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MAWSA Elections are held each year around August/September to determine the next year’s executive team. To get elected for the 2018 MAWSA executive get a current student to nominate you (with the nomination form below) for your chosen role. One nomination per student.

Email manager@mawsa.org.nz if you have any questions.

Nomination Form 2017
The Nomination Form is very important, you need this to nominate who you think would be good as an executive, you need to fill this out and get them to fill this out and return to the MAWSA office by 2.30pm Friday 1st September 2017.

Campaign Code of Conduct 2017 (coming soon!)
This Code of Conduct is what all candidates must abide by. If you get nominated for an executive position you must follow these guidelines or you maybe disqualified from the elections.

Other resources for candidates
MAWSA’s Constitution
Massey University Regulations and Statues

 


Role Descriptions

Below is the role descriptions & portfolio outlines for all available positions on the MAWSA Executive Board. Read through carefully to make sure you are fully aware of the depth and breadth of the position. Click on “Download Job Description” below each title to see the full description of each position. All executive are to attend the fortnightly MAWSA executive meetings and collectively together they govern MAWSA. 

Also note, the Executive are required to have a minimum of 3 hours per week and ALL positions allow for full-time study.

We are currently reassess the executive hour, so if you did have any questions email manager@mawsa.org.nz

 

Student President

(One-year term, 10-15hrs per week)

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The role of MAWSA Student President has a wide scope. They are in charge of representing MAWSA members’ interests both within the University and at a national level. The Student President, alongside the executive, is responsible for the leadership and governance of MAWSA.

Key responsibilities of the Student President include:

  • Representation of the student voice, welfare and education in a wide range of forums, boards and committees across the University.
  • Leadership of the executive
  • Acting as the media spokesperson
  • Strategy and policy
  • Oversight of MAWSA activities which include but are not limited to operations, staff and finances
  • Compliance with pertinent documents such as the Constitution, Strategic Plan and policy.
  • Attend fortnightly executive meetings

The role of MAWSA Student President gives its recipient the opportunity to learn many valuable skills such as governance and leadership, time management, people and relationship management (students, staff, executive, university and external personnel), media relations, finance, effective communication and project management.

 

Welfare Vice President

(One-year term, up to 4hrs per week)

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The Welfare Vice President primarily job is to ensure that the welfare needs of Massey Wellington students are heard and met.

Key responsibilities of the Welfare Vice President include:

  • Participate in, and help to organise and arrange the Executive
  • Participate in committees (such as executive sub comities, class rep and hostel rep committees)
  • Assist in approving Hardship fund applications
  • Initiate/participate in campaigns and initiatives that benefit the welfare on campus
  • Attend fortnightly executive meetings

 

Education Vice President

(One-year term, up to 8hrs per week)

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The Education Vice President is responsible for overseeing matters related to education which includes MAWSA policy, sitting on appropriate boards and committees, and ensuring that students are adequately consulted and represented in academic matters.

Key responsibilities of the Education Vice President include:

  • Education advocacy matters including academic grievances
  • coordinating the class rep scheme
  • Participate in, and help to organise and arrange the Executive
  • Initiate/participate in campaigns and initiatives that benefit the welfare on campus
  • Attend fortnightly executive meetings

 

CoCA Executive

(2 Positions for 2017, one-year term, hours TBC)

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The CoCA (College of Creative Arts) Executive is responsible for ensuring students in the College of Creative Arts are well represented and their needs, welfare and education related, are being met. A key responsibility of the CoCA Executive is to attend monthly CoCA Board meetings with full speaking and voting rights, giving a great opportunity to make positive changes for CoCA students.

There are two positions available for the CoCA Executive role.

 

Business Executive

(One-year term, hours TBC)

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The Business Executive is responsible for ensuring students from the Communications and Business College are well represented and their needs, welfare and education related, are being met. The Business Executive sits on their college board, giving a great opportunity to make positive changes in the Communications and Business College.

 

Māori Executive

(One-year term, hours TBC)

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The Māori Executive looks after issues pertaining to Māori students at Massey University and lends supports to Maori initiatives. The Māori Executive is the liaison between Māori students and MAWSA, and is responsible for ensuring the wellbeing of Māori students in terms of both welfare and education.

 

Pasifika Executive

(One-year term, hours TBC)

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The Pasifika Executive looks after any issues pertaining to Pasifika students at Massey University and supports Pasifika initiatives. The Pasifika Executive is the liaison between Pasifika students and MAWSA, and is responsible for ensuring the wellbeing of Pasifika students in terms of both welfare and education. A key responsibility involved with this role is assisting with key Pasifika events such as Pasifika Graduation.

 

Nursing Executive

(One-year term, hours TBC)

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The Nursing Executive has a responsibility to the students within the College of Health with a particular focus on Nursing students. The role of the Nursing Executive is to ensure that the needs of students in the School of Nursing, both welfare and education related, are being met. The Nursing Executive sits on their college board, giving a great opportunity to make positive changes in the Nursing College.

 

Health Executive

(One-year term, hours TBC)

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The Health Executive has a responsibility to the students within the College of Health/Science. The role of the Health Executive is to ensure that the needs of students in the College of Health/Science, both welfare and education related, are being met. The Health Executive sits on their college board, giving a great opportunity to make positive changes in the College of Health/Science.

 

International Executive

(One-year term, hours TBC)

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The International Executive is responsible for ensuring that the needs of international and cultural students, both welfare and education related, are being met. The International Executive supports and drives initiatives that enhance the experience of international students for the duration of their study in New Zealand, as well as creating a safe and welcoming community for international students. The International Executive is the liaison between international students and MAWSA.