Students at Sydney’s elite universities can now spend their university fees on drinks, the NCAA has revealed.
The move follows a recent move by NCAAs vice president and former treasurer Andrew Robb to restrict the amount students can spend on alcohol, and allow them to purchase drinks in the same way as other students.
Mr Robb’s decision to restrict alcohol purchases to $25 for students has been criticised as being too restrictive and a breach of university policy.
University of Sydney’s vice president of education, Michael Hodge, said students at NCAas top universities, which have over 4,000 students, should not be competing with students who are on their own and could spend more.
“I think they should be competing for a small portion of students, but I don’t think it’s necessarily an unreasonable goal,” Mr Hodge said.
It has been suggested the NACAAs decision was prompted by the recent death of the former treasurer’s wife, Lisa, at the age of 82.
Students at NWAAs top universities can purchase alcohol in the manner of other students, with their money going into the NWAA fund, and the fund is used for scholarships, sports programs and student fees.
A NCAAS spokesman said it was still reviewing Mr Robb’s restrictions.
What is the NFA?
The National Federation of Students is the leading organisation of students across the country and represents thousands of students in more than 100 universities across Australia.
They are a not-for-profit organisation and represent about 1.5 million students in over 300 universities in Australia.
The NFA is a member of the Australian Federation of University and College Associations.
The federation is made up of universities and the wider community, as well as students, staff and parents.