Student associations at Massey , Ngā rōpū tauira

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Your student voice

Your student association's aim is to make sure that you enjoy the best university experience possible. They represent all students and provide a range of services which are run by students and led by students association leadership/executive group. These include things like representation, advocacy, events, and clubs. They are here to give you a helping hand and ensure your student voice is heard.

Student association services

Te Tira Ahu Pae

Massey University Students Association Federation [MUSAF] previously operated as a federation to 10 independent and autonomous student associations (four mainstream, three tangata whenua, three Pacific) at Massey University's three campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington and also Distance students. The restructure of student associations has been completed paving the way for a new single association – Te Tira Ahu Pae.

Te Tira Ahu Pae will deliver services to Massey University students throughout the country ensuring equivalent and equitable services are delivered to all students.

The student association is contracted to deliver selected services to you through a Service Level Agreement. The Student Services Levy is fully accountable to students through the university for the funds they spend, delivering on contracts for service objectives, and milestones through regular reports.

Services delivered include:

  • Advocacy – student advocates are available to help you with class disputes, course-related problems, landlord difficulties and general advice. They also coordinate the class representative system working to address course delivery issues on behalf of your class.
  • Financial advice and hardship fund – financial support is available to assist you with emergencies that affect your well-being. The associations coordinate applications for welfare and hardship grants.
  • Clubs and societies – supporting academic, social, cultural and sports clubs and societies by providing administrative support and facilitating club activity grant funding. The list of student-run clubs to join is growing, and you can start a new one to meet your interests.
  • Student to student communication – producing online and hard copy media, including your student magazine Massive and printed promotion posters. Online communication portals such as student association websites, Facebook and Instagram. Student TV and radio including Radio Control 99.4FM and media production.

Engage with your student community

Explore what your student association will do for you and how you can get involved to have your say. Become a class representative, develop skills, build important networks, volunteer to bring people together, or become a buddy.

Have fun and make a difference to your student experience by engaging with your student associations, clubs and common interest groups while on your academic journey at Massey.

View the student association websites so that you can find information offered at the different campuses or available to online students. They are funded through your Student Services Levy – get involved and share your student voice.

Structure

The 10 former student bodies are represented on the Te Tira Ahu Pae board.

Massey University's governing body, the Massey University Council, has one seat allocated for a student representative, elected by the student population. Most often, this Council member occupies a leading office-bearer role with one of the student bodies.

A new website for Te Tira Ahu Pae is under development. To contact associations in the interim, please refer to the contact information listed below.

Auckland student associations

ASA – Albany Students Association

Website: https://www.asa.ac.nz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/albanystudents/

TWONAM – Te Waka o ngā Akonga Māori – Māori student association

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/te.waka.albany/

MAPSA – Massey Albany Pasifika Students Association

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pasifikaalbany/

Manawatū student associations

MUSA – Massey University Students Association

Website: https://musa.org.nz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musaevents

Manawatahi – Māori student association

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manawatahi/

MUPSA – Massey University Pasifika Students Association

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MasseyUniPasifika/

Wellington student associations

MAWSA – Massey at Wellington Students Association

Website: https://mawsa.org.nz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mawsa

Kokiri Ngātahi – Māori student association

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KokiriNgatahi/

Distance student association

M@D – Massey at Distance

Website: https://www.mad.ac.nz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MasseyDistance/

Associated groups

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