Your money - your benefits
All the SSL money collected can only be used for the benefit of students - never for academic or administrative costs.
UC students are surveyed annually to assess priorities and establish if students want particular services continued, amended or improved. The results of this survey informs the Student Life and Services Advisory Board (SLAB), who then make recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor on allocations of funds from the levy and for setting the levy for the following year.
The Student Life and Services Advisory Board (SLAB) is the primary body for managing the partnership between UC and the University of Canterbury Students Association (UCSA). It includes equal representation from UC staff and the UCSA. It provides a formal forum for UCSA representatives to present the view of the student body to UC about activities wholly or partially funded by the SSL. Students also have representation on the University Council which is responsible for the governance of the University, including oversight of the institution’s policy, degree, financial and capital matters.
The SLAB ensures the Levy is spent on meeting student needs, and is asked to inform, advise and make recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor on the best physical, financial and service delivery options.
Student Services Levy costs
The SSL is automatically calculated on how many points you enrol in per academic year, capped at a maximum of 150 points.