What is the MUSA Executive?

The MUSA Executive is made up of six student executives. One President, and five Executive members who represent different groups and interests on Massey University’s Manawatū campus: Admin, Education, Equities, International and Welfare. Together, the Executive governs the Massey University Students’ Association (MUSA). This means that, as a group, they provide oversight of MUSA operations and set the future direction of MUSA. Having elected students govern MUSA enables the organisation to speak out on behalf of Massey Manawatū Students. 

You can stand for President OR an Executive role. You cannot stand for both.

Why become a MUSA Executive?

It is a voluntary position filled with perks! Not only will you have a sense of achievement from solving student issues, this position will provide a variety of skills which will come in handy for future employment. Not to mention there is a ton of free food and regular team bonding. There is even a small remuneration for your work.

Below is the role descriptions & portfolio outlines for all available positions on the MUSA Executive Board. Read through carefully to make sure you are fully aware of the depth and breadth of the position. Click on the job title on each position to see the full description.

President

As the Student President, you will represent all Massey Manawatū students on a local and national stage. As part of the role, you will rub shoulders with other student leaders from around the country.

As the Student President, you will be responsible for the leadership of the MUSA governance group. This group provides oversight over current and future activities within the association and sets MUSA’s future direction to ensure MUSA is providing top quality services and fighting for students. You will be assisted by the MUSA Executive, Association Manager and MUSA staff.

Education Officer

As the Education Officer, you will represent all students with a particular focus on academic matters. It will be your job to make help run the Class Rep programme alongside MUSA’s Student Engagement Coordinator and assist the Advocate with academic grievances. You will be a part of MUSA’s governance.

Welfare Officer

As the Welfare Officer, you will represent all students on the Massey Manawatū campus with a particular focus on welfare. It will be your job to make sure that every student has an enjoyable and happy university experience in a supportive, encouraging environment.

An important part of your role will be organising welfare campaigns, aiding in committees, and carrying out welfare initiatives.  You will be a part of MUSA’s governance.

Admin Officer

As the Admin Officer, you will be responsible for keeping the executive in line and organised.  This includes everything from writing minutes and agenda’s to keeping an eye on the organisation and filling in on committees when needed. You will be a part of MUSA’s governance.  

Equities Officer

As the Equities Officer, you will represent all students on the Massey Manawatū campus with a particular focus on equity issues. This includes everything from working alongside the Thursdays in Black campaign to writing submissions and holding close relationships with groups such as MUPSA, Manawatahi, IPGMS, and UNIQ. You will be a part of MUSA’s governance.

International Officer

As the International Officer you will represent all of Massey Manawatu international students. It will be your job to make sure international student welfare and education needs are being met.

An important part of your role will be communicating student feedback to Massey staff. As a keen problem solver you will also need to look for solutions to any issues that may arise.

You will also have the opportunity to work with other fantastic student representatives, such as IPGMs, the International Postgraduate and Mature Students’ Association, cultural clubs, and Massey’s International Student Support team. You will be a part of MUSA’s governance.

Nomination for the 2019 MUSA Executive

Who can stand?

You are eligible to stand for 2019 MUSA Executive if you are taking at least one internal course on the Palmerston North Campus of Massey University.

To stand for the position of MUSA Executive International, you must be an International Student on the Palmerston North Campus of Massey University as per Massey University Regulations.

How do I get nominated?

You’ll need ten currently internally enrolled students of the Palmerston North Campus of Massey University to sign your nomination form.

You can download the form for board member here and president here or pick one up in person from the MUSA Office between 8,30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, August 20 to 24th 2018.

Your completed nomination form must be returned to the MUSA Office, Rm 2.23 in the Student Centre Building by 4.30 pm August 24th 2018.

Electronic versions, i.e. email, shared drive, cloud, link etc will not be accepted. Late or incomplete forms will not be accepted.

You will be informed of your successful nomination no later than Wednesday August 29th.

Campaigning

Campaigning runs from Sept 10th to the 21st 2018.

All forms of campaigning (posters/flyers/social media) must be removed by 4pm Fri Sept 21st. Failure to do so may result in your removal from the election at the discretion of the Returning Officer.

Voting in the MUSA Executive Election

Who can vote?

You are eligible to vote if you are taking at least one internal paper on the Palmerston north Campus of Massey University.

You will need your student ID number to vote, this will be checked against a database supplied by Massey University.

When can I vote?

Voting begins online here at 9am Monday The 24th of September 2018 and concludes 4pm Wednesday the 26th of September 2018.

Where can I vote?

You can vote online here

You can vote In Real Life on Concourse at these times:
Monday 24th 11am – 1pm
Tuesday 25th 11am – 1pm
Wednesday 26th 11am – 2pm

If you are unable to vote online for any reason, i.e. you can’t log in etc, please contact the returning officer for a paper ballot, or use a paper ballot during one of the Voting in Real life sessions on concourse

Who is running?

Candidates have been asked to supply a statement and picture, this can be found here

How does the voting work?

You can vote for one person for the role of President. You do not have to vote for any candidate.

You can vote for up to a maximum of 4 people for Executive. You do not have to vote for any candidate.

You can log in and vote more than once, however only the last cast vote will count towards the final tally, any previous votes will be deleted by the database.

When will I find out who won?

Results are expected to be posted on the MUSA Facebook page by 9am on Thursday September 28th