Wollongong Undergraduate Students' Association
|Full name||University of Wollongong Undergraduate Students' Association|
|Native name||Student Control of Student Affairs!|
|Affiliation||National Union of Students|
|Office location||Northfields Avenue, University of Wollongong|
The University of Wollongong Undergraduate Students' Association (known as WUSA, and its governing body the WUSA Council) is the peak undergraduate student representative organisation at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales.
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WUSA is the UOW Student Union and as such works to fight for student interests on campus and in the broader community, keeping both the University administration and Australian governments accountable when it comes to issues affecting students. WUSA also provides advocacy and welfare services for students on campus.
WUSA is a grassroots organisation, made up of a number of issues-based student collectives. These include education, queer rights, women's rights, an anti-racism collective, a student media collective, an education collective (WEC) and the environment collective. WUSA also publishes the UOW student magazine Tertangala.
WUSA is affiliated to the National Union of Students (Australia) and has participated in national campaigns including the fight against upfront course fees, Voluntary Student Unionism, and the struggle to reinstate free Higher Education in Australia. WUSA has also called upon the national body and other student organistaions to support its local causes in the past. In a city like Wollongong, notorious for pollution and other heavy industry-related health problems, WUSA has always been at the forefront of campus environmentalism in Australia. This has particularly been the case as Climate Change has become an increasingly important political issue to students.
The sister student organisation for WUSA is the Newcastle University Students' Association.
Presidents (since 2010)
2010- Chris Monnox
2011- Eloise Young
2012- Peter Hughes
2013- Samantha Dixon
2014- Mitchell Bresser
2015- Peter Munford
2016- Samuel Tedeschi