Student advocacy is about working with students, staff and others to ensure students get fair outcomes, and those students feel supported to raise concerns, give feedback, brainstorm options and make complaints.

The Advocate is here to help with a range of issues students face, such as:

  • Negotiating extensions, aegrotat and remarkings
  • Concerns about course content
  • Other academic concern
  • Plagiarism notifications
  • Campus safety concerns
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Social media concerns
  • Employment issues
  • Tenancy and housing issues
  • Financial and budgeting assistance
  • Food grants
  • Helping you find the right person if you aren’t sure where to go
  • Being a sounding board to help you figure out stuff
  • Support for other personal concerns

The Advocate is happy to talk through any questions or concerns you might have in a variety of different areas. They will work with you to help come up with a solution you feel happy and confident with. The Advocate will also support you along the way to resolving the situation. They can attend face to face meetings with you and provide you with relevant information on university processes.

Advocacy also includes raising issues with the university that effect groups of students.  If you have concerns in this area please let us know. Currently, the Advocate service coordinates the Student/ Staff Sexual Violence Action Network and works in collaboration with Thursdays in Black to prevent sexual violence in our campus community.

Pop in to MAWSA to create an appointment, or give us a call.

Location – Level 2, Student Services Trust Building (second floor above Tussock Cafe)


Phone – 04 979 3762

Free Phone – 0800 MASSEY extn 63762

Appointments aren’t necessary but are appreciated if possible.