Wellington’s “new and improved” Orientation programme, running from February 16 – February 28 focuses on community and connection.

Acting Student Life Co-ordinator, Hayley Schlup says “we felt we had a good core, but wanted to make it more connecting, and build more community on campus.” In order to achieve this objective, there will be a lot more on-campus events, such as the Fresher’s Party, Outdoor Movie Night, and live music.

Schlup says they have also kept some “old faithfuls” such as the Student Panel, where students have the chance to ask members of the Student Executive anything they want to know about life at Massey.

Massey @ Wellington Students’ Association (MAWSA) will also be running an on-campus event every day at lunchtime in the first week of the semester.

While orientation is all about first years, MAWSA wants to focus on events that cater to all students. Events run by MAWSA are open to all students and also include discounted shows in town, such as Lunice, Drax Project, and more.


 In 2013, MAWSA collaborated with Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association to produce a two weeks orientation programme. MAWSA Association Manager, James Collings, says they didn’t have the resources to do the same this year.

Collings says although this year’s orientation is smaller, the line-up is just as exciting, and students should attend the orientation events to meet new people, get among the campus vibe and have some fun.

Students can just turn up to the on-campus events, but will need to book tickets for the events in town. For more info, check out the MAWSA website.


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