Kia ora! We’re Massey at Wellington Students’ Association (aka MAWSA — pronounced “more-sah”). We’re run for Massey Wellington students, by Massey Wellington students.
We speak up on your behalf, listening to your needs through class reps in each course and the annually-elected student executive, making sure students’ views are represented at all levels of decision making throughout the university, by appointing students to sit on college boards and representatives on a number of other university committees.
MAWSA publishes Massive Magazine, which is distributed on all campuses every fortnight during semester and gives a voice to issues important to students. Massive is always looking for writers and illustrators to contribute to the magazine, so if that’s you head on over to their website.
We’ve also partnered with Massey’s Student Services team to develop Campus Co-Lab, an ‘ideas incubator’, designed to help develop and implement student and staff ideas for improving the student experience.
We’re here to support you when the going gets tough. Our student advocate can help you with academic grievances (like if you feel like your work has been graded unfairly), issues with staff or students, budgeting advice, tenancy disputes or to give you advice when you don’t know who else to go to.
We also administer the Student Assistance Programme, which can give hardship grants to students who are facing an unexpected cost, up to $500*. We are also able to offer small grants to help you with groceries if you’ve got nowhere else to turn. Come in and see our advocate, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We often have some free food available – usually some fresh fruit and veggies, bread or other items – so keep an eye on our the ‘free shelf’ in the hallway outside our office and Campus Co-Lab.
*There is some criteria you will have to meet, so have a chat with the Advocate to find out if you’re eligible.
We want you to feel at home at Massey. We support a variety of clubs, societies and cultural groups which provide a place for you to belong and get involved — from sports and recreation, to social, academic and industry clubs, creative and cultural groups, there’s something for everyone.
We also like to think we bring the fun to campus! We’ve got events happening all year round, from O-Week and the annual ball, classic sausage sizzles, and de-stress events (hello puppies!), we’ve got you covered!
If you’re keen to throw your own event for your class or on campus, we can give advice, support and grants to help make it happen.