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La Trobe University Student Union

5 1 0 2 T R O P E R L A U N N A Contents Objectives.......................................................................................................................4 Membership....................................................................................................................5

Representing students President’s Report..........................................................................................................6 Student Representation................................................................................................7 General Manager’s Report............................................................................................8

Informing students Marketing and Communication...................................................................................9

Connecting students Activities and Events....................................................................................................10 Clubs and Societies.....................................................................................................11 Student Theatre and Film............................................................................................12

Recognising student achievement LTSU Awards and Scholarships..................................................................................14

Supporting students - Advocacy..................................................................................................................16 - Postgraduate Advocacy.........................................................................................16 – Financial Counselling.............................................................................................17 - Second-hand Bookshop........................................................................................17 - Student Legal Service.............................................................................................18

Training and development-...........................................................................19 Associated bodies - Mildura Students Association (MSA)....................................................................20 - Shepparton Students Association (SSA)..............................................................20 - Mature Aged Students Organisation (MASO)....................................................... 21 - International Student Association (ISA)...............................................................21

Statistics........................................................................................................................22 Financial Report......................................................................................................24 Staff and Office Holders 2015.....................................................................43 3


LA TROBE UNIVERSITY Objectives The purpose of the La Trobe Student Union (LTSU) is to advance the education of the students of La Trobe University by:

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Enhancing the learning experience of students while at the University;

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Promoting the interests and welfare of students;

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Representing students within and outside the University;

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Co-ordinating and supporting the activities of students; and

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Providing amenities and services for students, other members of the University community and the public.


STUDENT UNION Membership The Student Union is a member based not for profit organisation and is made up of student members, governing members, ordinary members, associate members and life members. At an annual fee of $40 for students and $60 for non-students, the program provided members with a package of discounts which included:

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REPRESENTING

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

In the La Trobe Student Union’s fifth year of operation, the organisation has continued to deliver much needed services as well as develop and provide increased support for the students of La Trobe University.

Not only did the La Trobe Student Union see students engaging with the organisation on these important issues, the clubs and societies program continued to expand with an increase in affiliated Clubs on campus.

The Student Union remains relevant now more than ever, with a university restructure that has put student needs on the back burner and created confusion and headaches for many whose courses have been cut or altered with little consultation. Not to mention the continued attacks on university funding and student welfare from the federal Liberal government, it was and continues to be a turbulent time for students.

To continue strengthening a sense of campus life and culture the La Trobe Student Union improved and renovated the Queer Lounge, Mature Age Student Organisation Lounge and the International Student Lounge, as well as providing much needed additional microwaves to the Student Lounge. More than ever before our Advocacy, Legal and newly created Financial Services are being utilised by students on campus. Free Breakfasts, Lunches and Food Packs for students continues to be vital in order to support those students most in need and should always remain the priority of this organisation.

During 2015 students from La Trobe University took a stand nationally joining others from across the country, participating in multiple National Days of Action to ensure that their voices were heard. This was aided immensely through the Education Public Affairs Department of the LTSU. In its second year of creation the department continues to be an active and vibrant part of the Union, engaging and unifying students on campus around their passion to ensure equitable and quality education for all.

I’m incredibly proud of the work the La Trobe Student Union has managed to achieve in its five years of operation, the hard work of past Presidents, Student Representatives and staff mean that the wins we have achieved for students on campus continue to come to life long after our terms have ended.

Students on campus increased their say in the operations of the University with the largest number of student representatives on La Trobe University boards and committees since students were removed from University Council. The Education Vice President worked tirelessly throughout the year to engage students in the LTSU Education Council, appointing students to University working groups and providing valuable feedback and recommendations for ways in which the University could improve not only its policies and procedures but also the student experience on campus.

Thank you to the 2015 Student Representative team and those that have come before, La Trobe University will forever be shaped for the better due to the hard work of dedicated student activists willing to stand up for the rights and needs of La Trobe students. Keep up the good fight! Jasmine Ingram | 2015 President

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ST U D E N T S Student Representation LTSU’s governing bodies are comprised of student

social media outlets and Rabelais magazine, championed

representatives who are elected by the student body

our membership program and major events including our

through an annual election process across the University’s

Orientation, Re- Orientation and Back2Uni (semester 2)

Bundoora, Shepparton, Mildura, Collins St, and Franklin St

events, Ex Parties, Trivia Night, Student Awards Night and

campuses. Elections are held towards the end of semester

other activities both on and off campus.

two, and the elected students commence their period of

As elected student representatives, LTSU Office Bearers

office from January 1st in the following year.

sat on numerous University committees to provide the student voice on proposed University policy, program

2013 2014 2015 election election election Nominations Votes cast

133

186

198

2590

2866

3310

and procedural changes. They also provided feedback to the University on student issues in a range of less formal forums.

Elected office bearers 2015

To most of the La Trobe community, our elected student

President............................... Jasmine Ingram

representatives are “the face of LTSU” and they play a

General Secretary................. Jenny Stramilos

critical role in promoting LTSU activities and gathering support for them from the student body. In 2015 our

Education Vice President.... Betty Belay

elected student Office Bearers ran weekly member

Education Public Affairs....... Brianna Colgan and Elliot Downes

barbecues and breakfasts; held regular welfare, education and disability collectives, maintained the Queer Lounge and Womens Lounges on campus, drove the continued

Activities Officer................... Nic Stephens

growth of our Clubs program, promoted LTSU through

Rabelais Editor..................... Sally O’Brien and Rachael Roberts Welfare Officer..................... Emmah Richards and Kassandra Tilley Women’s Officer................... Jessica Rose Densham Postgraduate Officer........... Eshan Arya Environment Officer............. Ryan Higginson and Jessica Lenehan Queer Officer........................ George Munro and Stefan Tegelj Disabilities Officer................ Kristopher Hinz and Tessa–May Zirnsak Indigenous Officer............... Hanna Armstrong

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General Manager’s Report LTSU continued to provide a focus of student activity at La Trobe in 2015, through both our work around student representation, as well as our provision of services, events and facilities for students.

