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Student Advocacy

Did you know that advocacy is one of the most vital roles of a students’ union?

Advocacy is vital in order to ensure transparency and accountability on behalf of the institution and the government, and advocate for affordable, accessible, quality post-secondary education for students. AUSU advocates for AU students in a variety of ways:

Individual Advocacy – Your academic concerns are important to us! Contact AUSU if you have concerns about AU services or procedures that you feel are detrimental to your student experience.

University Advocacy – AUSU advocates for all AU students at the University level, including holding seats on over 20 AU committees and the AU Board of Governors, and regularly meets with various AU VP’s, Deans, and Directors to discuss issues important to AU undergraduate students.

External Advocacy – AUSU advocates for all AU students at the provincial and national levels for topics such as increased educational funding, equitable student loans programs, scholarships and bursaries, and other student issues. AUSU is also a member of the Canadian Alliance of Students’ Associations (CASA) which helps AU students have a voice with the federal government.

To find out more about AUSU’s advocacy efforts, visit our website here.

Year-Round Bursaries

AUSU has numerous year-round bursaries available for members in financial need. Applications for these bursaries are accepted anytime and are easy to fill our online.

You can apply for these bursaries no matter where you live – they are not restricted by location!

 Note: Applicants must have completed a minimum of *12 credits at AU with a minimum GPA of 2.0. 

Computer Bursary – to purchase new laptops for students who need one for their AUSU coursework.

Emergency Bursary – to pay for AU course extensions, late exam fees, or supplemental exams fees for members who require them due to unforeseen circumstances.

Travel Bursary – for members in financial need who need to pay for travel or accommodation costs for their AU studies, such as travelling to convocation, labs, exams, or practicums. 

Find complete details or apply online here

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