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Student associations, clubs and societies

Your student voice

Your student associations aim to make sure that you enjoy the best university experience possible. They provide leadership and represent all students, are student advocates to the university and wider community, and also help run events like orientation week. 

They are run by Massey students, and are led by student executive groups who are elected every year. They are here to give you a helping hand and ensure your student voice is heard.

Student association services

Four of Massey's nine student associations are contracted to deliver selected services to you through a Service Level Agreement. They are fully accountable to students through the university for the Student Services Levy funds they spend, delivering on contract for service objectives and milestones through regular reports.

The services delivered include:

  • Advocacy — student advocates are available to help you with class disputes, course-related problems, landlord difficulties and general advice. They also co-ordinate 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 wellbeing. The associations co-ordinate 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.

Discover a club and find a place to belong

We have more than 200 student-run interest groups across our campuses. There’s a lot to choose from, including postgraduate clubs. Here’s a quick overview:

  • Cultural — discover heritage, celebrate with food, learn te reo Māori, or share your culture with others. Massey is multi-cultural and groups include Māori, Pasifika, Chinese or Malay, to name a few.
  • Social — make new friends and discover new passions through music, movies, politics or coffee and cake.
  • Academic — brainstorm ideas by meeting like-minded people who are studying the same course as you.
  • Share your faith — want to connect and share your faith with others? Discuss your spirituality at one of our religious or spiritual groups, such as Christian or Muslim.
  • Keeping fit and active — there’s a sports club ready to welcome you, including cricket, hockey, rugby, aerial arts or table tennis. Get fit and have fun with sport, recreation and games.

Each club is run by student volunteers. If you can’t find what you're interested in then we encourage you to start a new one. Lots of support is available through your local student association to help run clubs, and you may be able to apply for funding to buy equipment or run events.

Engage with your student community

Explore what your relevant 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.

Auckland student associations

ASA - Albany Students Association

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

Clubs: https://www.asa.ac.nz/clubs

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/

Clubs: https://musa.org.nz/clubs

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/

Clubs: https://mawsa.org.nz/mawsaclubs

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/

Regional connections: https://dev.mad.ac.nz/social/

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

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