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The full range of LTSU’s activities over the year are described in this Annual Report. 2015 was LTSU’s fifth year of operation, and we continued to expand our scope of activity – in particular through the introduction of a Financial Counselling service, and through presentation of certificated training programs on campus in collaboration with an external Registered Training Organisation. Both these new initiatives received very positive feedback, and they are likely to become core parts of our service offering in future years.

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• Financially, LTSU recorded a surplus of $122,540 in 2015, the fifth consecutive surplus result since our inception in 2011, taking our accumulated reserves to $654,099 Alongside a great deal of positive news, we also face a number of challenges:

Some other highlights of the year included:

• A decline in 2015 membership of almost 12% compared to the 2014 figure, and

• Completion of major refurbishment of both the Mature Age Students Organisation (MASO) Lounge, the International Student Association Lounge at Bundoora Campus, and the commencement of work on the student kitchenette at Shepparton Campus. All three projects were funded as University capital works projects

• A decline in Secondhand Bookshop sales of 38%, which we attribute to the Coop Bookshop on Bundoora Campus introducing their own secondhand book sales program Addressing both these matters is a priority for LTSU in 2016.

• Continued growth of our Clubs program, with 83 Clubs affiliating in 2015 – an increase of 25% compared with 2014 affiliated Clubs

In concluding, I wish to thank: • 2015 President, Jasmine Ingram and her student representative team for their contribution and support throughout the year

• Continued strong engagement of students with student representation, with 3310 votes cast in the annual elections. This represents an increase of 15% over the 2014 voter turnout

• LTSU’s staff for their continued great work in support of La Trobe’s student body

• Updating of the LTSU Collective Agreement, with the new Agreement unanimously supported by staff

• Ongoing support from La Trobe University, through their annual grant, in kind support and assistance from a range of staff including Service Businesses, Infrastructure and Operations, Human Resources, IT and a broad range of academic and professional staff across the ASSC and SHE Colleges

• Completion of our second biannual LTSU Survey. The 2015 Survey gives us very useful data to benchmark ourselves against our initial survey in 2013. The survey again demonstrates strong support for LTSU’s services and representative activities. Students rated the Secondhand Bookshop, Student Representation, Clubs and Societies, Orientation Social Events and the LTSU Lounge as our top 5 most important services

LTSU is well placed to continue our strong presence at La Trobe in 2016 and beyond.

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INFORMING STUDENTS

Marketing & Communications

LTSU communicates with students through a range of electronic and printed media, including:

Website

Social Media

www.latrobesu.org.au continues to be our key electronic means of communication, covering news, events and resource material for our Clubs, general students and members of the general public wanting to engage with LTSU. Our electronic store embedded in the website provides a platform for sales of secondhand books, memberships, event tickets and LTSU merchandise.

LTSU departments maintain a range of social media sites. Our 2 most popular sites are

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2014

2015

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87,173 114,836

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56,599

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81,396

No of website sessions

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No of website users

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• Facebook – La Trobe Student Union (general page): 5,296 Likes • Facebook – La Trobe Student Union Activities Page: 7,231 Likes Other LTSU social media platforms include: LTSU Clubs Facebook page, @ latrobeSU Snapchat, @LaTrobeSU Twitter, @LaTrobeStudentUnion Instagram and LTSUvideo on Youtube.

61,942

Printed Publications

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• 13,000 student diaries distributed

Newsletter

• 4,000+ Clubs & Societies guides distributed

Distributed fortnightly during the two academic semesters, our electronic newsletter reached an audience of 13, 142 subscribers per edition in 2015, with an average open rate of 25.4%

• 1350 Education/Welfare Guides distributed • Brochures covering all major service areas • Posters for each major event and key programs

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S T N E D U T S G IN T C E N N CO Activities & Events LTSU’s Activities and Events team again delivered an exciting program of events at the Bundoora Campus, commencing with a series of Orientation week events, and concluding with Ex Party II at the end of the semester 2 examination period. Major events included: • Oh Night Party – 420 attendees • Down By the Moat Outdoor Cinema (Orientation Week) – 650 • LTSU Clubs Festival (Orientation Week) – 4500+ & 60 C&S tables • ReOrientation – 2000 & 55 C&S tables • Kingswood @ Eagle Bar – 800 • 1st Year’s Pirate Boat Cruise – 382 • EX Party I – 1168 • Back2Uni Festival – 1800 & 65 C&S tables • Royal Party Cruise – 267 • Wednesday Acoustics @ Eagle Bar (weekly) – 120 /week • Battle of the Brains Trivia Night – 125 • Ex Party II – 1573

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Clubs & Societies LTSU’s Clubs program continued the strong growth rate we have seen in recent years. We recorded 83 affiliated clubs in 2015, including two newly affiliated clubs at the Mildura Campus. This was an increase of approximately 25% over the number of Clubs affiliated in 2014. The Clubs Program delivers: • Administration of a regulated affiliation process, to ensure proper governance • Financial assistance, via administration of grants in line with regulations • Training for Clubs officials including Responsible Service of Alcohol, Food Handling and First Aid • Organisation and promotion of major Club events, in particular the Clubs Festival (Orientation Week), the Back 2 Uni Re-Orientation Festival (Semester 2) and the sell out Clubs and Societies Trivia Night. Activities organised and promoted by individual Clubs are a key driver of community life and social interaction at Bundoora Campus. 830 individual clubs events were promoted on the LTSU website during 2015. 2013

2014

2015

64

66

83

Club Events

510

709

830

Number of Grants

205

270

297

Volume of Grants

$56,752

$78,940

$74,109

Affiliated Clubs

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Student Theatre and Film Student Theatre and Film run an annual program of events which give students the opportunity to direct, write, perform, crew and compose for stage and screen. Student Theatre and Film is managed by an Artistic Director and supported by an Office Coordinator and a range of casual staff and student volunteers.

welcoming a guest director to work with the cast. Sonia Di Iorio worked with LTSU’s A Look Into African Society (ALIAS) in devising a play, African Time, which comically reflected the student’s lives and confronted the many stereotypes that they often experience. As well as an original production, we had another Australian play that was attended by schools from the surrounding area.

