I am delighted that Swinburne University of Technology has launched its first Financial Inclusion Action Plan, for 2016-2017. We take seriously the importance of social inclusion and remain committed to ensuring that our students realise their educational potential. It is therefore appropriate that we have developed a Financial Inclusion Action Plan to better support our students.
Through a number of initiatives and programs, we are committed to providing the most appropriate support for our students who have been exposed to financial hardship and may struggle with other types of difficulties triggered by financial stress.
The pages that follow detail how Swinburne will continue to create a supportive, diverse and inclusive university that will foster financially resilient individuals.
This plan helps us enact our values as a university committed to social and economic impact through our teaching and research.
Professor Linda Kristjanson
Vice-Chancellor and President