Student Guild hopes to promote a cross-disciplinary research culture. By providing new students with access to a peer support network, the program is expected to improve retention rates and promote a successful transition to postgraduate study. With the launch of the new Guild website in May 2013, it is expected that engagement rates will increase ZPNUPÄJHU[S`PU:LTLZ[LY;^VHUK[OYV\NOV\[ 2014.

The program has grown in strength and is no doubt popular with students; we face continual challenges such as securing storage space for both storage and distribution of computers. Despite an advertising blitz I`4LTILY)LULÄ[Z[VWYVTV[LKVUH[PVUZ^P[OPU[OL university, we are greatly requiring further donations as demand is greater than supply. With no clear solution in sight, these are challenges set to continue in 2013.



2012 Highlights

Guild Staff All Guild staff can be contacted by calling Guild Reception on (08) 9266 2900.


Brent Penberthy Managing Director Sylvia Hahn Finance & Admin Mgr/Accountant Karen Rennie Management Accountant 1V(S]L`-PUHUJL (KTPU6MÄJLY Hanna James Accounts Clerk Slade Lever I.T Tony Wilson I.T Paul Kent I.T

RETAIL ‹ ‹ ‹ ‹ ‹ ‹ ‹

Darren Carter Commercial Manager John Hew Copy & Design Centre Manager Justin Manson Copy & Design Leigh Millar The Spot Supervisor Rod Howson Curtin Concept Supervisor Helen Bartlett Secondhand Bookshop Maree Reed Secondhand Bookshop


‹ 9LLJL>OLHKVU4LTILY)LULÄ[Z4HUHNLY ‹ Mia Fukuyama Events & Marketing Coordinator ‹ Rebecca Barendrecht Student Engagement 6MÄJLY ‹ Rozanna Johnson Graphic Designer ‹ Noelle Cavanagh Receptionist ‹ Scott Donaldson Grok Editor ‹ :PTVU9V`:LUPVY:[\KLU[(ZZPZ[6MÄJLY ‹ 6SP]PH*VSQH:[\KLU[(ZZPZ[6MÄJLY ‹ 1\SPHUH+LZRLY3PT:[\KLU[(ZZPZ[6MÄJLY ‹ 1V(UU5HPK\0U[LYUH[PVUHS:[\KLU[(ZZPZ[6MÄJLY ‹ 1LZZ >V[OLYZWVVU :[\KLU[ (ZZPZ[ 6MÄJLY Kalgoorlie Campus ‹ Andrew Cameron Post Gradtuate Student Mentor Program Coordiantor

‹ Francois Leuenberger Food & Beverage Manager ‹ Kelli Knight Catering Operations Manager ‹ Jade Hamilton Food & Beverage Administrative :\WWVY[6MÄJLY ‹ Christophe Jerome Executive Chef ‹ Ann Maree Foran Functions Coordinator (on leave) ‹ Leah Mahony Functions Coordinator ‹ Nonalyn Math Main Cafe Supervisor ‹ Marina Alessandro Concept Cafe Supervisor ‹ Chris Sinclair Cafe Angazi Supervisor ‹ Caroline Southall Bookmark Cafe Supervisor ‹ Glenis Freemantle Vege Patch Supervisor ‹ Pamela Drewery Basement Cafe Supervisor


‹ Tanya Della-Santina Tavern & Bistro Manager



Financial Statements



Auditors Report



Auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report

Statement of Financial Position



As at 31 December 2012



Current Assets Cash Receivables Inventory Other Total Current Assets

4,584,611 528,788 427,781 61,137 5,602,317

3,639,036 369,334 355,560 166,442 4,530,372

Non-Current Assets Receivables Property, Plant & Equipment (nett) Total Non-Current Assets

4,610,434 4,610,434

3,336,496 3,336,496

Total Assets





1,548,767 2,501,699

510,754 1,415,377


64,472 64,472

Total Liabilities



Net Assets



Equity Opening Accumulated Surplus Surplus for 2011

6,387,019 1,204,372

Total Guild Equity


Current Liabilities Trade and other payables Short -term borrowings Short -term provisions Total Current Liabilities Non-Current Liabilities Long -term borrowings Long -term provisions Total Non-Current Liabilities