Moat Festival

The Studio

At the beginning of the year, Student Theatre and Film produced the annual Moat Festival, starting the year in a big way, engaging many students and audiences. La Trobe’s Moat Festival is the largest arts event on campus and has been held annually for nearly thirty years. 2015 had a diverse collection of theatrical works, both classic and contemporary, as well as a student film night, an outdoor music concert and an art exhibition.

The newly refurbished performance space, The Studio, was again in use during our October Studio Season which saw two terrific plays, one group devised and the other a recent Australian play. This small well equipped theatre space will provide us with many more opportunities to facilitate student made projects in the future.

Short Flicks

Cabaret

Short Flicks is our annual filmmaking program where students are given the opportunity to make short films over the mid-year break. Short Flicks enables writers for screen, directors and actors the opportunity to experience the real life process of film making, viewing the final results on the big screen. This year’s films covered a range of genres and had a very successful screening at ACMI in Federation Square, an event enjoyed by film makers, friends and family.

The annual Cabaret held at the end of first semester keeps getting better and better. This year’s theme was Wish You Were Here, a show founded on music from destinations all over the world. It was a wonderful collaboration between singers, musicians and performers, presenting both covers and original songs. Cabaret has been one of Student Theatre and Film’s most popular events over the past couple of years, with people filling the room each night to enjoy songs from some of the most talented singers and musicians at La Trobe.

Short Works and Activate The Short Works program of student written and directed short plays. This year’s season included eleven plays which as always, impressed their audiences with each student’s creativity, wit and ability to think outside the box. This was followed by Activate – a season of edgy plays which is performed in various venues around the University. This year’s season included a contemporary interpretation, and Australian premier, of a play which had the privilege of

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2014

2015

No of Productions

19

19

21

No of Performances

99

82

89

2886

2673

2616

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Our current program includes the Moat Festiva Cabaret Season, Short Works, Activate Season Short Flicks. Our spaces are also available for outside of these four main seasons, and we are a keen to hear new ideas from students.

Student Theatre and Film is a great way to gain knowledge, and experience and connect with tho share your passion for theatre and film.

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RECOGNISING

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT LTSU Scholarships LTSU is committed to providing support to assist students in the successful completion of their studies. Following the introduction of the LTSU Scholarships in 2014, the 2015 program attracted 51 scholarship applications. Scholarships awarded were: – Gold Scholarship, valued at up to $3100

2015 Award Winners

– Silver Scholarship, valued at up to $1850 – Bronze Scholarship, valued at up to $1500

LTSU Student Leadership Award...............Amanda Green

Benefits are provided to awardees through a range of vouchers that assist with education and living expenses, and with participation in campus life.

LTSU Teaching Award.................................Nhung Le International Student Award......................Aziz Ur Rehman LTSU Clubs & Societies Award..................Dumbledore’s Army

In addition to the above major scholarship categories, 10 further vouchers valued at $100 each were awarded

LTSU Faculty Society Award.......................La Trobe Physics Society

LTSU awards

LTSU Club Event of the Year......................Nepalese Student Association Sports Club Award......................................La Trobe Hockey Club

LTSU’s annual awards recognise excellence across the student body and acknowledge the dedication shown by many La Trobe University students to helping provide fellow students with an outstanding university experience in a supportive environment. Students who received awards in 2015 had made notable contributions across academic support and community building; and towards activities such as clubs, faculty societies, sporting clubs, and student theatre and film. Each award category is voted on by a panel of LTSU elected student representatives, and LTSU and University staff.

Student Theatre Workshop Award............Freya Long Geoffrey Milne Student Theatre Writing Award..............................................Julian Adams LTSU Regional Commitment Award.........Kaitlyn Manton Research Supervisor of the Year................Dr. Mike Brown

Since their inception in 2012, the Awards have grown in status to become a key LTSU program. The 2015 Awards attracted 78 nominations, and a crowd of 145 people attended the Awards Night event on campus.

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S T N E D U T S G IN T R O P SUP Advocacy

Postgraduate Advocacy

In 2015, the introduction of the new Academic Integrity Statute- replacing the Academic Misconduct Statute- and related policy and procedures saw a significant increase in the number of hearings attended by the Advocacy team supporting and advising students. The Advocacy Service continues to assess the effects of the new statute which aims at ensuring students receive effective and timely instruction on how to avoid allegations of plagiarism, collusion and to understand the need for honest dealing in the completion of their academic work. Advocacy Service staff members sat on the working party established to draft and review the policy and procedures articulating the statute. It is worth noting that a significant number of hearings and appeals have resulted from the new statute’s implementation in April greatly increasing the workload of the Advocacy Service.

The LTSU continued to support postgraduate students in 2015 through the elected student representatives, and a part-time Postgraduate Student Advocate. In 2015 the LTSU worked to improve the representation of postgraduate students, particularly graduate research students. This involved working with existing University Committees as well as with groups and committees under the new University structure. With the establishment of the La Trobe Graduate Research School (GRS) in early 2015, the LTSU elected representatives and the Postgraduate Student Advocate worked to establish links with the new school, including contributing to the review of graduate research student policies and procedures. Support for postgraduate students in 2015 included: • Conducting ongoing advocacy casework for postgraduate students, including both coursework and graduate research students;

This year, under the provisions of the Academic Progress Statute, the two colleges refreshed their approach to reviewing students’ academic performance, and doing so in a more timely fashion. This will mean students will be identified as ‘at risk’ earlier than had been customary; and will enable them to call upon relevant service support or allow them to make alternative study plans.

