By Mary Mrad For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 12:25 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 12:27 BST, 3 May 2019
University lecturers have been asked to donate up to $1000 each year from their salaries to support students.
University of Canberra (UC) vice-chancellor Deep Saini uploaded an audio message asking staff to 'give up their daily cup of coffee' and instead donate $20 a week.
Professor Saini said the donation from 1000 staff members would raise $1.04million each year and create 208 scholarships.
University of Canberra (UC) vice-chancellor, Deep Saini (pictured), uploaded the audio message asking staff to 'give up their daily cup of coffee'
'Let's say a cup of coffee costs us $4 each and we decide that we're going to