Advocacy Officers can assist UNE students with most problems they may be experiencing.
Whether the student is part time, full time, internal, international, college or distance students. No problem is ever too big or too small.
We can individually help you as a UNE student by providing a confidential and sympathetic hearing for any concerns you may have. If something is bothering you drop into Advocacy & Welfare, generally no appointments are necessary.
Please bring relevant documents with you. Examples of what may be relevant are letters and emails you have received from or sent to your faculty/school, support documents from a doctor or counsellor, etc.
If you are unable to come to the office you can email us.
As we are independent from the 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.
Remember…our Advocacy & Welfare service offers independent information, advocacy and referral across a range of academic and personal issues. All advice is free and confidential and if we can’t assist, we can refer you to someone who can.
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.
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.