• Contributing to orientation sessions run by the Graduate Research School for graduate research students; • Providing funding and resources for Faculty Societies supporting graduate research students; • Organising social events specifically for postgraduate students, including a joint GRS event for graduate research students in Academic Writing Month, a postgraduate family fun day, sightseeing day trips and trips to sporting events;

After two to three years of lobbying for the above changes in conjunction with the Office Bearers, the Advocacy Service commends the University for introducing the Academic Integrity Statute and for working to ensure ‘at risk’ students are identified and supported under the provisions of the Academic Progress Statute.

• Holding educational sessions for postgraduate students on topics including writing a CV and job interview skills.

Under provisions described in the Academic Integrity Statute, the capacity to appeal against all outcomes arising from penalties imposed by College Academic Misconduct Committees (CAMC) will likely see an increase in the number of appeals in 2016.

Student Advocacy Service Activity 2013

The most common issues for which students sought Advocacy support in 2015 were Academic Misconduct (256), Academic Progress (243), Remissions and Refund (225), Appeals (206) and Special Consideration (103).

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Financial Counselling In late 2015, the Student Union augmented its welfare provision to students by employing a qualified Financial Counsellor, Robyn Angus. Robyn will provide a range of support services to students including financial advice, budgeting, consumer education and casework advocacy to assist students to liaise with a range of parties including banks, mobile service companies and debt collection agencies to attempt to resolve the burden of financial hardship which is a principal obstacle to academic success. Cross referral to the LTSU Advocacy and the Student Legal services allows a ‘one stop’ shop approach to student support. We expect a considerable growth in the number of students consulting the service in 2016.

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Second-hand Bookshop Since 2009, the LTSU Second-hand Bookshop has provided La Trobe University students with the opportunity to buy and sell second-hand text books, offering both over the counter and on-line sales options. Regional students have access to the bookshop via the online sales system, with deliveries being transported through the internal mail. Regional students can also hand their book in for sale at their home campus.

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In 2015, the Secondhand Bookshop faced a major challenge with the Co Op Bookshop initiating their own secondhand book sales program. This has clearly impacted LTSU, as demonstrated by the decrease in activity recorded below. The Secondhand Bookshop continued its welfare initiatives in 2015, working alongside the Chaplaincy program to ensure that donated books got to students in need. In 2016, we are looking to increase Secondhand Bookshop sales by including items such as lab coats and safety goggles in our sales range.

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2014

2015

Sales $

$231,389 $259, 453

$162,224

Reimbursement $

$149,506

$166,677

$115,098

No. of books sold

6800

5965

4242

Percentage of Sales Online

22%

23.75%

22.55%


Student Legal Service In addition to casework activities, the LTSU lawyer undertakes administrative and promotional work associated with the service, community legal education through student media, professional development and campaign work where appropriate. A strong referral and information sharing culture has developed between the Student Legal Service and LTSU’s Advocacy and Financial Counselling services.

The LTSU Student Legal Service is delivered by West Heidelberg Community Legal Service (WHCLS) at Banyule Community Health (BCH) in collaboration with LTSU. The service consists of one lawyer contracted for 3 days per week during the academic year, with a reduced service outside of academic periods. Supervision and in – kind assistance is provided by the Principal Lawyer and Executive Manager of WHCLS. Staffing turnover impacted the service in the early part of the year, however service provision stabilised towards the middle of the year through interim staffing arrangements. In July, Rebecca Sharkey was appointed by WHCLS as the LTSU Student Legal Service lawyer on a permanent basis.

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After consultation between WHCLS and LTSU, the Student Legal Service has developed into a broad based generalist service with a focus on advice and self help assistance where possible. Where necessary, whether because of student need, complexity or urgency of matter, ongoing casework assistance is still provided. This refocus allows the service to most appropriately manage service delivery with finite resources to ensure greater reach across the diverse student population.

2014 2015

Number of students seeking legal information, advice or casework

88

147

153

Number of students seeking certification/witnessing/ swearing of legal documents

96

30

46

Type of legal support 2013

2014 2015

Cases

28

21

17

One-off advices or Referrals

95

132

181

123

153

198

Total matters

Types of legal issues (note: the total number of “types of legal issues” may be higher than the total number of advices and cases because there may be multiple problem types for each consultation): Other

Motor vehicle-related Debt Consumer

10

33

Crime

8

23

Infringements

8 14 32 Employment

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18

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AND TRAININGDEV ELOPMENT Our RTO program, together with our induction and support of 2015 student representatives, and the training we delivered through our Clubs Program – including Food Handling, Responsible Service of Alcohol, First Aid, Conflict Resolution, Belbin Team Roles and Club Administration - represented a significant investment by LTSU in growth and development of La Trobe students.

In 2015, LTSU initiated the provision of a number of certificated training programs, conducted on campus through a Registered Training Organisation, iTFE The objective of this program is to provide low cost, accessible training options for students, timed to fit in with their University study calendar, to assist them find work to support themselves during their studies.

We aim to consolidate and expand on this element of our work in 2016 and beyond.

