Established in 1977 by then Chancellor Sir Hermann Black, we aim to:
Our key initiatives are running:
All our members are volunteers, allowing all of the funds raised to go directly to our important projects.
The Committee's contribution to the University is considerable, always seeking to maintain and improve our unique environment and the opportunities available to our students.
Our volunteers work throughout the year processing donations received from the local community and individual donors.
We accept pre-loved books, DVDs, and CDs providing they are clean and in good condition for sale. We also accept textbooks that are less than five years old, however encyclopaedias and magazines are not accepted.
Donations can be left in the blue collection bin located outside 146 Burren Street, Newtown at any time. Larger donations can be delivered to the premises on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Please ring 9351 0017 beforehand to check that the workroom is open and volunteers are available to accept the donation.
Find out more about these two bursaries in the 'All faculties and schools' section of the advertised bursaries webpage on the University's current students website.
Find out more about this bursary in the 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students' section of the advertised bursaries webpage on the University's current students website.
Find out more about this bursary in the 'Students with a disability' section of the advertised bursaries webpage on the University's current students website.
We also fund a wide range of grants for student and staff initiatives, across many different areas of the University. Examples of the initiatives we support include:
If you would like to sponsor a bursary or a grant, please contact us.
Joining the committee is a wonderful way to engage with the University and its students, and use your talents to improve the University community.
Volunteer opportunities include staffing the Gift Shop, assisting with the Book Fair, and helping to organise occasional social and fundraising functions.