MAWSA is your Students’ Association, and we represent the interests of students through a number of avenues.


Student Executive

Our executive are elected by the whole student body each year around September, and they oversee MAWSA’s direction and lobby the university on behalf of students. The exec ensure that we are representing the wishes and needs of all students on our campus.

Meet our Executive


University Boards and Committees

We appoint representatives (usually one of our staff or exec) to sit on university-wide and campus boards and committees. Our President sits on the Academic Board and other University boards to give a student perspective on issues; many of the executive members also sit on College Boards or liaise with their relevant departments within the University.

– MUSAF (Massey University Students’ Associations’ Federation)
– Student Media Advisory Board
– College Boards (CoCA, Health, Business)
– Regular meetings with the Vice-Chancellor

Wellington Campus
– Campus Operations Group
– Health and Safety Consultative Meeting
– Clubs, Societies and Cultural Groups Grants Committee
– Student Events Grants Committee
– Student Assistance Programme Hardship committee
– Student and Staff Sexual Violence Action Network
– Student Success Network
– Pastoral Care Network

Class Reps

MAWSA recruits Class Reps in all courses at Massey Wellington. Class Reps are about making sure that your university education is the best it can be. Reps communicate with their classmates, provide feedback to enhance their courses, and contribute a vital source of information to MAWSA on a variety of issues around campus.

Being a Class Reps is a vital role for students, but it doesn’t have to be a lot of work. Class Reps need to make sure their class knows who they are, and where to take any ideas, suggestions and issues that do arise. They receive training and they are always supported by the Student Advocate.

Your lecturer should ask for Class Representatives in the first week of your course. If no Class Rep has been appointed and you would like to be a one, contact our Student Advocate ( as soon as possible to make sure you don’t miss out on training.  There is a lot of incentive to being a Class Rep including employment skills, references, free feeds, spot prizes, and ultimately the feeling that you are making a difference for students.