Courses presented were: – Certificate IV Training and Assessment: (15 participants) – Certificate IV Hospitality: (14 participants) – Certificate II Hospitality: (5 participants)

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ASSOCIATED BODIES Mildura Students’ Association (MSA) The MSA is the student representative body of the Mildura Campus at La Trobe University. It operates as an associated organisation of LTSU. MSA provides opportunities for social interactions for students on and off campus. It promotes diverse social and cultural educational and recreational activities, which contribute to the welfare of Mildura Students. In 2015 the MSA: • Held a diverse range of social and orientation activates and campaign based activities and events such as Rainbow day, Stress Less Week (collaborating with Headspace Mildura) and NAIDOC Week. • Provided support for the Visual Arts students’ graduate Exhibitions. • Funded The Collin Barrie Award for the best Visual Arts student in their third year. • Funded student faculty gatherings. • Purchased outdoor lounging and sporting equipment and uniforms for La Trobe University student’s use. • Collaborated with the Mildura community organisations to support students. (Headspace Mildura, Arts Mildura, sporting clubs) • Continued to provide supplies for the student kitchen • Initiated Community Door – a program aimed at placing students on boards or committees within the community – in collaboration with the Bendigo Bank and the Bendigo Students Association

Major events

20

2013

2014

2015

24

18

33


Shepparton Students’ Association

International Students’ Association

The Shepparton Students’ Association is the student representative body of the Shepparton Campus of La Trobe University. SSA facilitates student community and interaction on the Shepparton campus through social, educational, and cultural events. It provides recreational activities and works to support students through welfare initiatives.

The International Students’ Association (ISA) supports international students enrolled at La Trobe University with representation and advocacy of their interests. It promotes social, educational and cultural activities and helps work towards a better understanding amongst domestic and international students. ISA membership is free and open to any person who entered Australia with a student visa and who is currently enrolled in a course at La Trobe University.

(SSA)

(ISA)

The organisation held 31 events, including the annual Ball, post - Graduation Cocktail Party, BBQ breakfasts, Movie Night, Market Day, Stress Less Week, revision study sessions and weekly yoga sessions on campus.

Major events

2013

2014

2015

35

34

31

ISA’s program of Trips and Tours, and the annual Multicultural week were again well supported by the student body at La Trobe. In 2015 ISA operated under a new Regulation, which provides for a Committee of 8 students, including a President, Vice President, Secretary, Campaigns & Social Media Officer and an Events & Cultural Officer. With the support of capital funding from the University, a major renovation of the ISA space – encompassing Lounge, Meeting Room, kitchenette and offices – was completed at the end of 2015. This will greatly enhance ISA’s student facilities for the start of 2016 and beyond.

Mature Aged Students’ Organisation (MASO) The newly formed Mature Aged Students Organisation was promoted on campus during 2014, and attracted significant interest from mature aged students. Several social events were held. With the support of capital funding from the University, renovations to the MASO space on campus were completed during the year. The newly renovated space will create a much more inviting and functional space for both mature aged students and other student groups on campus who access this space.

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LT SU Fu nd in g Ag re em en t

STATISTICS

Website

*No of website hits

87,173 114,836

n/a

*No of unique visitors

56,599

n/a

81,396

No of website sessions

n/a

n/a 102,249

No of website users

n/a

n/a

61,942

Fortnightly e-newsletter circulation

n/a

10,100

13,142

13,000

13,000

13,000

Facebook likes – LTSU general site

n/a

n/a

5,296

Facebook likes – LTSU Activities site

n/a

n/a

7,231

Annual Student Diary Distribution

2013 2014 2015

2013 2014 2015

Secondhand Bookshop total sales

343

526

No. activities

8

7

8

Avg. attendance - trips

40

40

50

Avg. attendance - seminars

45

45

40

Hearings attended

1028

1876

1597

59

15

84

Number attending / linking by video conferencing to each seminar Number of social / networking events Number attending each event

6

10 Ave 50

Ave 20

9

21

21

43

Ave 50

Ave 50

6080

5965

4242

Sales amount

$231,389

$259,453

$162,224

Reimbursement amount

$149,506

$166,677

$115,098

22%

23.75%

22.55%

No. productions

19

19

21

No. performances

99

82

89

No. consultations with students

123

153

213

Total no. students seeking legal advice

88

147

153

Students attending for signature of statutory declarations

96

30

46

3792

3915

3459

251

242

185

Membership program

3

Ave 30

Number of Books sold

(Note: 2013 service commenced operation from May, under new partnership with West Heidelberg Community Legal Centre )

Postgrad program Number of seminars held in the year

3484

Student Legal Service

Advocacy Personal consultations

5849

Student Theatre & Film

ISA 1248

5881

Percentage of online sales

* These metrics are no longer available from Google Analytics

No. members

Number of books consigned for sale

Total no. members Staff members included in total

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ic s 20 15 an d An nual Re po rt Stat ist

2013 2014 2015

Major events

Oh Fest – music festival

1100

1050

Orientation Thursday Bar night

1800

1720

Orientation Student Union Festival

3000+

3000+

ReOrientation Festival

4500

Ex Party I

1800

1450

1168

Ex Party II

1500

1290

1573

Back to Uni bar night (Sem 2)

1400

1500+

Pre-exams Halloween party

2

1

0

Tax help consultations with students*

100

74

0

* From 2014, the Tax Help is no longer made available by the ATO on tertiary campuses

Rabelais 8

6

8

26

15

20

2000

2000

2000

133

186

198

2590

2866

3310

24

18

33

No. members

60

63

16

No. events

35

34

31

Average no. students writing articles per edition

1800 1800

Volunteers trained by Australian Tax Office*

No. editions

900

Distribution per edition

Annual elections

Clubs and Societies No. affiliated clubs

Tax help program

420

2000

Back to Uni Festival (Sem 2)

2013 2014 2015

63

66

83

No. individual grants to clubs

205

270

297

No. club events promoted on LTSU website

510

709

830

No. students attending club events given grants

4164

5139

5734

No. club members**

3179

3595

4575

No. nominations for office No. votes cast

Mildura Student Association No. events

** member numbers listed are a minimum number. Clubs are

required to submit a membership list of a minimum 10 members for affiliation. Many clubs submit the minimum to avoid excessive administration; however they consist of much larger membership numbers.

