WE CAN ASSIST UNE STUDENTS WITH MANY PROBLEMS THEY MAY EXPERIENCE WHILE STUDYING.
Whether you are part time or full time, international or domestic, study on-campus or online, live in college or anywhere else, we can help. No problem is too big or too small.
We offer independent information, advocacy, and referral across a range of academic and personal issues. All advice is free and confidential. If we cannot assist, we will refer you to someone who can.
If something is bothering you, contact us. We provide UNE students with an empathetic and non-judgmental space to raise their concerns.
If you are in Armidale, drop into the Advocacy & Welfare office. Generally, no appointments are necessary. If you live elsewhere or are unable to come to the office, you can email or call us.
Our Services Include:
Advice – If something goes wrong during your studies here at UNE, we’ll help you figure out the best way to handle it.
Assistance – We can help you access a wide range of resources available to UNE students. We pride ourselves on our can-do attitude and if we can’t help you solve the problem ourselves, we have a wide range of external services to help get you back on track!
Advocacy – If you’re not comfortable going to see Student Grievances or any other UNE service on your own, we can accompany you and advocate on your behalf.
As we are independent from UNE itself, we do not have access to University records so we rely on what you tell us about your problem, your course and other contacts you may have made. We also appreciate it when you keep us informed of the progress of your enquiry.
Please bring relevant documents with you, or email them to us. Relevant documents might include; letters and emails you have received from or sent to your faculty/school, supporting documents from a doctor or counsellor, etc.
A big thanks goes to SSAF who fund Advocacy & Welfare.
We are proud members of the Welcome Here Project.
Advocacy & Welfare welcomes and celebrates LGBTIQ diversity. Promoting safe spaces for all in our community is helping to create positive social change throughout Australia.
We can provide you with resources and references to support and celebrate LGBTIQ diversity.
The University of New England respects and acknowledges that its people, programs and facilities are built on land, and surrounded by a sense of belonging, both ancient and contemporary, of the world’s oldest living culture. In doing so, UNE values and respects Indigenous knowledge systems as a vital part of the knowledge capital of Australia.