The University of New England Students' Association (UNESA) is the representative body for students at the University of New England, Australia. UNESA funded a radio station, TUNE! FM established April 1970), and a student newspaper, Neucleus (established April 1947), through a general service fee paid by all students to the University. Prior to 1990 the association was known as the UNE Students' Representative Council and, for a time, as the Armidale Students' Association. Following the introduction of voluntary student unionism, UNESA was dissolved at a special general meeting of the members in late March 2006. The functions and services previously provided by UNESA were taken over by Services UNE Ltd  with UARC and then subsequently undergrads@une being established to fill the gap left which required student representation. undergrads@une was replaced in 2009 by 'UNEG Ltd' (UNE Guild). As of 2013, UNESA has been re-established as a representative body of both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
In February 2005 University of New England Liberal Club (UNLEC) members won control of the Students' Association. UNELC members also controlled the student union and the University Council undergraduate position.
In September 2005 UNESA made world news following the appointment of a Heterosexual Officer. This position and the position of Men's Officer were created at the same time as the position of Homosexual Officer was disbanded along with the campus "queer space".
In proceeding years, the UNE Liberal Club remained highly involved with student groups Undergrads@UNE and UNEG.