Your student voice
Your students 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 led by student leaders and an 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.
Te Tira Ahu Pae
Your students association, Te Tira Ahu Pae, delivers services to Massey University students throughout the country ensuring equivalent and equitable services are delivered to all students.
Te Tira Ahu Pae are contracted to deliver selected services to you through a Service Level Agreement. Te Tira Ahu Pae are 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. Financial support is available to assist you with emergencies that affect your wellbeing. They also coordinate the class representative system working to address course delivery issues on behalf of your class.
- 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 media online and hard copy media, including your student magazine (Massive) and printed promotion posters. Communication portals include the students association website, Facebook, Instagram, Radio Control 99.4FM and media production.
Engage with your student community
Explore what your students 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 students association, clubs and common interest groups while on your academic journey at Massey.
View your students association website so that you can find information offered at the different campuses or available to online students. They are funded through your student services fee – get involved and share your student voice.
Massey University Students Association Federation [MUSAF] previously operated as a federation to 10 independent and autonomous students association (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.
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.
There are lots of groups available for you to experience:
Find out how the student services fee is used to support your study journey and make your academic experience better.
Each of our three campuses has a sport and recreation centre for use by Massey students, staff and the public – as members or with casual entry.
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