Shepparton Student Association

Training Skill based – First aid, RSA, Food Handling, etc

NA

NA

169

RTO Certificated Training

0

0

34

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LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015

CONTENTS Balance Sheet Income Statement Statement of Changes in Equity Cash Flow Statement Notes to the Financial Statements Statement by the Executive Committee

1 2–3 4 5–6 7 – 10 11

Independent Auditor’s Report

12 – 13

Report on Expenditure under the 2015 Student Union Funding Agreement

14 – 18


LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2015 Note ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents Trade and Other Receivables Inventory Other assets

2 3 4 5

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS NON CURRENT ASSETS Property, plant and equipment

6

TOTAL NON CURRENT ASSETS TOTAL ASSETS CURRENT LIABILITIES Trade and Other Payables Provisions

7 8

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES NON CURRENT LIABILITIES Provisions

8

TOTAL NON CURRENT LIABILITIES TOTAL LIABILITIES NET ASSETS

2015 $

2014 $

1,598,470 11,306 29,332 23,572

1,187,244 13,996 32,696 50,111

1,662,680

1,284,047

9,472

22,266

9,472

22,266

1,672,152

1,306,313

326,306 126,504

276,254 138,500

452,810

414,754

565,243

360,000

565,243

360,000

1,018,053

774,754

654,099

531,559

38,000 616,099

38,000 493,559

654,099

531,559

MEMBERS’ FUNDS Reserves Retained Profits

9

TOTAL MEMBERS’ FUNDS

The accompanying notes form part of this financial report.

1


LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

INCOME STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015 2015 $

2014 $

Advertising sales Commission received Grants Received Interest Received Bookshop sales Membership Fees Other Income Activities & Events Gift cards, Metcards & Movie tickets Theatre Income Market rent Funds transferred from LUPA and LUSRC

18,678 6,141 2,509,422 26,091 162,224 115,918 17,091 74,922 322,930 16,628 5,073

15,101 6,226 2,375,836 23,616 259,453 122,464 4,171 79,914 343,873 29,993 4,318

1,130

1,130

TOTAL INCOME

3,276,248

3,266,095

61,588 10,809

45,943 10,982

226,537

248,020

11,069 736 15,711 115,098 74,109 7,148 82,944 33,236 14,135 33,828 897 168,660 319,519 168,033 390 25,507 5,043 1,653 323 22,163

11,436 14,114 166,677 78,940 6,975 69,371 27,530 18,900 31,261 1,311 115,757 335,968 171,743 390 21,139 10,000 2,702 1,497 94 17,774

INCOME

EXPENDITURE Advertising and promotions Audit fees Annual, long service leave & redundancy provision Bank charges Books and periodical subscriptions Cleaning expenses Bookshop sales Clubs and societies grants Computer expenses Consulting fees Diary Depreciation Election costs Electricity Events & activities Gift cards, Metcards & Movie tickets Honoraria Insurance Internet expenses Legal costs Membership cards Membership collection fees Postage and freight Printing and stationery

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LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

INCOME STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015

Repairs & maintenance Salaries and wages Small asset expenses Staff expenses Staff amenities Student and student related expense Subscription and affiliation fees Sundry expenses Superannuation Telephone expenses Training expenses Workcover TOTAL EXPENDITURE Profit / (Loss) before income tax Income tax expense

1(e)

Profit / (Loss) after income tax

2015 $

2014 $

4,096 1,202,422 19,481 2,886 1,205 207,801 81,423 35,513 183,764 2,313 3,484 13,667 3,153,708

601 1,199,851 3,711 2,993 1,048 280,891 75,918 14,168 163,797 1,016 12,192 3,164,710

122,540 -

101,385 -

122,540

101,385

The accompanying notes form part of this financial report

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LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

STATEMENT OF CHANGE IN EQUITY FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015 Retained Earnings $

Postgraduates Reserve $

Total

Balance at 1 January 2014

392,174

38,000

430,174

Profit attributable to members

101,385

-

101,385

Balance at 31 December 2014

493,559

38,000

531,559

Profit attributable to members

122,540

-

122,540

Balance at 31 December 2015

616,099

38,000

654,099

The accompanying notes form part of this financial report

4

$


LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

CASH FLOW STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015 Note

2015 $

2014 $

752,279 2,500,568

896,569 2,369,200

-

-

(2,866,371) 26,091

(2,892,426) 23,616

412,567

396,959

(1,341)

(10,070)

411,226

386,889

1,187,244

800,355

1,598,470

1,187,244

Cash flows from Operating Activities Receipts from customers University funding Funds transferred from LUPA and LUSRC Payments to suppliers and employees Interest received Net cash provided by operating activities

B

Cash flows from Investing Activities Purchase of property, plant and equipment Cash flows from Financing Activities Net increase in cash held Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the financial year Cash and cash equivalents at end of the financial year

A

The accompanying notes form part of this financial report.

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LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

CASH FLOW STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015 2015 $

2014 $

1,061,177 5,975 525,000 2,500 3,818

849,815 28,485 303,108 3,690 2,146

1,598,470

1,187,244

122,540

101,385

14,135

18,900

Changes in assets and liabilities Decrease / (Increase) in trade and other receivables Decrease / (Increase) in inventory Decrease / (Increase) Increase in other assets Increase / (Decrease) in trade and other payables Increase / (Decrease) in provisions

2,690 3,364 26,539 50,052 193,247

(537) 18,094 (21,657) 115,288 165,486

Net cash provided by Operating Activities

412,567

396,959

Note A Reconciliation of Cash For the purposes of the cash flow statement, cash includes cash on hand and in banks and investments in money markets. Cash at the end of the financial year is shown in the cash flow statement and is reconciled to the balance sheet as follows: Cash at Bank Online Saver Cash at Bank Cheque Account Cash at Bank Short Term Deposit Cash on Hand Floats Cash at Bank Paypal Note B Reconciliation of Net Cash provided by Operating Activities to Profit after income tax Profit after income tax Non-cash items Depreciation

The association has no significant credit or stand by financing facilities in place. There were no non cash financing activities during the period.

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LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015 1.

SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

This financial report is a special purpose financial report prepared in order to satisfy the financial reporting requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act 1981. The executive committee has determined that the Association is not a reporting entity. The financial report has been prepared on an accruals basis and is based on historic costs and does not take into account changing money values, or except where specifically stated, the current values of non-current assets. The financial report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 and the following Australian Accounting Standards: AASB 101 AASB 107 AASB 108 AASB 110 AASB 116 AASB 118 AASB 1031

Presentation of Financial Statements Cash Flow Statements Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors Events after Balance Sheet Date Property, Plant and Equipment Revenue Materiality

No other applicable Accounting Standards, Australian Accounting Interpretations or other authoritative pronouncements of the Australian Accounting Standards Board have been applied. The following significant accounting policies, which are consistent with the previous period unless otherwise stated, have been adopted in the preparation of this financial report. a.

Reporting period

The financial statements have been prepared for the reporting period 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015. b.

Plant and Equipment

Depreciation is provided on all plant and equipment so as to write off the assets progressively over their estimated economic lives to the Association. The diminishing balance method of depreciation is used. c.

Provision for Employee Entitlements

The provision relates to annual leave and long service leave, which have been calculated on the basis of pro-rata entitlements under appropriate awards, based on current wage rates.

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LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015 1.

SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued) d.

Income

Grants, interest and other income are recognised when the right to receive the income has been established. All revenue is stated net of the amount of goods and services tax (GST). e.

Income Tax

No income tax has been provided, as the Association is exempt from income tax pursuant to section 50-5 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, as amended. f.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents includes cash on hand, deposits held at call with banks, and other shortterm highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less. g.

Goods and Services Tax

Revenues and expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of GST, except where the amount of GST is not recoverable from the Tax Office. In these circumstances the GST is recognised as part of the cost of acquisition of the asset or as part of an item of the expense. Receivables and payables in the balance sheet are shown inclusive of GST.

2

849,815 28,485 303,108 3,690 2,146

1,598,470

1,187,244

114 11,192

4,874 9,122

11,306

13,996

29,332

32,696

23,572

50,111

INVENTORY Gift cards, Movie vouchers and Apparel

5

1,061,177 5,975 525,000 2,500 3,818

TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES Trade Debtors GST Receivable

4

2014 $

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS Cash at Bank Online Saver Cash at Bank Cheque Account Cash at Bank Short Term Deposit Cash on Hand Floats Cash at Bank Paypal

3

2015 $

OTHER ASSETS Prepayments

8


LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015

6

7

2015 $

2014 $

Computer equipment, at cost Less: Accumulated depreciation

53,294 (50,023) 3,271

54,683 (42,300) 12,383

Office furniture and equipment Less: Accumulated depreciation

16,259 (10,058) 6,201

13,298 (3,415) 9,883

9,472

22,266

89,487 103,932 26,556 106,331 326,306

52,525 13,081 101,392 24,405 84,311 276,254

48,712 77,792

79,033 59,467

126,504

138,500

45,243 520,000 565,243

360,000 360,000

691,747

498,500

38,000 38,000

38,000 38,000

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

TRADE AND OTHER PAYABLES Trade Creditors Prepaid Income Sundry Creditors & Accruals PAYG payable Annual leave

8

PROVISIONS CURRENT Long Service Leave Parental leave NON-CURRENT Long Service Leave Redundancy (Note 11)

9

RESERVES Postgraduates Reserve This amount has been set aside from funds transferred by LUPA to support provision of Postgraduate Seminars Functions at the discretion of Postgraduate Committee of LTSU.

9

the the and the


LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015 10

ECONOMIC DEPENDENCY The Association is economically dependent on the continued funding from La Trobe University. In 2015 it received 76.32% (2014: 72.53%) of its income from La Trobe University.

11

2015 $

2014 $

869,243 (520,000) 349,243

788,113 (360,000) 428,113

CONTINGENT LIABILITY Total redundancy provisions required Less: Provision made (Note 8)

In recognising that the Association is economically dependent on the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) funding it receives from the University (Note 10), and the questionable ongoing availability of this funding in light of cyclical changes in political leadership, there is a need to consider the Association’s financial commitments in the event that redundancies are required due to complete or partial withdrawal of this funding by the University. Due to the initial significant redundancy liability assumed, when employees take up permanent employment with the Association, and the fact that the Association itself has only been in existence for a short period of time, the Association is in the process of building up this provision to meet any potential future redundancies, with amounts being charged to the profit and loss annually based on available profits. At year end there remains an amount of $349,243 (2014: $428,113), which has yet to be recognised, but that in the event of all positions being made redundant would be payable by the Association. The total redundancy provision required represents the Associations liability in a worst case scenario of the Association having to declare all positions redundant on the basis of complete funding withdrawal by the University.

10


LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

STATEMENT BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015 The Executive Committee has determined that the Association is not a reporting entity and that this special purpose financial report should be prepared in accordance with the accounting policies outlined in Note 1 to the financial statements. In the opinion of the Executive Committee, the financial report as set out on pages 1 to 10: 1. Presents a true and fair view of the financial position of La Trobe University Student Union Inc. as at 31 December 2015 and its performance for the year ended on that date; 2. At the date of this statement, there are reasonable grounds to believe that La Trobe University Student Union Inc. will be able to pay its debts as and when they fall due. This statement is made in accordance with a resolution of the Executive Committee and is signed for and on behalf of the Executive Committee by:

Nathan Croft President Dated: April 2016

Damanjeet Singh General Secretary Dated: April 2016

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LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR’S REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Opinion In our opinion, the financial report presents fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of LaTrobe University Student Union Inc as at 31 December 2015, and its financial performance and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with the Association Incorporation Reform Act 2012. Basis of Accounting Without modifying our opinion, we draw attention to Note 1 to the financial report which describes the basis of accounting. The financial report is prepared to assist LaTrobe University Student Union Inc to comply with the financial reporting provisions of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. As a result, the financial report may not be suitable for another purpose.

