THE University of New England Student Association will have its registration canned by NSW Fair Trading.
Governance issues with the UNESA board had brought about the suspension, and the university would do all it could to help students establish a replacement, a UNE spokesman said.
“The pending de-registration of UNESA, brought about by governance issues with the UNESA Board, is disappointing,” he said.
“The university will provide students with support and resources to ensure that a new representative body is up and running.”
UNESA is a democratically elected group of students that represent and advocate for students to the university, organise activities and support clubs and societies.
The student association website currently lists 10 members on the board.
Members of the association refused to comment on the matter, but an automatic email response said “the association is no longer in operation”, the account will no longer be monitored from August 31.
An email was circulated to students by UNESA with no explanation as to why it would be disbanded.
NSW Fair Trading confirmed the registration had not yet been cancelled, but will need a properly constituted committee of more than three members.
“This includes lodging the required annual summary of financial affairs each year after holding an annual general meeting,” a spokesman said.