Statement of Cash Flows



Year Ended 31 December 2012

*HZOH[)HURH[[OLILNPUUPUNVM[OLĂ&#x201E;UHUJPHS`LHY plus Deposits and Interests less Payments Net Cash Flow for Year

6,712,246 ( 325,227)








( 18,839,849) 945,575

( 16,376,474) ( 361,463)




Statement of Financial Performance



Income from Sale of Goods less Cost of Goods Sold less Other Costs of Sales .YVZZWYVĂ&#x201E;[MYVT:HSLZ 

12,370,976 ( 6,668,097) ( 4,331,420)  

12,509,826 ( 5,059,244) ( 6,044,079) 

1,570,779 2,217,749 ( 3,363,751) 209,532 102,014 ( 903,409) 

1,608,121 ( 2,974,955) 269,104 37,714 ( 671,713) 

Year Ended 31 December 2012

plus Services Income (Membership/Uni Grant) SSAF Funds less Cost of Services plus Finance Income plus Other Income less Other Costs :\YWS\Z+LĂ&#x201E;JP[ILMVYL;H_,_WLUZL 




Financial Reports

Statement of Financial Performance Year Ended 31 December 2012



637,959 214,915 194,491 895,037 135,847 133,216 186,317 707,344 1,045,930

444,711 192,408 215,834 897,837 139,275 131,927 208,929 705,100 852,886



10,104,480 107,733 903,409 11,115,622

10,205,492 83,883 671,713 10,961,089




Details of Operating Expenses 2012 Student Services Representation, Advocacy & Advisory Student Support (Student Assist) Membership Services Student Discounts Student Publications Clubs & Recreation Promotions & Events Second Hand Bookshop Other Student Support Costs


Trading Costs & Overheads Trading services Student Council & NUS Guild Administration Sub-total Trading Costs & Overheads



Revenue Breakdown

Membership & University Grant SSAF Funds Finance Income Other Income Sales (Retail & Catering) 36

Financial Reports

Student Services Expences

Representation, Advocacy & Advisory Student Support (Student Assist) Membership Services Student Discounts Student Publications Clubs & Recreation Promotions & Events Second Hand Bookshop Other Student Support Costs

$637,959 Representation & Advocacy

$133,216 Clubs & Recreation 3%


Expenses include: Costs from ‘O’ Day and other orientation week activities and events, grants and sponsorship provided to clubs and societies and costs associated with the Guild’s recreation and activities programme.

These costs are directly associated with the running of the departments dealing with issues relating to disadvantaged and special interest equity groups (CUPSA, International Students Committee, Women, Part-Time & Mature Aged, Indigenous, Sexuality) and includes funding provided to Regional Centres and covers the cost of projects such as the ‘Excellence in Teaching Award’, the ‘Alternative Handbook’ and student surveys.

$214,915 Student Support 5% covers costs for delivering welfare and grievance appeal support including the Guild’s Legal Assist service.

$194,491 Membership Services 5% Expenses in this category include: Student Accident Insurance, Costs associated with running Guild membership stalls, Student diary andother items.

$895,037 Student Discounts 22% This is the value of discounts claimed by students at Guild outlets.


Promotions & Events 4%

Expences include the Guild's huge range of events across the year as well as the cost of promoting services and events

$707,344 Second Hand Bookshop 17% Represents the money paid back to students who have sold their books through the shop, as well as the costs of running this service (this cost is matched by income from the sales).

$1,045,930 Other



Costs 25% ;OPZ PUJS\KLZ [OL JVZ[ VM WYV]PKPUN ÄUHUJL administration, IT & C support services to the above areas as well as other infrastructure costs such as public liability and other insurance.

$135,847 Student Publications 3% Costs of the producing student publications such as ‘Grok’ 37


2012 Curtin Student Guild Annual Report  

The official 2012 Annual Report of the Curtin Student Guild

2012 Curtin Student Guild Annual Report  

The official 2012 Annual Report of the Curtin Student Guild