NEXIA MELBOURNE AUDIT PTY LTD Chartered Accountants Melbourne Dated this

Andrew S. Wehrens FCA Director

day of April 2016

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LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W Report on Income and Expenditure under the 2014 Report Studenton Union Funding Agreement (January 2015) Income and Expenditure the year ended 31 December 2015(January 2015) under the 2014for Student Union Funding Agreement for the year ended 31 December 2015

Contents Contents Schedule of Operating and Capital Expenditure Schedule of Operating and Capital Expenditure Schedule of Operating and Capital Expenditure-Bookshop Schedule of Operating and Capital Expenditure-Bookshop Statement by LTSU President and General Secretary Statement by LTSU President and General Secretary Independent Auditor’s Report Independent Auditor’s Report

14 14

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LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

Report on Income and Expenditure under the 2015 Student Union Funding Agreement (January 2015) Schedule of Income and Expenditure for the year ended 31 December 2015 2015 $ Actual

2015 $ Budget

Administration - expenditure

451,615

448,676

Clubs and Societies

162,422

148,796

Advocacy and Representation

228,459

322,027

Bookshop – Net expense

10,964

2,960

Occupancy & Facilities

40,129

54,899

Marketing and Promotions

121,142

164,795

Representation Portfolios & Publications

118,761

113,056

Election Expenses

33,828

26,394

Affiliation Fees

76,609

79,997

238,111

226,037

63,782

71,398

Student Theatre & Film – Net expense

231,036

230,871

Reception – Net expense

190,812

244,074

Events & Entertainment

148,943

203,275

2,547

5,279

International Students Association – Net expense

58,502

63,681

Mildura Student Association

67,804

70,633

Shepparton Student Association

52,476

70,581

2,297,942

2,547,429

(2,500,568)

(2,500,568)

(202,626)

46,861

Student Council Expenses Legal Service

MASO

Total expenditure Less: University Guaranteed Allocation (Surplus) / Deficit

The above figures exclude annual movements in relation to redundancy and parental leave provisions.

15


LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

Report on Income and Expenditure under the 2015 Student Union Funding Agreement (January 2015) Schedule of Income and Expenditure for the year ended 31 December 2015

Net receipts from the sale of second-hand books Receipts from sale of second-hand books Payments to students for books sold on their behalf Operating expenses Advertising and promotions Product packaging Sundry expenses Salaries and wages Superannuation Workcover Net profit / (loss) from second-hand bookshop

2015 $

2014 $

162,224 (115,098) 47,126

259,453 (166,677) 92,776

(1,544) (1,039) (45,412) (7,720) (485) (56,200)

(195) (60) (79,192) (15,937) (388) (95,772)

(9,074)

(2,996)

The above figures exclude annual movements in relation to redundancy and parental leave provisions.

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LA TROBE UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION INC. Reg No. A0054796W

Report on Income and Expenditure under the 2015 Student Union Funding Agreement (January 2015) Statement by President and General Secretary We, Nathan Croft and Damanjeet Singh, being the President and the General Secretary of LTSU Inc., state the accompanying report has been prepared in accordance with the 2015 Student Union Funding Agreement (January 2015) and that all moneys spent for the year ended 31 December 2015 and disclosed herein have been on facilities and services of direct benefit to students at La Trobe University.

Nathan Croft President

Damanjeet Singh General Secretary Dated this

day of April 2016

17



2015 OFFICE BEARERS Refer list of 2015 Office Bearers on p7

STUDENT UNION 2015

ONGOING FULL AND PART TIME STAFF

NUS Delegates

General Manager................................................. Peter Hughes

Rose Steele, Kim Nguyen, Betty Belay, Ahmed Yussuf, Jasmine Ingram, Su Noe, Mai Hamed

Advocacy Coordinator......................................Howard Wilson

Student Council General Members Katherine Murray, Lucy Fallon, William Ramirez, Ying (Iris) Cheng, Sebastian Horey, Sue Noe

Activities Committee Indianna Symons, Matt Mooney, Jayden Jukes, Sobin Sebastian, Elise McMahon

Postgraduate Committee Hannah Zhang, Nadia Binh Mohn Noh, Thanh Tu Tran, Nicholas Anthony, Shivank Punyani

Associates

International Students Association President......... Jessica Samuel Jessica Samuel re-elected President at 2015 AGM

Mildura Students Association President......... Stuart Walsh,

then George Struan Natuilagilagi

George Struan Natuilagilagi re-elected President at 2015 AGM

Shepparton Students Association President......... Russell Taylor Debra Hall elected President after 2015 AGM

Mature Age Students Association President......... Kaitlin Saunders

Advocate/Research Officer....................................Kat Nordern Advocate (Postgraduate)............................... Dr Heidi Ellemor Financial Counsellor.............................................Robyn Angus Finance Coordinator............................................. Elissa Khoury Assistant Finance Officer...................................Belinda O’Lynn Assistant Finance Officer........................................ Penny Chan Office and Bookshop Coordinator..........................Louise Newton Keogh Bookshop and Reception Support Officer....................................Kylie Neilson Reception...........................................................Lisa Huntington Operations Supervisor.................................... Danielle Mengel Clubs and Societies Officer..................................... Ada Castle,

then Greg Wighton

Activities, Events, and Volunteers Officer..............................................Tyler Cameron,

then Renee Thompson

Graphic Designer.............................................. Nicole Johnson Student Legal Officer......................................Rebecca Sharkey

(Contracted from West Heidelberg Community Legal Service)

Student Theatre and Film Artistic Director........................................................Bob Pavlich Student Theatre and Film Office Administrator...................Sonia Di Iorio, Helen Mayers ISA Coordinator....................................................Yan (Sean) Xu MSA Support Officer.............................................Rosina Byrne SSA Support Officer...........................................Melissa Beaton

LTSU would like to acknowledge the vital contributions made to our operations by our student casual staff and volunteers.



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